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[13 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]
English Meltdown: Trying to Make Sense of The London Riots

If Britain does not pay heed to the lessons of its periodic paroxysms of violence, the unrest that is deeply embedded in its political economy will reignite at some point.

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[5 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]
What is the Government’s Plan for Rebuilding Swat?

Given the military’s support of jihadi groups, local communities in Swat ask, “From where should the de-radicalisation process be initiated?”

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[28 Aug 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Letter from India: Of Bombings and Bonding

Mumbaikars on the war path…Khar on a peace mission…and Bollywood heroes on a quest to bond.

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[15 Aug 2011 | 10 Comments | ]
Defending Gay Rights: It’s about Fairness, Tolerance and Human Decency

We all need to let those who are gay be true to themselves – in peace. After all, doesn’t homophobia seem philosophically inconsistent with the idea of a peaceful religion and a loving God?

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[15 Aug 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Of Life and Death Sentences: Why We Should be Sympathetic

Is it right to hand down a life sentence for inaction?

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Military Facilities in Urban Areas Remain Under Threat of Attack

A retired commander of the Pakistan Navy discusses how limitations within the military and failed intelligence strategies have led to a severely weakened security apparatus — and an unstable nation.

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[5 Aug 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Rupert Murdoch and the Future of News International

More newspapers will likely be released from the mogul’s grip, while his television stations remain. Whatever goes, though, will be greeted with the slogan: “Good riddance!”

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[3 Aug 2011 | Comments Off | ]
How the Pakistan Government is Fuelling a Paranoid ‘America Complex.’

Petty actions by Islamabad show nothing more or less than a government that is willing to sacrifice long-term stability to score short-term points.

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[10 Jul 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
Struggling to Understand the CIA-ISI Relationship

When it comes to assessing CIA-ISI ties, there are no safe assumptions.

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[9 Jul 2011 | One Comment | ]
Budgets and Equitable Human Development in Pakistan

With federal budgets, it is important to explore beyond the numbers to see how just how inadequate the government’s plans are, especially when economic justice is not part of the calculus.