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India Re-thinking Indus Water Treaty

India Re-thinking Indus Water Treaty

Introduction “Many of the wars of the 20th century were about oil, but wars of the 21st century will be over water”, said Dr Isamil Serageldin, former Vice President of the World Bank. Water is surpassing oil as the world’s scarcest critical resource as water has no substitute. There’s an increasing feeling in the world […]

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Drones under UN Scrutiny

Drones under UN Scrutiny

Unmanned Combat Aerial vehicles more commonly known by their innocent sounding nomenclature “drones” have ultimately come under the UN scrutiny. For the first time, the UN General Assembly has pronounced itself on the ever-increasing use of armed drones in the pursuit of ‘war on terror’. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has unanimously passed a […]

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Bangladesh: Bloody Victory Day

Bangladesh: Bloody Victory Day

This year, people of Bangladesh greeted their Victory day in an environment of country-wide violence in the wake of execution of Adul Qader Molla. Since independence in 1971, people of Bangladesh are unable to find psychological or emotional “closure” on the violent birth of their country.While people of Bangladesh need a healing touch, the government […]

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Afghan-US Security Agreement: Options for Pakistan

Afghan-US Security Agreement: Options for Pakistan

On Thursday, Afghan Loya Jirga would begin deliberations on much awaited Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between America and Afghanistan. President Karzai has stated that Jirga would comprise of around 2500 delegates. He has surprise many by saying that the Taliban representatives would also attend the Jirga. Furthermore, he has thrown an open invitation that all […]

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The covert war in Pakistan

The covert war in Pakistan

Pakistan is fighting a protracted war over a decade for its lost identity. The very symbols of Pakistan have been attacked and its people slaughtered. The craven attack on Ziarat Residency in Quetta on June 14, 2013, is one of many incidents that are evidence of Pakistan fighting a protracted war for its ideals and […]

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