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Civil Society Organizations

There has been a dramatic expansion in the size, scope, and capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) around the globe over the past decade. This unprecedented growth has been spurred by the process of globalization and the expansion of democratic governance, telecommunications, and economic integration. CSOs have also become important actors for delivery of social services and implementation of other …

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Kashmir versus the United Nations, Change in Kashmir’s demography and the world body’s ostrich approach

Excessive military presence in public spaces, a rigid approach adopted by the ruling power in India and, most importantly, the grave human rights violations in the aftermath of the killing of Burhan Muzaffar Wani have increased home-grown militancy and radicalization among the Kashmiri population. Educated Kahmiri youths, who don’t even know how to use arms, are standing up for a …

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Is capitalism reinventing itself?

By: Jawaid Bokhari The dynamic of conspicuous change — or strategic direction — is noticeably reshaping the landscape of ownership of assets and businesses, and redefining the role of a wide range of economic agents in the economy. No less then 97pc of the highest recorded 926 companies registered in the month of May with the Securities and Exchange Commission …

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Law’s precarious spaces

By: Sonia Qadir The case of striking workers of a clothing brand show how laws are moulded to erode labour rights Textiles is one of Pakistan’s largest industries and employs a sizeable workforce. It is also notorious for violations of labour laws — violations that are usually considered unremarkable in mainstream activist and media circles. Since May 2017 though, a …

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Why the US won’t attack North Korea, An analysis of the biggest five reasons

Washington’s recent doubling down on aggressive military posturing has led to wide speculation that Pyongyang could be the next target for unilateral action. Even though the administration has indicated that military option is among the options under review, there are many signs that North Korea is not Syria – as military action against the former carries far greater risks. 1. …

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Terror in Tehran, On IS attacks in Iran

On June 7, 2017, IS that had nothing to do with Iranian regime for many years, suddenly appeared in Tehran and carried out armed attacks on Iran’s two most significant symbols of the 1979 Revolution – the Parliament and the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran – though they are the most secure centres …

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THE YEMEN CONFLICT

In March 2015, Yemen’s president, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, was forced to flee the country by Zaidi Shia Houthi rebels. The Houthis had the support of some Ali Abdullah Saleh loyalists in the country’s military. To quell the rebels, and to restore Hadi government to power, Saudi Arabia forged a coalition of a dozen countries, including the Gulf Cooperation Council states …

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THE LOOMING WORLD WAR 3, How to Save the World

The world is going through a turbulent period and the roiling cauldron of Middle East politics has been stirred by launching of a blockade against Qatar by ten countries led by Saudi Arabia. Besides, the longstanding Palestine issue, the unending Syrian civil war, the Daesh invasion in Iraq and the ongoing conflict in Yemen are also making the situation in …

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9 Tech Moguls, who made it big without a college degree

Having a college degree is almost universally accepted as one of the basic requirements for landing a good job and generally, being successful in life. But that’s not always the case, especially in the technology industry where there have been many visionaries who created something new and different that took the world by storm. Here are 9 such leaders of …

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