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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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Grand Performances at Eclectic Indian New York Film Festival

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Raj S. Rangarajan *

There was rhythm and resonance, music and melody, and it was pure joy for 156 minutes. And the audience loved it.

I am talking of Nachom-ia-Kumpasar, the award-winning 20-song Konkani (film) musical, set in the 60sand 70s in India. The pulsating voice of Palomi Ghosh (Bengali actor, Awakenings) and reverberating trumpet strains from Vijay Maurya (Black Friday, actor, director) carried the evening.

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Obama’s Hiroshima Debut Does Not Prohibit Nuclear Weapons

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Analysis by Ramesh Jaura - IDN-InDepthNews

Despite President Barack Obama’s call for a "world without nuclear weapons" during his ‘historic’ visit to Hiroshima, the city where the first ever atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945, causing over 140,000 casualties, the United States is nowhere close to prohibiting nuclear weapons.

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Can Russia Survive Washington’s Attack?

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“Nuclear War with Russia is Entirely Possible in the Next Year

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts - Global Research

It is not only American generals who are irresponsible and declare on the basis of no evidence whatsoever that “Russia is an existential threat to the United States” and also to the Baltic states, Poland, Georgia, Ukraine, and all of Europe. British generals. also participate in the warmongering. UK retired general and former NATO commander Sir Richard Shirreff, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander in Europe until 2014, has just declared that nuclear war with Russia is “entirely possible” within the year.

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Mutual Assured Destruction Is Back. It Never Really Went Away

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By Jonathan Manthorpe - iPolitics

The nightmare of nuclear annihilation was supposed to have disappeared with the collapse of the Soviet Union 25 years ago. But as the new Canadian government begins a review of defence policy, the threat landscape is looking depressingly familiar.

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18 Years Of South Asian Nuclearisation

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Of Ranks And Scores In Nuclear Security

By Rabia Akhtar
IPCS (Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies) | Eurasia Review

In the foreword of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) Index 2016, Sam Nunn, NTI Co-Chairman and CEO, asked an important question in the context of the last Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) held in Washington, DC: “Without the high-level attention and impetus provided by the summits and with so many competing priorities in a deeply unsettled world, can governments remain focused on the need to tighten nuclear materials security?”

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Nuclear Battles in South Asia

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By Pervez Hoodbhoy, Zia Mian
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

The armies of Pakistan and India are practicing for nuclear war on the battlefield: Pakistan is rehearsing the use of nuclear weapons, while India trains to fight on despite such use and subsequently escalate. What were once mere ideas and scenarios dreamed up by hawkish military planners and nuclear strategists have become starkly visible capabilities and commitments. When the time comes, policy makers and people on both sides will expect—and perhaps demand—that the Bomb be used.

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UN Working Group Urged to Assist in Banning Nukes

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By Jamshed Baruah - IDN-InDepth News

The powerful message of a joint statement by diverse faith groups, calling for abolition of nuclear weapons, has been strongly backed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s reaction to President Barack Obama’s decision to visit Hiroshima on May 27.

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India Could Have Developed Nuclear Weapons As Early As 1964

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By Priyanka Mogul
International Business Times

A declassified State Department report has noted that India was in a position to develop nuclear weapons as early as 1964. The report was among a number of others to be published on 18 May by the National Security Archive and the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project.

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Avoiding a War in Space

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By Omar Lamrani – Stratfor

Space is becoming more congested, contested and competitive. Since the Soviet Union put the first satellite, Sputnik I, into space in 1957, no nation has deliberately destroyed another's satellite in orbit. But there is a growing possibility that battles may soon be waged in space.

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The Meaning of Jihadist Silence on the EgyptAir Crash

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Analysis – Stratfor

As the investigation into the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 continues and searchers begin to find evidence, the jihadist world has been strangely silent. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the aircraft early May 19 and we are now nearly outside the timeframe in which jihadist groups have ordinarily taken credit for attacks. The one obvious explanation for this is that a catastrophic mechanical or electrical failure brought down the aircraft rather than a bomb, but given all of the indications that point to an attack, it is worth exploring the lack of a claim of responsibility and what that means for attributing the cause of the crash.

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