Tag Archives: Pakistan

China’s Brahmaputra Dam Plan Strains Relations with India Further

Powerchina’s announcement it will build a mega dam could spur a dam-building race with India, with disastrous consequences for the ecology of the region.

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Eurasian Unification is Holding Sway

BRI is not a concept anymore but a functional reality from the east of Asia to the west of Europe and the territories in between. CPEC will be an enormous force-multiplier north to south, connecting China and Central Asia to Middle East and North Africa through Pakistan.

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Farmers are Depleting the Ogallala Aquifer with Govt. Support

Four decades of federal, state and local conservation efforts have mainly targeted individual farmers, providing ways for them to voluntarily reduce water use or adopt more water-efficient technologies. While these initiatives are important, they haven’t stemmed the aquifer’s decline.

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Should Tech Startups Move Back to New York City?

The short answer is yes. With Amazon being pushed out last year, the market is still there, and the community has been more supportive than ever. Plus, there are plenty of affordable lofts available.

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Relations with Israel: Can Pakistan Learn from China and Turkey?

UAE  and  Bahrain followed Egypt and Jordan in recognizing Israel that has been continuously oppressing Palestinians. Saudi Arabia may soon join them, leaving Pakistan badly exposed to international arm-twisting through economic tools.

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What is Behind Saudi Arabia’s Rapprochement with Turkey?

Biden will not be so friendly to MBS and will be pressured by those more sensitive to human rights on his foreign policy team to contain Saudi endeavors in the region. For this reason, Riyadh has once again turned to Ankara in hopes that Turkey will balance the playing field.

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Ethiopia Regains Control of its Troubled Region But Will it Bring Peace?

While TPLF may have been pushed TPLF out of Mekelle, it does not mean an end to the bloody conflict. Rather it may be the start of an insurgency and civil war.

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Climate Change Adds to Woes of Lentil Farmers in Nepal

Once the world's leading lentil producer, Nepal is now having to import them as farmers struggle with low productivity and warmer, wetter weather. This could have serious implications in a country where lentils provide an important source of protein, especially for poor families.

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How Biden and Kerry Could Rebuild America’s Global Climate Leadership

Strengthening cooperation and partnerships with like-minded countries will be critical to bring about a transition to cleaner energy as well as sustainability in agriculture, forestry, water and other sectors of the global economy.

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Republicans Didn’t Lose Big in 2020

In the 2021 legislative season, Republicans will have unified control of 20 of the 28 legislatures that retain mapmaking responsibility. Democrats will control just seven.

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