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Day: 11 January 2021

Afghan peace: Between hope and despair

The resumption of intra-Afghan dialogue in Doha on January 5 is the beginning of the arduous and complicated journey towards peace. The two sides have agreed on the modalities of talks after three months of intense negotiations. All eyes are fixed on the two delegations amidst hope and despair as the violence becomes rampant and …

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Do Conspiracy Theories, Misinformation and Disinformation Cause Violent Extremism?

Written by Abdul Basit, Research Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. His area of expertise lies in extremism, terrorism and political violence in South Asia.11 January 2021 The social and digital media have transformed the recruitment patterns, propaganda operations and narrative constructions of the non-state violent …

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Understanding Kashmir’s Indigenous Struggle For Freedom – OpEd

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) freedom struggle is not a new phenomenon. It is spanned over seven decades with several resolutions passed by United Nations (UN). Unlike many other movements for self-determination, struggle by Kashmiris against Indian illegal occupation is indigenous and reflects the sentiments of the masses. With the scrapping of Article 370 of the …

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