Ahmed Quraishi

82 Flips | 2 Magazines | 2 Likes | 4 Following | 14 Followers | @AQuraishi | Security policy, writer, author. Worked in Iraq, Syria, Gulf. TV celebrity in Pakistan. Spare time focus: human rights, training, startups, tech.

U.S. moves to restore some Iran sanctions lifted under nuclear deal

The Trump administration on Monday moved to reimpose the first round of Iranian trade sanctions that had been suspended under a 2015 nuclear agreement, distancing itself from every other country that signed the deal and marking another decisive moment in the accord’s unraveling.<p>The renewed …

South Asia

Empowering Kids In An Anxious World

Rates of anxiety and depression among teens in the U.S. have been rising for years. According to one study, nearly one in three adolescents (ages 13-18) now meets the criteria for an anxiety disorder, and in the latest results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk …

Parenting

Ivanka Trump is shutting down her fashion brand

Following streams of criticisms about potential conflicts of interest and a handful of protests, Ivanka Trump is shuttering her fashion brand.<p>Roughly …

Donald Trump

How To Unleash Your True Intellectual Potential (And The Psychology of Belief)

Humans are interesting creatures.<p>Despite our ability to think “rationally,” our underlying emotions and physiological needs take priority over our …

How to set your kids up for success -- make sure they are really good at these four things

I never gave much thought to being a father. I was finishing up grad school when my wife first talked to me about starting a family. First I had to decide if I was going to continue on to an advanced degree or get a job.<p>The decision about continuing in school was a big one because it would mean …

Sarah Sanders Begins Press Briefing With Blistering Message To Restaurant That Kicked Her Out

8:26 PM 06/25/2018<p>In her first public remarks on camera since being kicked out of the Red Hen restaurant in Virginia, Sarah Sanders called the push …

Break up Google

There are several ways to carve up Alphabet, the holding company of which Google is by far the largest and most important piece.<p>The particular lines …

How to Know if a Woman Wants You to Stop Hitting on Her

A very non-exhaustive primer to very obvious verbal and non-verbal clues.<p>Meet-cutes don’t work. The rom-com lover in me wishes desperately that they did, but alas. Just as we don’t live in a world where JLo is believable as a dog walker, we also don’t live in a world where approaching a stranger in …

CNN's Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> In death, as in life, Anthony Bourdain brought us closer together.<p>On his award-winning series, "Parts Unknown," Bourdain brought the world home to CNN viewers. Through the simple act of sharing meals, he showcased both the extraordinary diversity of cultures and cuisines, yet how …

Anthony Bourdain

Separatist Shabir Shah's Daughter Tops Class 12 Exam in Jammu and Kashmir

Sama Shabir, the daughter of Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah, has topped the Class 12 board exams in Jammu and Kashmir, conducted by the …

China's long game for Middle East influence

China has stayed out of regional conflicts in the Middle East for decades, but with its massive international infrastructure plan, Beijing is finally …

China is the greatest, growing threat to America

China has outlined strategies for 2018, 2025 and 2050 all designed to displace the United States as the dominant global economic and national …

Special report: Why China scares politicians of all stripes

<b>China,</b> with a series of short and long-term moves on the global stage, is doing something few others can: eliciting similar warnings and worries from …

India urged to accept realities about Kashmir dispute

ISLAMABAD, Apr 23 (APP):Senator, PML-N Lt Gen (Retd) Abdul Qayyum Khan has said India must accept the reality<br>that it will not succeed to continue its …

Pakistan

The Latest: UN nixes Russian text on Syria gas attack probe

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the developments in Syria (all times local):<p>1:15 a.m.<p>The U.N. Security Council has rejected a Russian resolution that would have welcomed an investigation by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons into a suspected poison gas attack in the suburbs of …

Who is behind the new girl stone pelters of Kashmir?

