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Playing with Fire: Trump’s Iran policy risks cloning North Korea

By James M. Dorsey As US President Donald J. Trump gropes with a set of bad options for responding to North Korea’s rapidly expanding nuclear and ballistic missiles program, he risks creating a similar, potentially explosive dilemma in the Middle East with his efforts to …

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Birthday of Hazrat Imam Ali Raza :A Golden Chapter of world History

By Dr. Ghazanfar Mehdi Historians disagree a great deal about the year of his birth and even in determining the month as well, and they also disagree about determining the year and the month of his death. Their disagreements are not confined to the limit …

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Strife in Jerusalem: Fears of popular revolts bring Israel and Arabs together

By James M. Dorsey A web of formal and informal Israeli-Arab relations and common fears of renewed popular uprisings that could threaten regimes and benefit Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood facilitated Israel’s backing down in the crisis over Jerusalem’s Temple Mount or Haram al …

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US moves against Iran raise spectre of wider regional conflict

By James M. Dorsey US President Donald J. Trump. in a step that could embolden Saudi Arabia to move ahead with plans to destabilize Iran, has instructed White House aides to give him the arguments for withholding certification in October that Iran has complied with …

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‘Industrialization under CPEC’: What’s so special in SEZs?

Industrial Revolution had initiated in the 18th century but the world had to wait till 1959 to witness the establishment of first modern Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in Shannon, Ireland. As of 2006, International Labor Organization’s (ILO) database reported 3,500 zones in 130 countries and …

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Kashmir: An Inconvenient Truth

By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai Kashmir is internationally recognized as a disputed territory whose final status is yet to be determined by the people. Both India and Pakistan have nuclear weapons and have fought three wars during the past half-century. This is a matter that …

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Unholy Alliance

By U.K. Dar With Indian Prime Minister Mr Modi’s recent visit to USA and Israel, the proverbial cat is out of the bag. The unholy alliance that was in the making for many decades is now out in the open. The two interesting things that …

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“Burhan Wani Day”

8th of July marked the first death anniversary of the an iconic figure of the Kashmir freedom movement, Burhan Wani who was martyred by Indian occupying forces in the Kashmir Valley last year. Since then the Indian Occupied Kashmir has witnessed an unprecedented protest rallies …

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Extremism report puts KSA,UK on spot : strengthens Qatar in Gulf Crisis

By James M. Dorsey A report charging Saudi Arabia with funding extremism in Britain puts both the kingdom and Prime Minister Teresa May on the spot. The report also potentially strengthens Qatar’s insistence that support of extremism should be tackled regionally and that demands by …

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Prince Muhammad: It is Time for Reflection

By R Ahmad While courtiers must be suggesting Prince Muhammad Bin Salman to celebrate, his ascent to virtual throne of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), there will be little or no appetite for any saner voice calling for caution or prudence. However, one would hope …

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