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Tibetans have natural rights to clean energy

By Wen Dao  A report about environmental protection in Tibet was released yesterday, compiled by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) after an investigation and evaluation of a variety of construction projects for ecological preservation that were launched and built from 2008 to 2014. The report concludes that years of …

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Last 100 days in South Asian history

By Mazhar Javed A hundred daysafter our region began to witness disturbing developments in early July, now is an opportune time to take a stock of the water that has passed under the bridge in these eventful days. Beginning with heightened level of protests for freedom in Indian Occupied Kashmirsince …

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‘Belt and Road’ initiative points to brighter globalization

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By Jean-Pierre Raffarin The history of the Silk Road sparks numerous aspirations for the ancient route. Hadrian, the Roman Emperor depicted by French writer Marguerite Yourcenar, was fascinated with the flourishing commerce and trade along the ancient Silk Road. The “Belt and Road” initiative put forward by Chinese President Xi …

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BRICS sustainable development crucial

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The 8th BRICS Summit took place over the weekend in Goa, India. It has been seven years since the first BRIC Summit was held in 2009. What is the group’s role in global governance? What challenges does it face and how should the five countries further enhance their cooperation in …

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Why Kashmiris observe October 27 as black day

By  Raza Malik Background The saga of Kashmiris’ sufferings is spread over a period of almost seven decades. It started with the landing of Indian troops in Jammu and Kashmir on October 27 in 1947 and since then, Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the …

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RAW to shut down its covert air wing, assets will go to NTRO and IAF

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By Praveen Swami Plans have been firmed up to shut down the Aviation Research Centre (ARC), India’s premier imaging-intelligence organisation, highly-placed government sources have told The Indian Express. The plans, backed by National Security Advisor AjitDoval, envisage that the ARC’s aircraft and electronics assets will be divided between the National …

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How powerful is Islamic State’s ‘United Cyber Caliphate’?

By Pramod Raj Sedhain The dramatic rise of Islamic State ultra-extremist group since June 2014 in Iraq and Syria has not only posed threat on physical terrorism threat but has also created critical threat on cyber arena. IS does not use routine terrorist tactics and has proved that it uses …

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Indian comedy of “surgical strikes”

By Iqbl Over the last week, Indian leadership took a number of steps to provoke Pakistan into action. Pakistan’s leadership has acted pragmatically. The comedy of surgical strikes was poorly scripted to suck Pakistan into an embarrassing corner, in both cases: either by acting or by not acting militarily. However, …

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Chinese investment helps stabilize socialist rule in Vietnam

By Ding Gang As dusk descended and lights started to illuminate the streets, our car drove into Hanoi. Roads are smoother and wider than they were when I had my first visit to the city six years ago. Overpasses have emerged, and although motorbikes still dominate the highways, the number …

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Prioritizing actions against growing IS cyber-terrorism threat

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Pramod Raj Sedhain Global terrorism dimensions are rapidly changing. International terrorist networks and their affiliates are growing tech-savvy. Terrorist groups have transformed their organizations from illiterate rural-based small militant groups to modern high-tech operational capabilities. Cyber space is becoming a key instrument of jihadists in their recruitment radicalization. Modern technological …

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