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My Daughter, Malala

We have all been enamoured by Malala Yousafzai – the Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban because of her extensive campaigning for education for girls in her country. Instead of backing down, this brave ...
by Priyanka Mogul
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International Political Forum

The United States Of Drones: Why Do Americans Support An Arguably Ineffective, Immoral, And Illegal Policy?

Drones: America’s Favorite Weapon Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, have become the primary tool in the fight against terrorism since President Barack Obama took office. Originally used for purposes...
by John Haltiwanger
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International Political Forum

Punching The South Asian Stereotype

‘So, you’re here to sign up for Muay Thai classes?’ We nodded together with expressions of apprehension yet excitement. ‘… And you’re both from India?’ X  interjected with a bit of a chuckle, ‘Not quite, I’m ...
by Abhisvara Sinha
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International Political Forum

From Bully to Friend: Changing America’s International Image

Even though President Obama has been enjoying his holidays in Hawaii, he will most certainly have been thinking about his past and future decisions. Without a doubt, the Middle East will figure prominently among his list of key...
by Michel Scholer
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Google Shows Us How To Unite India And Pakistan In Just Three Minutes

For years, tensions between India and Pakistan have remained hostile. It seems that the people of both countries have entirely erased from their memories a time when they were one – no boundaries, no conflicts, just one c...
by Priyanka Mogul
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What’s The Modi Operandi? Potential Indo-Pakistan Relations After The Election

Two related events will come to dominate Indian politics in the coming general election year, and both lead to the same questions about India’s relationship with her northern neighbour and sister state, Pakistan. On February ...
by Christopher Cannell
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Pakistan Taliban Leader Killed: Another Drone, Another Mehsud. At What Cost?

Hakimullah Mehsud, leader of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), was reported to have been killed in an American drone strike early Friday morning. According to conversations between TTP spokesmen and Pakistani news outlets, ...
by Maryyum Mehmood
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No Longer Silent: “Queer Pakistan”

“Please tell me, is there any doctor who can help me become straight?” This is one of the questions on the forum of the newly launched Queer Pakistan (@QueerPK) website that aims to provide support to Pakistan’s LGBT co...
by Ayesha Saldanha
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International Political Forum

South Asia Shining in Some Ways, Suffering in Others

The countries in South Asia may be thriving economically, but the region must work together to tackle the problems of poverty, gender inequality and climate change, according to experts at the recent South Asia Economic Summit...
by Rezwan Ul
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