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0712 flag pakistanSectarian violence in Karachi is just another chapter in Pakistan’s long history of violence against minorities, has afflicted Pakistan virtually from its moment of birth...

TRUMP'S FOREIGN POLICY

U.S. allies in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, smiling through their teeth, are feverishly hoping that Washington will maintain its security commitments. The Russians are ... . . ..   

AFGHANISTAN-PAKISTAN-USA

A US revaluation of its Af-Pak policy appears likely under Trump... It is, however, unlikely that US AfPak policy under Trump will be ‘more of the same’. Crucially, Pakistan’s role in supporting terrorism in Afghanistan . . .

NUCLEAR WWWIII

Escalation of hostility may become a thermonuclear WWIII.

ARM & TRAIN

Non-Muslims in violent conflict areas to enhance the security...

HYDRO BOOM & CONFLICTS

With approval of power plants, conflicts have arisen ...

SUICIDE TERRORISM

Growing support for suicide terrorism

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The Evidence: MH 017

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By Peter Haisenko *

Seven weeks have passed since the downing of MH 017 and we have still not been provided with official investigation results. This is an extraordinary circumstance, but ultimately not surprising. Just a few days after the crash of the airliner a short message was published that in this case the debris of the wreck will not be collected to be put together like a puzzle. However, this would have been the normal procedure if there were serious interest to determine the cause of the accident objectively.

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Europe: What’s Driving Growth?

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By Peter G. Hall
Vice-President and Chief Economist Export Development Canada

Recent financial market turbulence has stirred up the fear factor again. European weakness has revived concern about the direction of global growth and the world’s vulnerability to the structural fissures created by the Great Recession. To the bystander, it’s another déjà vu of nascent recovery taking back seat to a best-case scenario of moderate growth. Are the planet’s growth drivers being held back by the gears that are stubbornly slow and even stuck, or will they prevail, powering the world economy into its next exciting growth phase?

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US Business: Spending Again!

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By Peter G. Hall
Vice-President and Chief Economist Export Development Canada

Spending. Isn’t that what consumers do? Sure, but they’re not the only ones. Businesses spend too – although you don’t find them in line-ups at the mall. When businesses spend, it’s often on some type of machinery, or a new building, or both. This kind of spending is investment – creating the capacity to crank out a business’ product or service. Crisis arrested US business investment, and it stayed in the slammer for a long time. But it has been seen in public recently; is it just on parole, or is it bursting on the scene again with its characteristic flair?

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