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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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10 Facts Exposing: The Mumbai 26/11 Terror Attacks

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David Coleman Headley And His Role

By Feroze Mithiborwala & Kishor Jagtap

We must question the Headley narrative on many of the facts that have been brought to light since the Mumbai 26/11 terror attacks and his role. The terror attack Mumbai 26/11, was directed at India, all of South Asia & this point must be understood by all those who are committed to the cause of South Asian peace and solidarity. Therefore let’s consider the most obvious 10 facts.

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The Urgent Need For Complete Abolition Of Nuclear Weapons

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By John Scales Avery

We know that war is madness. We know that it is responsible for much of the suffering that humans experience. We know that war pollutes our planet and that the almost unimaginable sums wasted on war prevent the happiness and prosperity of mankind. We know that nuclear weapons are insane, and that the precariously balanced deterrence system can break down at any time through human error or computer errors or through terrorist actions, and that it definitely will break down within our lifetimes unless we abolish it.

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How to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons From China And North Korea

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Editor’s Monthly Column - The Liberty Web

There is no country in the world other than Japan that is more surrounded by nuclear weapon states, but at the same time, is utterly defenseless against such weapons. North Korea has conducted four nuclear tests. Having already succeeded in the miniaturization of nuclear bombs, they are now able to attach it to a Rodong-1 missile, which can easily reach Tokyo. In fact, they say that it is now possible to attach it to an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, which can reach the U.S. That is, North Korea can use this to threaten the U.S.

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The Game Behind the Deal

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By Ayaz Ahmed -The News

After the historic Iran P5+1 nuclear deal, America has a long list of political, economic, ideological and military objectives to attain. In this American game, Iran and India are likely to play the central role.

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The post-Iran Nuclear Deal Scenario

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By Chandra Muzaffar
President of the International Movement for a Just World (JUST)
Tehran Times

Now that the Iran nuclear deal is being implemented, it is perhaps time to ask, what does it mean for Iran, for other nations in West Asia and North Africa (WANA), for Israel, for the United States of America, for Europe? What does it mean for the world as a whole?

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Pakistan-Saudi Nuclear Weapon Collaboration?...

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Challenge To Middle-East Stability

By Bhaskar Roy | SAAG- South Asia Analysis Group

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, Abdel Al-Jubeir recently gave a loaded answer to a CNN question about his country’s nuclear co-operation, raising red flags from the Middle East to South Asia. He replied (Jan. 22) “I am not going into details of the discussions we have with foreign governments, and certainly not allied governments. I’m sure you understand”, adding that Saudi Arabia does not negotiate over two things – “faith and security”.

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The Other Bomb: Pakistan's Dangerous Nuclear Strategy

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By Joseph V. Micallef - The Huffington Post

In recent years the concern over nuclear proliferation has centered on Iran's ongoing effort to develop a nuclear weapons capability. Pakistan's nuclear weapons program, however, may prove to be just as dangerous and just as destabilizing as that of Tehran's. That country is well on its way, within another decade, to amassing the third largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.

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Nuclear Myths and Realities

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By Zamir Akram - The News

Pakistan’s nuclear programme has consistently been the target of a US-led Western negative narrative based on unsubstantiated allegations that deliberately ignore ground realities. This orchestrated campaign has been projected by the Western media and think-tanks as the gospel truth, while completely ignoring Pakistan’s compulsions to ensure credible deterrence against a rapidly growing Indian conventional and nuclear arsenal.

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Why Terrorists Aren’t Hitting the U.S. Now

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By Eric Zuesse

On 30 December 2009, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent a cable (subsequently released to the public by wikileaks) to America’s Ambassadors in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, and Pakistan, headlined, “Terrorist Finance: Action Request for Senior Level Engagement on Terrorism Finance.”

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How West Allowed Islamist Radicalisation to Flourish

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Home-grown terror emerged, often under the protective umbrella of the state.

By Megha Arora

What has drawn thousands of westerners to jihad? Why have products of the modern liberal secular state taken up arms against their fellow citizens? Why were the French astonished at how "French" the perpetrators of the November 2015 Paris attacks were?

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Assange’s UN Victory and Redemption of the West

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By Nozomi Hayase

The United Nations Working Group (UNWG) on Arbitrary Detention ruled that journalist Julian Assange had been subject to arbitrary detention by the Swedish and British governments and that it must end. The Center for Constitutional Rights noted the significant precedent in the law of detention and the larger implications this has, not only for Assange’s case, but also for the protection of whistle-blowers and refugees around the world.

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