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Trump’s War on Afghanistan Implications for Pakistan and the region

The election of Donald Trump as the president of the world’s most powerful country, the United States of America, has shaken the very foundations of the postwar, merit-based international order that helped achieve tremendous accomplishments for the humanity: hard-won global consensus on climate change is in tatters; the basic principles of globalized trade are being amended to promote the monopolistic …

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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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U.S. Imposes New Sanctions Over North Korea Ties

By: ALAN RAPPEPORT WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on a Chinese bank, a Chinese company and two Chinese citizens in an effort to crack down on North Korea’s financing and development of weapons of mass destruction. The sanctions follow the death of Otto F. Warmbier, an American student who was imprisoned by North Korea, and come as …

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Why Do We Appease North Korea?

By: SUNG-YOON LEE With its first successful test on Sunday of an intermediate-range ballistic missile, North Korea stands on the verge of becoming a complete and verifiable nuclear power that poses a direct threat to the United States. This latest act of defiance came just days after the swearing-in of Moon Jae-in as president of South Korea and hours before …

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China’s new world order

By: ZAHID HUSSAIN CHINA recently hosted 29 heads of state and government at the Belt and Road Forum, reinforcing the country’s claim to leadership of an emerging geopolitical and economic world order. The summit conference that also attracted representatives of more than 40 other countries and multilateral financial agencies was the clearest expression yet of China breaking out of its …

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How North Korea Managed to Defy Years of Sanctions

By: JANE PERLEZ, YUFAN HUANG & PAUL MOZUR DANDONG, China — As the end of the fashion season approached, and the suits and dresses arrived in her company’s warehouses here in the Chinese border town of Dandong, the accountant crammed about $100,000 into a backpack, then boarded a rickety train with several co-workers. She asked to be identified only by …

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Making Sense of US Missile Attacks in Syria

Making Sense of US Missile Attacks in Syria

The declining US influence in the Middle East has prompted the Trump administration to militarily intervene in the festering Syrian civil war. After the chemical attack in the Syrian town of Ghouta on 21 August 2013, the US had been anxiously waiting for a similar attack in Syria so as to provide a legitimate cause to its direct military intervention …

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