Tag Archives: Pakistan

In Blistering Remarks, Biden Commits Aid, Intel, and Military Assets to Israel

Biden did not mention the unfolding civilian crisis in Gaza, but emphasized the assistance to Israel in its war against Hamas in Gaza moving forward.

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The Green Revolution is a Warning, not a Blueprint for Feeding a Hungry Planet

In Punjab, India’s top Green Revolution state, heavy use of fertilizers and pesticides has contaminated water, soil and food and endangered human health.

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Feinstein’s Death Raises the Question: How are Vacant Senate Seats Filled?

Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife arrive at the U.S. District Court in New York City on Sept. 27, 2023. Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images   here’s an empty seat in the U.S. Senate now that California’s longtime and senior senator, Dianne Feinstein, has died. And, following the Sept. 22, 2023, federal indictment on bribery and other charges of …

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Book Review: The Tribal Pakhtun as ‘Fixer’

Going by the warlike history of the region, journalism and the fixer within it become “short term slavery” in the service of relentless imperialist forces that have long kept the region unstable.

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Global Cruise Industry Expanding, New Routes Emerging

Passenger capacity is projected to increase from 26.5 million in 2022 to nearly 38 million by 2028. In anticipation of this, nearly 40 new ships debuted in 2022, with 75 more vessels lined up on order through 2027, as revealed in Cruise Industry News’ cruise ship order book. This brings up the total number of cruise ships to 499 worldwide.

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Marcos Jr’s Presidency an Exercise in Redemption

n his second State of the Nation address, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr proudly trumpeted the dawn of Bagong Pilipinas (New Philippines). ‘I have stated before that my confidence in our future was grounded in our world-class quality workforce’, he said. ‘I know that the state of the nation is sound and is improving. The New Philippines has arrived’. The …

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Canada’s Assassination Charge Against India Puts Biden in a Pickle

Experts say the risks of not openly backing Trudeau are far outweighed by the danger of confronting Modi right now.

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US Policy of ‘Pragmatic Engagement’ Risks Legitimatizing Taliban Rule

The Biden administration has a choice: Try to keep the Doha deal alive by pressuring the Taliban into intra-Afghan talks, or accept that the deal is now dead. Either way, “pragmatic engagement” with the Taliban has shown itself to be wanting.

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U.S.-Pakistan Diplomacy: Balancing Defense Ties Amid Democratic Dilemmas

Should Ogles’ amendment gain traction and ultimately pass, it stands to overshadow the intentions and potential benefits of the CIS-MOA. Such an outcome would stress the intricacies and nuances of international diplomacy, showcasing how geopolitical strategies and the pursuit of democratic values can sometimes clash, mostly to the detriment of a country like Pakistan.

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Why ‘Peace Enforcement’ Risks Exacerbating Conflicts in Africa

The United Nations and the African Union are moving towards the use of “peace enforcement” – but their preferred approach is unlikely to succeed.

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