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Since the thirteen colonies raised banner of revolt against their English masters in the eighteenth century, the resulting United States of America has always managed to manifest its position as a dominant superpower in international political arena. Hardly any event has passed in human political history since then without a certain involvement of the USA. The country jumped into the first World War late and helped to land a decisive blow to the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy. The war had monumental effects on world affairs of that time. Empires disintegrated, European powers weakened and Russia opted out

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Six months after the formation of Afghanistan’s National Unity Government, security remains the number one concern in Kabul. But while relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan have improved, internal divisions threaten the weak coalition. Mark Mistry assesses the status quo.

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani at a meeting in Panjshir Province, Afghanistan on July 5, 2011. (Photograph by S.K. Vemmer/Department of State) Numerous attacks over the past few weeks have signalled the beginning of the traditional summer ‘fighting season,’ with the Taliban making its presence felt throughout the country. Scores have been killed and injured, including in the capital, Kabul, where the remaining expatriates cower behind their blast walls and obey the strict instructions of their security advisers not to venture outside. For citizens, life is bleak, with the United Nations reporting 2014 as the deadliest since it began recording civilian

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It felt good to be back, and I thought, “Wow, I have reached home, allegedly.” Our teacher was very angry that day. “Mye ha basaan, yemis chhu zehryah garyi gaes cylinder moklyomut (I think her household has run out of cooking gas)”, a friend said.  “Naa, mye ha basaan, yemm chhe panni derqaaqni syeeth aaker kermich (No, I think she has had a fight with her sister-in-law)”, said another.  As we were busy with our Sherlockian deductions, the teacher announced that there was going to be a quiz, so as to prepare us better for the geography exam. As I

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More than 190,000 people have been killed in the 10 years since the war in Iraq began. The war will cost the U.S. $2.2 trillion, including substantial costs for veterans care through 2053, far exceeding the initial government estimate of $50 to $60 billion, according to a new report by scholars with the “Costs of War” project at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies. The 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq is March 19, 2013.  More than 70 percent of deaths from direct war violence have been civilians. That does not include indirect deaths from disease or

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Prisoners inside the Guantanamo Bay. It became the unfortunate home for the refugees from Cuba and Haiti caught in the International waters during 1970s and continued the monomania through the half of 1990s when the last Haitian refugee was released in 1995 after being declared unlawful by Sterling Johnson Jr., a United States District Court Judge. The Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba turned into a flagrant rough-house of boisterous abuse and victimization after its initiation in 2002 as the detainment facility for the suspects caught during the United States’ so-called “War on Terror’. During the past 11 years of its existence as a notorious prison facility for counter terrorism

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The JKLF Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik addressing the press conference in Srinagar. By Muheet ul Islam The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, today said that the 1994 unilateral ceasefire by JKLF was brokered by the United States of America and United Kingdom. After twelve days of detention during JKLF’s “voluntary arrest movement”, Malik was released on Tuesday from the Srinagar central jail. While addressing a press conference in Ahdoos  hotel, Srinagar, Malik said that the ceasefire of 1994 by armed-JKLF was brokered by United States of America and United Kingdom and named a few members of

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Outlookindia.com | By Arundhati Roy Is it a house or a home? A temple to the new India, or a warehouse for its ghosts? Ever since Antilla arrived on Altamont Road in Mumbai, exuding mystery and quiet menace, things have not been the same. “Here we are,” the friend who took me there said, “Pay your respects to our new Ruler.” Antilla: Mukesh Ambani’s 27-storey home in Mumbai Antilla belongs to India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani. I had read about this most expensive dwelling ever built, the twenty-seven floors, three helipads, nine lifts, hanging gardens, ballrooms, weather rooms, gymnasiums, six

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Imagine for a moment that somewhere in the middle of Texas there was a large foreign military base, say Chinese or Russian. Imagine that thousands of armed foreign troops were constantly patrolling American streets in military vehicles. Imagine they were here under the auspices of “keeping us safe” or “promoting democracy” or “protecting their strategic interests.” Imagine that they operated outside of US law, and that the Constitution did not apply to them. Imagine that every now and then they made mistakes or acted on bad information and accidentally killed or terrorized innocent Americans, including women and children, most of

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By Iymon Ganaie Documentary films do often bring an agitation after which it is apt to shed tears. Agitation, which must be perceived as the out coming of human barbarism. Taxi To The Dark Side written and directed by Alex Gibney is one of the films, which shows the true face of human barbarism. After watching the film, I remembered German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche who once said, “He who fights monsters must take care lest he become a monster.” After 9/11, United States and its allies declared a “war on terror”. It was more than a war – it was

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Unless you have lived in Tora Bora, by you should know that Al Qaeda’s spiritual leader, the American-Western dubbed terrorist, Osama bin Laden has been killed by American Special Forces. The small city of Abbottabad, unknown to everyone before the 1st of May, now became the hub of worldwide media attention. This became the last place, Osama bin Laden lived. His legacy, however, undoubtly survive and perhaps even stronger. Many scholars have frequented news reports, where they have argued on the future of Al Qaeda. The question is, however, if this debate is relevant at all. Al Qaeda after 9/11

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