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    Taliban's Rise Amid New Geopolitical Realities

    With India clueless and dazed, its future in Afghanistan is getting grimmer with China, Pakistan, Russia and Iran on the same page, and its ally, the US, solely interested in getting out of there, at least as of now.

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    Lebanon’s crisis could end up empowering Hezbollah

    The country’s political structure is based on a delicate balance among different ethnicities and sects, and the deep economic crisis might favour the Iran-backed group.

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    Immunized but banned: EU says not all COVID vaccines equal

    After Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor and his wife received two doses of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine in Nigeria, they assumed they would be free to travel this summer to a European.

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    Holbrooke’s Revenge: How Modi Led the Americans Back into Kashmir

    It’s quite astonishing that Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent 3.5 hours in the company of politicians from Kashmir on June 24. It is surprising because he and his government.

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    Beyond the Obvious: Reading Imran Khan’s Op-Ed on Afghanistan

    AFGHANISTAN, the fabled ‘Graveyard of Empires’ has captured news headlines and grabbed the attention of the international political community since the US withdrawal announced.

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    Indian Supreme Court Ruling on Kashmir Internet Ban- An Analysis

    When a right is violated, the remedy has to be the restoration of the right. No matter how beautifully the lofty principles of fundamental rights are articulated, nothing can substitute for real action to restore them.

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    Vietnamese women strive to clear war-era mines

    Inching across a field littered with Vietnam war-era bombs, Ngoc leads an all-women demining team clearing unexploded ordnance that has killed tens of thousands of people - including her uncle.

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    Soleimani's Assassination: The Mafia Would Have Been Proud

    Trump’s reckless policy may help his re-election, but it also makes it much more likely that the US will sink ever deeper into the morass of the Mideast.

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    US-Iran War and Consequences for India

    He was being talked about as a possible candidate for the presidency in 2021, after the Parliament elections this year. As a popular figure, seen as restoring Iranian hegemony over West Asia as in the Achaemenid empire

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    Why Moscow Will Dominate Middle East For Long

    Russia's growing influence in the region has also been a result of US ambiguous strategy and lack of foresight. It’s hard truth that by pursuing its clear-cut goals with limited means but with determination, Russia has

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    Pashtuns Grievances Should be Addressed

    Pashtuns are an ethnic group of about 49 million people, the biggest share of them lives in Pakistan. They are referred with many names such as Afghan, Pashtun, Pathan and Pukhtoon.

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    Trump’s repeated ignorance of history

    In his speech on 4th July at National Mall, Washington, President Donald Trump said, “We will always be the people who defeated a tyrant, crossed a continent, harnessed science, took to the skies.

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    After tanker attacks and drone debacle, Iran has the upper hand

    It’s no longer matters whether Iran carried out the tanker attacks or not. The result is that it has given Tehran an advantage, compounded by the downing of the drone, which Trump did not calculate.

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    The Oil Crisis Saudi Arabia Can't Solve

    Looking at the current volatility in the Persian/Arabian Gulf and the possibility of a temporary closure of the Strait of Hormuz, the Aramco CEO’s message might be a bit overoptimistic.

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    Southeast Asia no longer wants the world’s trash

    Southeast Asian nations no longer want your trash. Last week, Malaysia announced it was sending 3,300 tonnes of scrap plastics including CDs, insulated electric cables and milk jugs back to countries ranging from Austral

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    Is the Middle East on the brink of a major showdown?

    War clouds in the Middle East are thickening. A worrisome conjunction of circumstances is leading towards a possible showdown between the Axis of Resistance and Arab Nato.

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    From inspiration to despair: A year of Gaza's Great March of Return

    Last month, a 14-year-old Palestinian from Gaza, Hasan Shalabi, was fatally shot in the chest by an Israeli sniper. He had been looking for work and food for his family when he became one of dozens.

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    Erdogan and Imran Khan? a political synthesis

    Different nationalities, different stories, and different rhetoric yet Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkish Republic, and Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan, share a similar direction.

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    Nowruz: Celebrating the New Year on the Silk Roads

    Nowruz is a rite dating back to at least the 6th century BCE, marking the new year and ushering in spring. Variously known as Novruz, Nowrouz, Nooruz, Navruz, Nauroz or Nevruz, this historic.

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    America has been shunned and shamed

    A week ago Hassan Rouhani paid his first official visit to Iraq as Iran’s president.  He has been preceded by a series of visits by the first vice president, oil and foreign ministers, Central Bank chief.

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    Christchurch, Islamophobia and the Fifth Column

    Xenophobia, the fear of the "other/alien" group that is suspected and then portrayed as an evil force likely to overtake/ oppress/ suppress you, has been used as an instrument, right from the dawn.

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    Rouhani’s Iraq Visit Undercuts U.S. Iran Policy

    This week, President Hassan Rouhani’s three-day Iraqi visit marks an important turning point in Iran-Iraq relations. Rouhani aims to boost bilateral ties and, simultaneously, circumvent suffocating.

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    India and Pakistan: the aftermath of crisis

    The recent military exchange between India and Pakistan has raised the stakes in a volatile region. Taking such significant risks – heavy-handed response to terrorist provocation being the latest.

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    Time For India To Fight TRP Nationalism

    Ever since the Pulwama attack they have worked up a nationalist frenzy and batted for a full scale war with Pakistan. And when India launched  strikes on Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, these channels.

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