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Afghanistan’s China Card

Afghanistan’s China Card

By Dilip Hiro | (Tomdispatch.com) - Call it an irony, if you will, but as the Obama administration struggles to slow down or halt its scheduled withdrawal from Afghanistan, newly elected Afghan President Ashraf…
Afghanistan Wakes Up To Daesh/ ISIL Threat

Afghanistan Wakes Up To Daesh/ ISIL Threat

By Qadir Habib and Michael Scollon | (RFE/RL) - After consistently rejecting the idea, Kabul could no longer ignore what self-declared recruiters and fighters had been telling them for months -- the…
Obama, Modi and India’s Solar Future

Obama, Modi and India’s Solar Future

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) In his visit to India, Barack Obama pressed unsuccessfully for India to set specific carbon limits. Nevertheless, he did get agreement from Indian Prime Minister Narendra…
Dual Use:   Solar Panels conserve Canal Water In India

Dual Use: Solar Panels conserve Canal Water In India

By Malini Shankar | (IPS) Sunlight pours over a break in canal-top solar panels recently installed over the Vadodara branch of the Sardar Sarovar canal project in Gujarat. Credit: Malini Shankar/IPSBARODA, India…
‘The Struggle for Pakistan’ (Ayesha Jalal)

‘The Struggle for Pakistan’ (Ayesha Jalal)

By Joseph Richard Preville and Julie Poucher Harbin (ISLAMiCommentary) Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville| -- Pakistan is a nation with a strong will to survive. It has endured political…