March, 2016

Imperatives of Human Rights in IHK

Imperatives of Human Rights in IHK

The increasing intensity of Human rights violations in the Indian Held Kashmir in recent years requires an awakening of global conscience. The violations are of multidimensional in nature ranging from “mass killings” to “forced disappearances” and from “torture” to “rape and sexual abuse” to “political suppression and restrictions on freedom of speech”. The main culprits […]

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The NSS process: letter or spirit?

The NSS process: letter or spirit?

The Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) process has been President Obama’s brainchild since he underlined security of nuclear materials as a priority of his administration in his infamous Prague speech of April 5, 2009. Prague speech became talk of the town because of his amateurish Global Zero concept visualizing, a nuclear weapon free World. Soon after […]

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Afghanistan’s fog of talks

Afghanistan’s fog of talks

Politico-military situation in Afghanistan is quite complex. As regards military balance of power, James R Clapper, the US director of national intelligence, recently warned that fighting in Afghanistan will be “more intense” this year than 2015 and that Afghans will continue to face “sustained attacks” by the Taliban in 2016. According to the Pentagon, the […]

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! مودی ، بیلجئم یاترا اور ۔۔۔

! مودی ، بیلجئم یاترا اور ۔۔۔

بھارتی وزرتِ خارجہ کے سیکرٹری ’’ جے شنکر ‘‘ نے کہا ہے کہ جب تلک پاکستان بات چیت کے لئے ساز گار ماحول تیار نہیں کرتا تب تک دونوں ممالک کے خارجہ سیکرٹریوں کے مابین ہونے والے مجوزہ مذاکرات ممکن نہیں ۔ یاد رہے کہ پچیس دسمبر کو مودی کی لاہور یاترا کے بعد کہا […]

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!  سافٹ امیج ۔ ۔ پاک بھارت موازنہ

! سافٹ امیج ۔ ۔ پاک بھارت موازنہ

سبھی جانتے ہیں کہ پاکستان اور بھارت بیک وقت آزاد ہوئے ۔ مگر عالمی سطح پر بوجوہ بھارت خود کے حوالے سے ایک سافٹ امیج بنانے میں کامیاب رہا ہے حالانکہ زمینی حقائق پر نگاہ ڈالیں تو صورتحال مختلف بلکہ قطعی متضاد نظر آتی ہے ۔ داخلی سیاست کے معاملے کو ہی دیکھ لیں تو […]

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Afghan Migrant Situation and European Reaction

We often forget that a significant proportion of refugees who now knock on the door of Europe are Afghans. Between January and December 2015, they were 200,000 to seek asylum in one of the EU countries. 6 times more than in 2014. The Afghans are the second largest group to migrate and make an application […]

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Oman and Pakistan, the two key countries that can achieve Saudi-Iran “detente”?

2016 began with a dangerous rekindling of the Cold War that has existed for some time between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Given that this tension between the two states is in part fuelling the intensity of the wars in Yemen and Syria, one realises how essential it is to change this dangerous antagonism into a […]

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The Afghan peace process is also a process to appease Afghan-Pakistan relations

Relatively little is being said about it in the French media because Afghanistan has been forgotten due to the crisis in Syria, and because Westerners are not, this time, on the frontline, but the inter-Afghan peace process is striving, with difficulty, to emerge. The first meeting on this subject took place on January 11, 2016, […]

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