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    Bilawal Bhutto to undertake summer internship in Congress

    Islamabad, Pakistan. Bilawal Zardari Bhutto, the 23-year-old son of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, has been mighty impressed with his first ever tour to India, where he got to stand behind the Pakistani President and the Indian Prime Minister. Sources say that Bilawal could soon come...
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    The coming end of China's factory model

    The sprawling manufacturing plant in Shenzhen symbolised much about China's two-decade rise to become the workshop of the world. Every morning, 300,000 workers would troop in past the factory gates, all dressed in identical white overalls. Over a twelve-hour work day, they would stand in...
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    Wishful thinking - how bad Indian Journalism could Get...

    By By Inder Malhotra Jun 09 2010 ON May 28, during President Pratibha Patil’s visit to China, many newspapers and almost all TV channels gleefully reported that her host, President Hu Jintao, had “declared China’s support” for a permanent seat for India on the United Nations Security Council...
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    A few good lessons from the Crusaders

    A few good lessons from the Crusaders By By Ross Douthat Jun 08 2010 Watching the Israeli government’s botched, bloody attempt to enforce its blockade of Gaza, I kept thinking about Outremer. That’s the name — French for “beyond the sea” — given to the states that the Crusaders...
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    From Third World to New South

    It is official now. Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank, has pronounced the expression “Third World” as dead. This comes with some delay. In theory, use of the term should have ceased more than twenty years ago, in November 1989, after the fall of the Berlin Wall marked the end of the...
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    Time to end the impasse with Pakistan

    Forget Kashmir and terrorism or even Afghanistan and water, the current stalemate between India and Pakistan is all down to one word. Both countries publicly say that Dialogue is the only way forward. Yet each is paralysed by the name ‘Composite'. New Delhi is so allergic to it that it will not...
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    Feel free, Mr Husain. Go paint Qatari leaders

    Now that M.F. Husain has settled in Qatar where there is total freedom, he is free of the shackles imposed by the Indian system on freedom of expression. All those who appreciate his art would now eagerly await his imaginative paintings of the leaders of Qatari society, hopefully not...
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    Profile pictures - Using Great People's pic

    Title should reveal a lot behind the motives of this particular thread. If a member is going to use a Great man's pictures as his profile picture, it should reflect in his discussions, posts and general online behavior in defence.pk. Using a great person's pic and posting BS is quite irritating...
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    U.S.-Pakistan ties stalk Afghan peace

    M.K. Bhadrakumar Pakistan insists that all dealings with the Taliban will need to be routed through its agencies. Yet, senior U.S. officials actually end up commending Pakistan's role. The idea of engaging the Taliban, which welled up stealthily to the surface during the London conference on...
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    The myth of U.K.-U.S. “special” relationship

    Hasan Suroor It has taken British MPs “60-odd years” to realise the myth of Britain's “special” relationship with the U.S. Perhaps some 60 years too late, as one commentator noted, but at last Westminster has got round to recognising the reality behind the myth of Britain's much-vaunted...
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    Behind China's India policy, a growing debate

    Ananth Krishnan Beyond the expected statements Chinese officials will exchange with External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna in Beijing this week, there is little consensus among different policymakers in Beijing on how to engage with a rising India. Earlier this year, the United States'...
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    Britain's historic role in West Asia

    Britain's historic role in West Asia Natasha Gill A frank recognition of its role in West Asia can give Britain a unique influence in the conflict. The reprimand of Israel by David Miliband, the U.K. Foreign Secretary, resonated sharply in an already difficult week for Israel. But Britain...
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    Pakistan's war of choice

    Pak’s war of choice By BY Michael E. O’Hanlon Mar 25 2010 Peshawar, Pakistan WHAT are Americans to make of all the good news coming out of Pakistan in recent weeks? First, the Afghan Taliban’s military chief, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, was arrested in a raid in February. Around the...
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    American War in Tamil accent

    Most members will agree.. :P
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    A honest Indian Minister of Defence : Boon or Bane

    Sarojini Naidu famously observed that it cost India millions to keep Gandhi in poverty. It is harder to determine what this country pays to perpetuate Defence Minister AK Antony’s reputation for honesty, but the monetary penalty alone is thousands of crores per year. Here’s how it adds up...
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    Happy new year 2010

    so ! we have left behind an year of trolling, india bashing, pakistan bashing , china bashing , US bashing!! Shouts of pro jihad, shouts of secularism Zindabad! calls of Plebiscite in Kashmir, Free Kashmir, Free Tibet, UN referendums, endless exchange of dubious info on who won the 1965 war...
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    In Pakistan’s uncertainty, all eyes on the Sindhi topi

    In Pakistan’s uncertainty, all eyes on the Sindhi topi http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/thscrip/print.pl?file=2009122952990900.htm&date=2009/12/29/&prd=th& Nirupama Subramanian There is speculation that if pressure grows on President Asif Ali Zardari to resign, the PPP may fall back on...
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    Singing the enemy’s song Praveen Swami Deceit, double-cross and the intelligence war

    Singing the enemy’s song http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/thscrip/print.pl?file=2009122155380800.htm&date=2009/12/21/&prd=th& Praveen Swami Deceit, double-cross and the intelligence war against Islamist terrorism. “We have an expression in Arabic”, the blind Egyptian cleric...
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    A long and mostly lonely battle for reordering Pakistan

    A long and mostly lonely battle for reordering Pakistan http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/thscrip/print.pl?file=2009122155410900.htm&date=2009/12/21/&prd=th& Nirupama Subramanian For Mubashir Hasan — anti-NRO petitioner and a former Bhutto aide — the struggle for a just Pakistan is not...
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    A Chakma in Pakistan

    A Chakma in Pakistan http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/thscrip/print.pl?file=2009121655380900.htm&date=2009/12/16/&prd=th& Nirupama Subramanian Circumstances and history, says Raja Tridiv Roy, have played a great role in his life. He is virtually unknown to the present generation of...

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