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The fragile Afghan government

It seems the distance and distrust between President Ghani and CEO Abdullah is increasing and staying together would require regular US intervention in future Visiting Kabul can cause anxiety due to concern about the security situation in the Afghan capital. However, most journalists tend to take risks if a trip promises to be professionally rewarding. Curiosity can take you anywhere …

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Trump Security Strategy a Study in Contrasts

To the extent that the National Security Strategy (NSS) matters—and it is not clear that it matters much—it is not because it constrains the choices that policymakers can make in the future. No senior decision-maker has ever confronted a crisis by looking at a copy of the NSS to find out what to do. NSSs are not even important in …

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International Law Failing the Rohingya Muslims

During the past few years, issues of immigration, refugees and displaced persons have transcended national jurisdictions. Since the start of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, nearly 13.5 million people have been in desperate need of humanitarian aid. More than 440,000 refugees have entered Europe in 2017 alone, and almost 3,000 have already gone missing. In Southeast Asia, a similar …

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Ozone Layer

Ozone is the gas present naturally in the environment. Its chemical formula is O3. In presence of halogens, Ozone (O3) gets converted into Oxygen (O2). Ozone is present in two layers of the atmosphere. About 10% of ozone is present in lower layer of atmosphere (troposphere), which is located at about 6-10 miles from the surface of the earth. Here …

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Militancy and Pakistan’s Highly-educated Youth

Why are our university students turning towards extremism? After the gruesome attack on MQM-Pakistan leader and leader of Opposition in Sindh Assembly Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hassan, some flabbergasting details have emerged. Karachi Police unearthed the newly-emerged militant outfit Ansar-ul-Sharia Pakistan (ASP). This group comprises highly qualified people, most of whom are students of engineering universities, and it was involved in sabotage activities …

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Guess for CSS-2018

English Essay 1. Menace of corruption in Pakistan. How to eradicate that? 2. Will rising wave of extremism lead Pakistan to some serious disaster? 3. Pariah status of women has become a serious obstacle to the rapid progress of the world in many aspects. 4. Unless you have a uniform system of education in the country, you can never expect …

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The EU Must Recognize the Palestinian State

At this point, the best way to encourage Israelis and Palestinians to return to the negotiating table is to work to level the playing field. Because the US clearly won’t do that, the EU must take the lead, sending a message that is as forceful as it is necessary, by immediately recognizing the State of Palestine. MADRID – Once again, …

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2017: The year the bitcoin craze reached Wall Street

Bitcoin burst out of the shadows in 2017, seducing Wall Street and individual investors alike even though many still struggle to understand precisely what it is. The cryptocurrency’s rise is also pushing regulators to consider taking action after years of simply urging caution. Bitcoin started the year at $1,000 per unit in January but by mid-December had shot to within …

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Data protection and privacy

What is data? WITH the fast paced advancements in technology and the increasing pervasiveness of information and community technologies (ICTs) in everyday life, our personal information is accessible to multiple parties including corporations, governments, hackers, stalkers and other third parties. We have now entered what Klaus Schwab calls the fourth industrial revolution, which, he argues, is “characterised by a fusion …

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The Biggest Tech Failures and Successes of 2017

Let’s face it: Technology this year was one big “fail” after another. And the biggest loser from all of this was you. It’s easy to count the ways that tech did you wrong, especially when it came to information security. On the other hand, there was also plenty of good technology this year that worked well and offered benefits for …

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