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Despite Ceasefire, no end to Syria's Sorrows in Sight
KP Fabian | 10 Jan , 2017 0 comments
Despite Ceasefire, no end to Syria's Sorrows in Sight

What began as the Arab Spring, with the fall of the dictator Ben Ali of Tunisia (24 years in power) in January 2011 and of the dictator Hosni Mubarak of Egypt (30 years in power) in the very next month, has taken the worst possible transmogrification in Syria.  Half of the 22 million population has been rendered homeless; almost 5 million...

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Security Council Resolution 2322: Will it Strengthen Multilateral cooperation in Counter-terrorism?
Rajeesh Kumar | 09 Jan , 2017 0 comments

On Monday, 12 December, 2016 the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a landmark resolution on strengthening international judicial cooperation in countering terrorism. Resolution 2322 aims to enhance the efficacy of international legal and judicial systems in their fight against terrorism through operational collaboration. This is the first...

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The Green Crescent
Maj Gaurav Arya | 08 Jan , 2017 2 comments

When did it exactly start? No one knows. But it can be said with a degree of certainty that in the early nineties when the Pakistanis decided that JKLF or Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, a “pro-azaadi” terror outfit in Kashmir, should cease to exist, it was the beginning of Islamic Jihad in the Kashmir valley. JKLF wanted Jammu & Kashmir to...

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Impermanence, Impermanence
Claude Arpi | 07 Jan , 2017 0 comments

As President Xi Jinping arrived in Islamabad in April 2015, he was welcomed by huge billboards in Chinese and English: the friendship between China and Pakistan was ‘higher than mountains, deeper than oceans, sweeter than honey, and stronger than steel.’ In an article published in Pakistani papers before he landed in Islamabad, Xi wrote:...

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Nuclear Doctrinal revision in its effects on the India-China Dyad
Ali Ahmed | 06 Jan , 2017 0 comments

In the latest brouhaha over the nuclear doctrine revision, Manoj Joshi offered the sage advice that Pakistan should not be the only referent in considering evolution of India’s nuclear doctrine. The discussion in the strategic circles sparked off by the defence minister recently voicing his personal opinion on nuclear doctrine, was rather...

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