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The Afghan crisis: A matter of concern for America and Russia

By Hafeez Hassanabadi There is no doubt that the history of Russian diplomacy has witnessed lots of ups and downs, despite the fact that they take their decisions after considerable deliberations. Before taking any step they always bear in their minds the Russian proverb that “the more the higher you …

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Kashmir will become a second Waziristan if…

By Umar Daud Khattak-Muslims divided the Indian subcontinent that led to the creation of Pakistan. They ruled over Indian subcontinent for about 800 years before the British. There was no such demand of an independent Muslim country during those 800 years when they were ruling. During all these years, they …

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What is street harassment?

By Raziya Masumi-Every Afghan woman has experienced street harassment. It is more than an annoyance. It makes women nervous and insecure as they go about their daily lives, as they go to work, attend university, do their shopping, and even go out with friends for a picnic. It happens everywhere—even …

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Don’t forget about Afghanistan

By Dr. Zia Nezam-Global terrorism has opened subsidiaries in five continents. Attacks are now becoming a tragic routine in the heart of Europe. In this new chaotic environment, Afghanistan has fallen off the radar of media attention. Security today in Afghanistan reflects security tomorrow in other countries. The global community …

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Back to private jihad?

By Afrasiab Khattak-Terminology of “old” and “new” Pakistan has acquired a particular connotation in the recent political discourse in the country. Parallel to that discussion there have also been similar claims and counter claims in debate about the emergence of a new Pakistan in terms of facing the challenge of …

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Social Stigma and Youth trouble

The shame or disgrace attached to something that is unacceptable to society can be regarded as social stigma. Erving Goffman, one of the most influential sociologists of twentieth century explains,   the phenomenon whereby an individual with an attribute which is deeply discredited by his/her society is rejected as a result …

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Case against PoPA extension

Afrasiab Khattak-Protection of Pakistan Act (PoPA) one of the major anti-terrorist laws in Pakistan, expired yesterday. It was promulgated in July 2014 with a two year sunset clause. In this way PoPA has come to an end after completing its prescribed age. The present government has every intention of extending …

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IS can’t only be defeated by military means

By Manish Rai-Islamic State which stormed Iraq and whole world in 2014 with its takeover of major Iraqi and Syrian cities by exploiting Sunni Arab grievances in Iraq and chaos in neighbouring Syria. But the militant group is steadily losing ground in both the countries. The so-called Caliphate is on …

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Chabahar Port: The port that changed everything

By Prithwi Tilak Banerjee-Actually, it is just the tip of the iceberg. This is the start of an inevitable new cold war. Real war is not fought with weapons. It is fought financially with diplomacy as its weapon. It is not the wars that actually kill people, it is the …

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