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Kuala Lumpur Summit 2019: a lost opportunity

In bygone days, I happened to lay my hands on “A Lost Opportunity,” a magnum opus of an eminent Russian writer, Leo Tolstoy. The allegory teaches a lifetime lesson and should be preserved like a holy relic if peace has to be given a chance...

The Israel Lobby

“Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war,” warned John Adams, one of the founding fathers and subsequently, the second president of the US. But, long gone are the days when the American Revolution was correlated with a beacon of hope for the wretched nations...

The Azadi March: a game of cards

By Mobeen Jafar Mir The Jamiat Ulema-e Islam (F) managed to secure only 3.2 per cent of the popular vote during the general elections of 2013, the last election where its head, Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman paved the way for his entry into the National Assembly (NA)....

The Strait of Hormuz: figuring out the conundrum

By Mobeen Jafar Mir The Strait of Hormuz, a narrow sea channel situated between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, is one of the most important maritime chokepoints in the world. The significance of the Strait can be gauged from the fact that...

Tensions in the Middle East

There are scores of recent developments in the Middle East each of which could threaten the peace and prosperity of the Gulf region. On June 16, Israel inaugurated a new settlement named after US President Donald Trump. This is believed to be a gesture to...
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