Rahim Khan

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Pakistan has a lot more to worry about than just Trump's tweets

Pakistanis often complain that they are ruled by Allah, America, and the army.<p>In 2017, the country found itself with a new army chief, a new American administration, and a new band of militants acting in Allah’s name. Perhaps that is why it had to get a new prime minister as well, ushered in …

National Security

World War II in Asia

Japan's invasion of China on July 7, 1937 began the war in the Pacific Theater<p>Most historians date the beginning of World War II to September 1, …

20 Pieces of Writing Advice from William Faulkner

William Faulkner is one of the best writers America has ever produced, with a distinctive voice and a relentless intelligence that earned him a Nobel …

Literature

Petrodollar System Under Attack | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Once upon a time, the U.S. dollar was backed by the gold standard in a framework that established what was known as the Bretton-Woods agreement, made</i> …

The Major Alliances of World War I

By 1914, the six major powers of Europe were split into two alliances that would form the two warring sides in World War I. Britain, France, and …

Millennials: Climate Change Is World's Biggest Problem

Far and wide, young people consider climate change to be the world's most serious issue, according to the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Shaper …

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

There is no war in Afghanistan, and the US will never win

He's right about the weariness.<p>But that very weariness is encouraged by the widespread belief that Afghanistan is the kind of war in which there is going to be a moment of victory, if only the American people support the war a little longer.<p>And that is to misunderstand the nature of the conflict in …

The Nuclear Deal Is Working

Once again, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has found that Iran is in compliance with the terms of the nuclear deal:Iran is honoring …

South Asia

How Trump’s Nafta Threats Are Bringing Mexico and China Together

Donald Trump’s repeated threat to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement could bring a little bit closer together the two U.S. partners …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Trump says Pakistan ‘harbors terrorists.’ The real story isn’t so simple.

Announcing a new Afghanistan strategy on Aug. 21, President Trump accused Pakistan of “housing the very terrorists we fight” and said the situation “must change immediately.”<p>Yes, Pakistan’s counterterrorism record is frustrating, but Trump’s harsh words are unlikely to have much effect. My research …

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

Trump was right to go after Pakistan, but his decision deepens regional faultlines

Donald Trump made a speech about Afghanistan last week that was so full of contradictions it was incoherent. It authorised more troops but did not …

The two faces of the Gulf crisis: Arms race

<b>(AP/Wong Maye)</b><p>A crisis pitting Qatar against an alliance led by the UAE and Saudi Arabia is proving to be a double-edged sword<p>James M. Dorsey<p>August 26, 2017 3:59pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Globalist<p>One crucial dimension in which the conflict lays out is that it threatens to …

North Korea

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

Trump's Promise to Leave NAFTA Looks Like Another Empty Threat

This week Donald Trump said he'd "probably" terminate the free-trade agreement, but few think he'll follow through.<p>Though it was nearly lost among all the other vows and oaths Donald Trump uttered at his Tuesday night rally in Phoenix, the president reaffirmed one of his most controversial campaign …

US won't pull back from South China Sea ops: general

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) -<p>An American general insisted Friday the United States would not pull back from operations in the disputed South China Sea to combat Beijing?s territorial claims despite a series of accidents involving US warships.<p>General Terrence O'Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander, said …

ISIS asks Hezbollah, Syrian Army for withdrawal from Syria-Lebanon border

Both the Syrian army and Hezbollah are trying to remove ISIS from the western Qalamoun region on the Syrian-Lebanese border.<p>><p>A Lebanon Hezbollah …

The answer to Brexit turmoil is staring us in the face | Christopher Whelan

Before the EEC, Britain was part of Efta. Returning into its arms would solve many of the seemingly intractable problems posed by Brexit<p>As politicians struggle over Brexit, is the optimal solution staring them in the face? Optimal does not mean perfect, but if perfectionists never compromise, the …

Great Britain

Intersection of U.K. and Japan interests

British Prime Minister Theresa May is leading a delegation of U.K. businessmen to Japan on Wednesday for a short visit. What are British interests in …

North Korea

U.S. Military Wants Tech Companies To Battle Each Other in the 'ThunderDrone'

Free form events will let firms large and small show what they have to offer before a final battle royale showdown.<p>USMC<p>SOFWERX, a public-private …

Don't Let The Valuation Bears Scare You

<i>Equity valuations may look rich compared with history, but we do not believe this is something to be feared. Kate explains.</i><p>Many investors are …

US fighter pilots in Afghanistan prepare for more air strikes

For the fighter pilots at the largest US military base in Afghanistan, President Donald Trump’s new strategy for the war should mean escalating an …

Melting Icebergs Alter the Oceans

<b>Q. What will happen</b> <b>to the salinity of the oceans as icebergs melt</b><b>?</b><p><b>A.</b> While sea ice is frozen salt water, icebergs are pieces of glaciers, formed of compacted snowfall, and are therefore fresh water.<p>Melting glaciers and icebergs release fresh water and reduce the salinity of the surrounding sea. The …

Here's what we know about global warming and hurricanes

Mike Groll/AP<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Hurricane Harvey, a devastating storm that has been upgraded to …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

These 18 countries now favor China over the United States, new survey says | NOLA.com

The United States is now competing more with China than with Russia for favor in the world, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. …