Dr Syed Farooq Hasnat

  • Under normal circumstances, nations communicate through traditional diplomatic channels. The American Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clintons three-day October visit of Pakistan was out of the ordinary, as she made extra efforts to enter into a dialogue with the vibrant civil society, visibly ...

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  • The second Afghan presidential and provincial council elections of 2009 turned out to be complex, confusing and full of risks; a different scene from the previous experience in 2004, where all hopes for the betterment of the Afghan society was attached with the new experiment of establishing a ...

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  • India's former Foreign, Defence and Finance Minister and a founding member/stalwart of the Hindu fundamentalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Jaswant Singh was expelled from the basic membership of his party for writing a book, Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence. He had revisited the last days ...

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  • In just three months the armed forces were able to overcome some 4000 insurgents in Malakand Division, especially in Swat and Buner areas. The insurgents are largely locals but were joined by some cross border militants, including Tajiks and Uzbeks. With that, more than 1.3 million displaced ...

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  • President Barack Obama's Cairo speech to the Muslims, around the world is unique in a number of ways. It departed from the world vision of his predecessor George W. Bush. Secondly, unlike the Bush administration, he extended a hand of friendship, towards the Muslim masses as well as leaders. ...

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  • The current war in Pakistan has two faces. Both are ugly and brutal, as demonstrated by the massive Islamabad Marriott hotel attack in which more than 50 innocent people lost their lives and many more were injured. It also destroyed a symbol of the resting place of the Pakistani establishment and ...

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