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TPP demise hints US leadership in Asia-Pacific losing legitimacy

By Li Haidong Six departing US ambassadors in Asia, including Max Baucus, the ambassador to China, recently wrote to the US Congress in their last-ditch plea to call for continued support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that concerns the US “credibility as a trade partner and a leader” in the …

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Why solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiris!

By Raza Malik Genesis of the Solidarity Day India has been subjecting the people of occupied Kashmir to the worst form of state terrorism since 1947 to suppress their struggle for securing their right to self-determination and to get rid of its illegal occupation. During all this period, Pakistan is …

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Poverty, glorious poverty


By Tavleen Singh India has more ‘pro-poor’ political leaders than any other country. They have been very visible since the cash crisis hit us, competing raucously to prove that they are more ‘pro-poor’ than all the others. The Prime Minister noticed that his own credentials were being questioned and joined …

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Beijing won’t yield to US bullying over Taiwan

By Zhao Minghao Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen embarked on a nine-day visit on Saturday to Nicaragua, Salvador and Guatemala, with stopovers in the US. While Tsai did not meet with US President-elect Donald Trump or any members of his transition team during her US stay, she met with senior US …

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Pak-Russia ties in regional situation

By Hanf In the post cold war era Pakistan-Russia relations had already started improving. But Russia’s inclination towards Pakistan increased when it observed the successes of Pakistan in fighting the GWoT and it understood Pakistan’s strategic significance in the region in the context that Pakistan could play a central role …

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Xi’s New Year speech offers peaceful development vision


By Wen Dao In his New Year’s address, Chinese President Xi Jinping talked of China’s resolve to develop peacefully and determination to protect sovereign integrity, warning saboteurs that the “Chinese people will never allow anyone to get away with making a great fuss about it.” Western media have taken this …

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America’s democracy has become illiberal


By Fareed Zakaria Two decades ago, I wrote an essay in Foreign Affairs that described an unusual and worrying trend: the rise of illiberal democracy. Around the world, dictators were being deposed and elections were proliferating. But in many of the places where ballots were being counted, the rule of …

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Rajnath blames Pakistan for nothing

By Kuldip Nayar Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that Pakistan is again trying to divide India on the basis of religion. He conveniently forgets history. Pakistan was a consequence, not the cause. The society was divided and both Hindus and Muslims had reached a point of no return. Consequently, …

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India: Major Human Rights violator in South Asia

By Hanif ALTHOUGH India claims itself to be the largest democracy in the world, but its track record on human rights violations of minorities, especially Sikhs and the people of Jammu and Kashmir is highly disappointing. India has failed all efforts of the United Nations Security Council UNSC) to implement …

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