Muhammad Umar

  • TDuring PM Modi’s visit to Washington D.C., President Trump congratulated the Indian people on what will be India’s 70th anniversary of its independence later this year. Trump said that this is a “magnificent milestone in the life of your very, very incredible nation.” India ...

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  • TThe international press keeps referring to the crisis in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, as only a political crisis, it is not just a political crisis it is primarily a human rights crisis, just as it has been for the past seven decades. The people of J&K are forced to live under the rule of ...

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  • TPrime Minister Narendra Modi is apparently not as charming as he thinks, and India is not as desirable. Despite his last minute world tour to win support for India’s bid to become a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), PM Modi failed to secure the backing of a number of ...

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  • T A decision on Pakistans membership application to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group will be discussed today at the NSG plenary in Seoul. The decision to file an application seeking admission into the nuclear trade group was taken because Pakistan plans to generate forty thousand megawatts of ...

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  • TEighteen years ago today, Pakistan reluctantly became the world’s seventh nuclear weapon state. Traditionally averse to nuclear weapons in the subcontinent, the country was forced to conduct a series of tests as a direct response to Indian nuclear provocation – it was not a knee jerk ...

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  • TPrime Minister Narendra Modi is to visit the United States in June, and it is rumored that he will address the US Congress during his trip. The Indian media claim that Westinghouse, an American nuclear and electric power company will finally sign the long pending nuclear plant deal that has been ...

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  • TThe China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is more than just a $47 billion dollar investment. It will not only improve Pakistan’s current situation, but promises to improve the lives of nearly three billion people across the region as part of the larger Chinese vision of a grand Silk Road ...

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  • TOn his show last week, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria made bold claims about Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program. In a segment of his show called, “What in the World?” he claimed that Pakistan posed a bigger threat to global nuclear security than Iran and North Korea.Zakaria then went ...

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  • TIn 2013, it was uncertain whether Iran would succumb to Western duress and give up its nuclear weapons program or continue developing a deterrent to address its security concerns in the Middle East. The situation was so critical that Israel and Saudi Arabia threatened to bomb Iran’s nuclear ...

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  • TPakistan’s obsession with India is quite understandable but India’s obsession with Pakistan makes absolutely no sense. Pakistan has a population of two hundred million, whereas India’s population exceeds 1.2 billion. Pakistan’s gross domestic product (GDP) is roughly $930 ...

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  • TPrime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired the 22nd National Command Authority (NCA) meeting on February 24 to discuss regional and international developments in conventional as well as strategic weapons and their implications for national as well as regional security and stability. The NCA is essentially ...

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  • TAmerican experts have been incessantly warning their government of the dire consequences of exempting India from the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) requirements. On December 8, while testifying in front of the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Executive Director of the ...

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  • TBruce Riedel, a man specializing in raising controversies over South Asia, claimed earlier this week that Pakistan had prepared its nuclear weapons for deployment and possible use during the Kargil conflict. He made this bold claim in an obituary for Samuel Berger, the former National Security ...

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  • TSince 1880, the average global temperature has already risen by almost 1°C. About 0.6°C of this rise in temperature has occurred in the past three decades. This week leaders from 195 countries have come to Paris for the Conference of the Parties or COP 21, hosted by the United Nations (UN), ...

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  • TPresident Obama announced earlier this month that he is abandoning his plan to completely pull out U.S. troops from Afghanistan, a promise that he had made during his first presidential campaign. It is too bad that Obama will not be able to keep his word, but to keep troops in Afghanistan is a ...

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  • TFor the past few decades we have managed to deal with the short supply of electricity by rationing, in our country the electric companies have implemented rationing in the form of load shedding with the purpose of avoiding forced power outages, which can occur at peak demand hours and cause an ...

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  • TRevisionist and status quo are two important terms in the field of international relations. These terms are used to describe states and are often misused in the Western media. A state’s hegemony, or place in the international community is determined by the amount of influence or power it has ...

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  • TAccording to “A Normal Nuclear Pakistan”, a recent report co-authored by Michael Krepon and Toby Dalton published by The Stimson Center and the Carnegie Endowment, Pakistan could have close to 350 nuclear weapons by 2025. The key word here is “could.” It is no secret that ...

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  • TFrom the bloodshed that claimed thousands of innocent Muslim lives at the hands of Hindus and Sikhs during our independence, to the most recent cross border firing, we have always struggled to find space for peace with India. It is important to briefly delve into the history of the two nations to ...

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  • TOver the last two decades India has failed time and time again to deter two of its biggest opponents in the region, China and Pakistan.India’s military is not yet adequate to deter China, and they are desperately trying to address this failure by developing and improving their military ...

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