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Pakistan in the US, the US in Pakistan: Self-denial is the biggest threat to world peace

Pakistan in the US, the US in Pakistan: Self-denial is the biggest threat to world peace Mon, 30 May, 2016

One of the ironies of being a Pakistani living abroad, especially in the West, is having to pose as Indian. According to Asghar Choudhri, the chairman of Brooklyn’s Pakistani American Merchant Association,  

On President Obama’s Hiroshima Visit Tue, 24 May, 2016

President Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima since the bombing 71 years ago in 1945.

Let's Back All Moderates in Syria and the World Sat, 28 May, 2016

I've come around in favor of backing all moderates. The question appeared to me for a long time as a difficult one. Should one give anti-aircraft weaponry, for example, to al Qaeda fighters in Syria in order to better combat ISIS (which could some day develop the airplane)?
Suicidal Nuclear Gambit on Caucasus

Suicidal Nuclear Gambit on Caucasus Wed, 18 May, 2016

Nuclear security is seemingly in the vanguard of global attention, but the large framework of international provisions is increasingly perceived as a toothless tiger.

I FREE myself from Facebook Mon, 16 May, 2016

 It was sometimes ago that the New Yorker featured a cartoon that went something like this: “With the internet, you can be a dog behind a computer and nobody knows.”

North Korea, Following China and India, Pledges No-First-Use of Nuclear Weapons. So Could Obama Mon, 16 May, 2016

North Korea’s May 7 declaration that it would not be first to use nuclear weapons was met with official derision instead of relief and applause. 
India’s Education – one view on Optimisation and Outreach

India’s Education – one view on Optimisation and Outreach Fri, 13 May, 2016

In the present era of globalization, organizations are expected to work with a creative rather than a reactive perspective and grow to be flexible, responsive and capable organizations in order to survive.

Blue Revolution - Kuwaiti Women Gain Suffrage Fri, 13 May, 2016

This week in nonviolent history commemorates the successful conclusion of Kuwait's Blue Revolution. On May 17th, 2005, Kuwaiti women gained suffrage after more than 40 years of struggle.

Bush-Obama Powers Will Pass to Next President Fri, 13 May, 2016

Remember when coups and assassinations were secretive, when presidents were obliged to go to Congress and tell lies and ask permission for wars, when torture, spying, and lawless imprisonment were illicit, when re-writing laws with signing statements and shutting down legal cases by yelling "state secrets!" was abusive, and when the idea of a president going through a list of men, women, and children on Tuesdays to pick whom to have murdered would have been deemed an outrage?

Hillary’s Email Bombshell: Saudi’s Financed the Benghazi Attack Fri, 13 May, 2016

Bernie Sanders may have been chivalrous when he told a beleaguered Hillary Clinton, “The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails.” But when it comes to actually reading some of Clinton’s confidential exchanges, that’s another matter.
Seymour Hersh Erases Public's Role on Syria

Seymour Hersh Erases Public's Role on Syria Wed, 11 May, 2016

We once again owe the great reporter Seymour Hersh a serious debt for his reporting, in this case for his London Review of Books articles on President Barack Obama's war making, now published as a book called The Killing of Osama bin Laden.

Yes to assertive, no to aggressive Wed, 11 May, 2016

I teach and write in the field of Peace and Conflict Studies, with a special focus on strategic nonviolence. It is a rich field, growing in its scholarship and its widespread usage. I’m so enthused by this—the more we wage our conflicts with nonviolence the lower the costs.

Personal conflicts obstruct FBI investigation into Puerto Rico fraud Sun, 08 May, 2016

The ongoing controversy over Puerto Rico’s insolvency and efforts to enlist congressional support for legal bankruptcy protection for the US territory have resulted in fingers being pointed at the local Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Puerto Rico US Attorney’s office for an alleged failure to investigate and prevent a reportedly massive fraud that may have contributed to the island’s financial crisis.

Corruption in the Time of Cholera Sun, 08 May, 2016

In 2004, the United States, which had previously occupied Haiti from 1915 to 1934, kidnapped the president of Haiti, overthrew his government, and sent in United Nations "peace keepers." In 2010, an outbreak of cholera hit Haiti for the first time ever. The disease had previously been unknown in the country.

President Obama should meet A-Bomb survivors, and heed their call to Ban the Bomb Sun, 08 May, 2016

President Obama is considering a visit to Hiroshima during the G-7 economic summit in Japan later this month. Hiroshima is an impressively rebuilt, thriving city of a million people.  

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