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Canada welcomes Syrian refugees: Welcome departure from North American security obsession
Reeta Tremblay | 27 Dec , 2015 0 comments
Canada welcomes Syrian refugees: Welcome departure from North American security obsession

On December 20th, Canada’s Minister of Immigration and Citizenship, John McCallum   announced Canada’s revised plans to resettle 50,000 Syrians by the end of 2016.  This is an extension of the new Liberal government’s pledge to resettle 25,000 government and privately-sponsored Syrian refugees – 10,000 by the end of December and 15,000 by...

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What is in name? The politics of naming Pakistani Missiles
Prateek Joshi | 26 Dec , 2015 2 comments
What is in name? The politics of naming Pakistani Missiles

After its inception in 1947, the first dilemma that the newly-born state of Pakistan faced was how to define its identity. Since Pakistan was the result of a demand for a separate homeland for the Indian subcontinent’s Muslims, its identity had to inevitably hinge on Islam. In contrast to this parochialism, India projected herself as the...

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How America Replaced Russia as India’s Largest Arms Supplier
How America Replaced Russia as India’s Largest Arms Supplier

India and the US have become closer militarily and strategically than they have ever been before. How did that happen so soon? The large Russian was almost apoplectic. “The MI-24 is a battle-tested helicopter. There was nothing that the Afghan Mujahideen feared more than this helicopter on the horizon. Yet, your government wants to buy the...

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National Unity Govt of Afghanistan: Poor track record raises questions on durability
Attaullah Waziri | 24 Dec , 2015 0 comments
National Unity Govt of Afghanistan: Poor track record raises questions on durability

In 2014 Presidential elections, at least eight million voters had braved Taliban threats and gone to the polls in two rounds of elections. After a long dispute between the two rival teams led by Dr. Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan’s presidential election was resolved in a U.S.-brokered deal that created a National Unity...

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India and China reach broad agreement to end incursions, maintain peace
Sanjeev Pargal | 23 Dec , 2015 0 comments
India and China reach broad agreement to end incursions, maintain peace

India and China have reached “broad understanding” on maintaining peace and tranquility along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh sector of Jammu and Kashmir and decided to have frequent meetings at the level of local commanders to resolve any disputes between the two sides. …top officials of the two Armies agreed to maintain...

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