<b>Girls with stones in their hands, fighting pitched battles, are an extremely scary sign of where the Kashmir Valley finds itself at the beginning of</b> …

Like Cambridge Analytica, India's political parties mined voters' psychographic data

The Cambridge Analytica controversy is unlikely to die down soon as it touches a series of important democratic nerves. First, it concerns our ability to freely exercise our civic rights and duties. The fear of manipulation through data casts a cloud of suspicion over the sanctity of elections, …

Cambridge Analytica

Five Powers Of Curation On Flipboard On The Five Year Anniversary Of “Magazine Making”

At the age of five, we’re told to share with others, to speak up, create our own voice. And now, at the age of five, Flipboard’s curation community is doing just that.<p>Exactly five years ago we opened our platform for people to collect and share stories that reflect their voice, perspective or …

What Trump's Choice of Bolton Reveals

The president is surrounding himself with familiar faces from his favorite cable-news network—but may not find in them what he seeks.<p>Remember “bring in the grown-ups”? They have all now been carried off, with the sole exception of Secretary of Defense James Mattis.<p>Instead, Trump is staffing his …

The children of Kashmir's decades-long conflict

Fighting between Indian forces and separatist rebels has left thousands of children bereaved and traumatised.<p><b>Indian-administered Kashmir -</b> Suhaib, a five-year-old boy, is unaware of the tragedy that befell him two years ago.<p>His father Aijaz Ahmad Thoker was killed by Indian forces in 2016 while …

How I Finally Trained Myself To Wake Up Early

Can a chronic late riser reform her ways with the help of apps and flying alarm clocks? We put innovative alarms to the test to find out.<p>I’ve had a lifelong struggle with waking up in the morning.<p>No matter how much sleep I got at night, getting up for school was always torture. As soon as I learned …

Hezbollah Goes on the Cyber Offensive with Iran’s Help

This analysis is Cipher Brief Level I Member Only content. It can be accessed via login or by signing up to become a Cipher Brief Member. Joining …

High Level

Kashmir fighting escalates between India, Pakistan

SRINAGAR, India — Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire Saturday along their volatile frontier in Kashmir, killing at least five civilians and a …

Pakistan

Mesmerizing Typography on Fashion Photographs

French Parisian artist Louis Stimes blurs the lines between typography, fashion and photography by designing intricates designs and letters on …

Aziz, We Tried to Warn You

In 1975, 42 years before the comedian Aziz Ansari reportedly brought a date home to his apartment and repeatedly tried to initiate sex with her after she told him “next time” and “I don’t want to feel forced,” Susan Brownmiller published “Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape.”<p>“All rape is an …

Mehbooba Mufti says dialogue with Pakistan only way to end bloodshed in Kashmir

<b>Srinagar:</b> On the second death anniversary of her father and former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba …

Pakistan

You Can Train Yourself to Fall Asleep Better

Everything you ever wanted to know—and some stuff you didn't want to know—about how sleep impacts your brain. And more importantly, how you can take advantage of it.<p>What’s something that’s good for you, you do every day (hopefully), and that you’re <i>still</i> not doing enough? Washing your hands, …

Yes, You Need To Talk To Kids About Porn

<i>By</i> <b>Madhvi Ramani</b>Modified from flickrErotic film director Erika Lust discusses her new project to help adults teach children about healthy (and …

Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

In Alaska, scientists have uncovered something they say is remarkable: the remains of two infants dating back more than 11,000 years.<p>Their discovery is evidence of the earliest wave of migration into the Americas.<p>"It's incredibly rare," says Ben Potter, an archaeologist at the University of Alaska …

Anthropology

Why You Should Not Set Goals For 2018, And Do This Instead

Here is why you will most likely miss your goals for the new years, and what you should do to meet them.<p>As 2017 ends, you start setting your goals for 2018. Your goals are typically set as outcomes, such as "lose 50 pounds," "make $100,000 in paid speeches," "save $25,000," and the like. And it …