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Might should not be international law

BY AFSHAIN AFZAL US is continuously experimenting on the developing countries, trying to bring the fruits of democracy and capitalism at the grass root level. For doing this, no matter the US may have to slaughter the whole population of that country, it will go …

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Baluchistan Quagmire

BY AHMAD ALI Baluchistan is Pakistan’s one of the largest among four federating units,the desolate,least populated and most backward province but in abundance of mineral resources.As this province has witnessed movements for autonomous and independent status for six decades.Hence, Baluchistan for the last few years …

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Afghan elections blow to Taliban

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI The large turnout of voters in the Afghan presidential elections despite threats from militant groups is a blow to Taliban.It  demonstrates that Afghans support the democratic process and not the Taliban’s version of harsh Islamist rule which is a wrong perception of …

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Punishing terrorists

BY AHMAD ALI Now Sufi Mohammad is in the custody of security agencies while his son in law Maulana Fazl ullah is on the run and the Pakistan army is in the hot pursuit with the blood of hundreds of  innocent civilians on his hands …

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Is Iran the Islamic State?

BY ATIF SALAHUDDIN Iran ’s domestic political situation has once again boiled over with demonstrations and bloodshed on the streets of Tehran. Whereas the Presidential election outcome is the overt casus belli, it is also evident from the nature of the confrontations that this situation …

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Looking history in the face in Iran

DR TERRY LACEY Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is not feeling quite as supreme as he did. (Jakarta Post 20.06.09). President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad looks off balance. He won the election with a big majority. But his opponents seem stronger.Ken Ballen and Patrick Doherty confirmed in …

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Looking history in the face in Iran

By: DR TERRY LACEY Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is not feeling quite as supreme as he did. (Jakarta Post 20.06.09). President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad looks off balance. He won the election with a big majority. But his opponents seem stronger.Ken Ballen and Patrick Doherty confirmed …

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From Egypt to promised land

DR TERRY LACEY The last thing anyone wants to do is to discourage the attempt by President Obama in his Cairo speech at a fresh start both in relations with the Muslim world, and on the Middle East peace process. But the road-map and its …

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President Obama: political Islam and progress

BY DR TERRY LACEY In Cairo President Barack Obama has to show if he can make a break with the illusions of the Bush legacy as far as the Muslim world is concerned.Arief Munandar, recently reviewed The Illusion of an Islamic State: Expansion of Transnational …

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President Obama: political Islam and progress

BY DR TERRY LACEY In Cairo President Barack Obama has to show if he can make a break with the illusions of the Bush legacy as far as the Muslim world is concerned.Arief Munandar, recently reviewed The Illusion of an Islamic State: Expansion of Transnational …

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