Since independence in 1947, Islamabad has been plagued with poverty, illiteracy, foreign interference, political instability and corruption. Why are Islamabad and New Delhi enemies? Pakistanis need to be trained to think positively about their surroundings. We should learn from American and Canadian friendly relations to improve Indian and Pakistani bilateral ties. Islamabad cannot genuinely progress with its proxy war politics against India and with its involvement in the so-called US War on terrorism. It has […]
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The Arab region has experienced a number of historical developments in the last two years, a dynamic of change unseen since the 1950s. Analyzing the whereabouts of this dynamic might be pretentious for a grantmaking organization like the Arab Human Rights Fund (AHRF); nevertheless, reflecting on how this reshuffling of the cards would affect the situation of human rights in the region is a much-needed exercise at this stage. Cautious as we are, adopting a […]
The loudest statement made in the recently washed away monsoon session of the Indian parliament surprisingly was Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s insistence on silence. While blaring opposition continued to accuse government of everything and anything, Singh answered his critics by remaining silent. By hiking diesel prices, introducing a quota system for Liquid Petroleum Gas cylinders, allowing 51% of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the retail sector and opening up other sagging sectors like broadcasting and […]
“The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned.” – Antonio Gramsci In just one month, the Sudanese Government announced two coup attempts. The first attempt in November 2012 was led by senior figures of the regime in the armed forces and security services – whom were always perceived as the regime protectors since the coup that brought the current regime to power in 1989. The crackdowns in the government was […]
It seems as if the spirit of January 25 lives on. Though the enemy has changed it colors the same familiar authoritarian response continues. Police tanks, tear gas, and an intransigent state regime reflected through its negligence of the reality of the opposition. If you were to believe the news emerging from Ikhwanweb, you’d think that today’s protest was nothing more than a meager bunch of teenagers getting carried away with themselves on a cold […]
One aspect of the United Nations mission has historically been to improve conditions in conflict zones. Efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, a nation plagued by three decades of war, an inefficient government, ineffective security and an abysmal record of human rights and corruption, is a daunting task.