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Has Afghan government failed in its fight against Taliban?


Pramod Raj Sedhain Taliban insurgents have gained momentum in Afghanistan since the announcement of the “Operation Omari” on 12 April 2016. Full-scale offensive to capture multiple districts demonstrates Taliban’s growing strength in the country. Taliban insurgency has gained one of the biggest momentums ever since they were toppled by the …

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Trump may be cool to alliance with Delhi

By Li Haidong The Republican nominee Donald Trump won the US presidential election in early November. With his presidency, the US policy toward India may show the following characteristics. For starters, the US will continue to strengthen its relationship with India. The US geopolitical competition with other powers in the …

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Democracy cannot evade its flaws with falling strength

Yascha Mounk, lecturer on Political Theory at Harvard University, and Roberto Stefan Foa, a political scientist at the University of Melbourne in Australia jointly have gathered substantial data on the strength of liberal democracies in the past few years. They have recently come to a conclusion that is entirely different …

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Challenges of post-conflict solution in Iraq

By Pramod Raj Sedhain Islamic State (IS) is doomed to fail in entire Iraq but effective “post-conflict solution” has not been finalized yet. Despite the fact that the Iraqi forces are almost near the ultimate goal to destroy the IS ultra brutalterrorist group,Iraqi political stability is far from reality. Fall …

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Indian worry on Farooq Abdullah’s statement


Malik M Ashraf FORMER Chief Minister of Indian Occupied Kashmir Farooq Abdullah speaking at a function at Chenab valley said that Kashmir was neither Indian property nor was its integral part. He said that India would have to talk to Pakistan, a party to the dispute to resolve this issue. …

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The Chinese dream continues to make a difference

BEIJING, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) — China is moving closer to its goal of building an all-round moderately prosperous society by 2020, inspired by the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. Tuesday marks the fourth anniversary of the Chinese dream concept, and remarkable progress has been made …

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China wins chance to lead APEC trade deal

By George N. Tzogopoulos Source The visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Latin America and his attendance at the APEC forum in Peru are happening at a critical moment for world politics. The US presidential election challenges continuity in its foreign and economic policy. Although the current period is …

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China Pak Economic Corridor: A unique model

By:Ndeem The term game changer is used to refer to $46 billion china Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC) project which is by far the most ambitious mega project that Pakistan has undertaken since its independence with its most reliable, closest strategic and economic partner China. Ideally, the CPEC will put Pakistan …

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China’s defense ability boosted by rocketry


By Hu Weijia  Eight hours before the launch of China’s largest and most powerful carrier rocket, the Long March-5, I felt a little surprised when I saw almost all the personnel with the rocket’s research team pray for good luck by eating steamed stuffed buns. The Chinese word for steam …

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Beijing offers clues for Modi’s new anti-corruption moves

By Ai Jun Source In a startling and sudden move, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Tuesday last week that the country’s largest currency bills worth 500 and 1,000 rupees ($7.5 and $15) would be invalid starting at midnight on the same day to demonstrate that he is truly up …

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