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The Army, Allah, and America

Shuja Nawaz Although the Muslim way of life was a motive behind the call for the creation of Pakistan, its early political leadership did not provide an Islamic blueprint for its political development or goals. In fact, the movement for Pakistan was not an Islamic …

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A strategy for peace

Hamid Nawaz Khan “In a dark room it’s hard to catch a black cat, especially, if it is not there”.– Confucius. Last year witnessed an upsurge of terrorism and suicide attacks throughout the country. There are no signs of any letup even this year so …

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Can a Democrat change US ME policy ?

Noam Chomsky Recently, when Vice-President Cheney was asked by ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz about polls showing that an overwhelming majority of US citizens oppose the war in Iraq, he replied, “So?” “So — you don’t care what the American people think?” Raddatz asked. “No,” …

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Redrawn map makes Pakistan uneasy

A redrawn map of South Asia has been making the rounds among Pakistani elites. It shows their country truncated, reduced to an elongated sliver of land with the big bulk of India to the east, and an enlarged Afghanistan to the west. That the map …

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No clue to suicide bombings?

No clue to suicide bombings Despite government’s reiteration time and again to root out militancy, the suicide bombings and blasts have become a routine affair. People were shaken as reports trickled down with short intervals about explosions in different parts of the country.

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