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Transition in the Afghanistan-Pakistan War: How Does This War End?

This paper is entitled Transition in the Afghanistan-Pakistan War: How Does This War End?It is available on the CSIS web site at: http://csis.org/files/publication/120111_Afghanistan_Aspen_Paper.pdf. The key conclusions of the analysis has been summarized in this report by Anthony H. Cordesman. Check it out

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Military expenditure in South Asia increased by 50% in decade

 

n 10 years from 1995 to 2005, the military expenditure in South Asia increased by 50 per cent, and one in every 10 military personnel in the world are in this part of the globe, a US report has said.
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Pakistan’s chaos theory: A liberal dose of silence

This year, which has been severely hard for Pakistan’s liberal society, has also seen a simultaneous surge in the number of far-right groups. Moderates, who amid widespread violence have always been a calming influence on many of Pakistan’s right-leaning citizens, have been silenced through either killings or fatwas

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Bangladesh independence 1971: Surrender at Chittagong

 

The last days of the 1971 war are often distorted, obscured or – perhaps worst of all – forgotten. Retired Major of the Pakistan Army , Shamshad Ali Khan ,who served as a first-line soldier in the 1971 war, writes 

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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result,

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IMF expects India's role in Indo-Pacific region to expand

The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade refor...

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