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Hong Kong as a national security law

By Ms. Tamkin Azizi One country, two systems “is a constitutional concept outlining the governance of Hong Kong and Macau in the People’s Republic of China after they became China’s Special Administrative Regions (SARs) in 1997 and 1999 respectively. Deng Xiaoping proposed this in the early 1980s during talks over …

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Pashtun under attack

By Nadir Shah Katawazai As Sun was about to set, brave Arif wazir, a Pashtun Protection Movement (PTM) activists was sitting in a vehicle on the way to his home. Some unidentified people were following his vehicle, when he slowed down his vehicle because of speed breaker, suddenly gun fire …

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Democracy Under Fire: The Afghanistan Elections of 2019

By Khan Wali Khan Basharmal No one knew what the Afghanistan election of 2019 would bring. Neither the international community, nor the Afghan people, not even the opposition to the current Democratic administration of President Ashraf Ghani. The election was fraught with its own logistical issues. The election date itself …

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Asia-Pacific countries must take urgent action to tackle COVID-19’s recession-induced hunger

By Marco V. Sánchez Cantillo Deputy-Director, Agricultural Development Economics Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Many uncertainties haunt the world’s campaign to counter the COVID-19 pandemic, but one thing is now sure: Global economic activity will suffer greatly, with large-scale consequences for the incomes and …

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