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Elections 2018

Elections 2018

And Orwellian Doublespeak Despite hiccups aplenty, Elections 2018 are finally being held. Pakistan in its checkered political history since 1970 has held ten national elections....

China’s Muslim ban

At first, Chinese authorities in her village in Xinjiang removed the crescents from the mosque, Auken told me. Then the imam and the boy...
Oil rises to 2014 highs on Iran Sanctions, NAFTA deal

Oil rises to 2014 highs on Iran Sanctions, NAFTA deal

Oil futures jumped on Monday, reaching the highest levels since November 2014, as U.S. sanctions on Iran come into force and a North American...
Somebody Else's Civil War

Somebody Else’s Civil War

Call it a city on four legs heading for murder. ... New York is a woman holding, according to history, a rag called liberty with one hand and strangling...

The world’s largest election, explained

By Milan Vaishnav and Jamie Hintson Indians will vote in nationwide general elections this spring. There are approximately 879 million eligible voters. More than two-thirds of voters...
Heart (of Asia) rending

Heart (of Asia) rending

Should Pakistan have participated in the Heart of Asia conference? Probably not. There are many who argue one way or another. We should be...
Why is Gwadar’s Pearl Continental attack significant for Pakistan?

Why is Gwadar’s Pearl Continental attack significant for Pakistan?

By Yasmeen Aftab Ali The Pearl Continental hotel in Pakistan’s all important port city of Gwadar was recently attacked...

ASSESSING THE DAESH THREAT IN AFGHANISTAN: SECURITY IMPLICATIONS FOR THE SCO MEMBER STATES

Spearhead Special Report – 25.06.2019 By Hira A. Shafi Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Daesh ascended to prominence in 2014 after making territorial gains in Iraq and Syria, the...

‘Time Is Up’: Pakistan’s Army Targets Protest Movement, Stifling Dissent

Pakistan’s powerful military has seemed unstoppable recently in getting what it wants: its favored candidate as prime...
Why the campaign against Qatar is doomed

Why the campaign against Qatar is doomed

Saudi Arabia and UAE bit off more than they can chew once they took on Qatar, a country with vast wealth and powerful allies It...