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Afghan civilian casualties from Muslim-on-Muslim attacks soared in 2016

Afghan civilian casualties from Muslim-on-Muslim attacks soared in 2016

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Afghanistan’s seemingly endless conflict continues as civilian causalities in the protracted war are nearly double what they were a decade ago. According to a UN report there were 11,418 conflict related causalities documented, which includes 3,500 killed. Over 900 children died and another 2,600 were injured in the […]

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South Asia boom, new Trump initiatives are the good news for sagging global economy

South Asia boom, new Trump initiatives are the good news for sagging global economy

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Modest global economic recovery is expected, but a return to robust and sustained growth remains elusive, according to the World Economic Situation Report, the UN’s barometer of international economic trends. The current survey states that while the world economy grew by a a modest 2.2 percent in 2016, […]

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Unreported: The Pakistan time-bomb and a potential solution

Unreported: The Pakistan time-bomb and a potential solution

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Although the Obama Administration may well not recognize it, Pakistan is turning into the number one problem in fighting worldwide Islamic terrorism. The massacre of 79, many of them children, by an Islamic terrorist group aiming at Christians on a community playground on Eastern Sunday – large numbers […]

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Special-needs schools an overlooked priority in northern India

Special-needs schools an overlooked priority in northern India

By Khurram Rasool Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir India: At a time when private schools have mushroomed throughout Kashmir in general and Srinagar in particular, much-needed special schools are few and far between. Despite spending heavily on the education sector in Jammu and Kashmir, the state government has been criticized for failing to provide basic education […]

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India still relies on Russian weapon systems, but now more on its own terms

India still relies on Russian weapon systems, but now more on its own terms

Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com The Indian government approved a $1.5-billion purchase of 10,000 Invar anti-tank missiles and 200 BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles from Russia on Oct. 19. The decision was made after India’s Cabinet Committee on Security had completed an assessment. The BrahMos missiles will be deployed on the Indian Air Force’s Su-30MKI combat […]

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China media mocks India over Russian delays on 'second hand' carrier

China media mocks India over Russian delays on 'second hand' carrier

Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com On Oct. 5, Moscow told New Delhi that completion of the highly anticipated aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya would be delayed for at least another year. The news infuriated Indian officials. The ship, which cost $2.3 billion, has been a centerpiece of India’s naval revival and upgrade plan. “I have conveyed […]

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The U.S.-Pakistan rapprochement: Thank geopolitical reality, not diplomacy

The U.S.-Pakistan rapprochement: Thank geopolitical reality, not diplomacy

By Brian M Downing Just a few months ago, U.S.-Pakistani relations were abysmal, perhaps even at a crisis point. An American airstrike had killed 25 or more Pakistani soldiers and Pakistan retaliated by closing off U.S./ISAF supply lines into Afghanistan.  Tensions increased and many worried of more border skirmishes along the Af-Pak border and even […]

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'Playing God' with birth rates: The soft underbelly of geopolitics

'Playing God' with birth rates: The soft underbelly of geopolitics

By Sol W. Sanders Paying a visit to my phlegmatic Punjabi physician in New Delhi in the early 1960s, I found him uncharacteristically upset. Amniocentesis had come to India and some of his patients were asking him to abort fetuses if they were female. Out of moral scruple, he was refusing, losing patients — and […]

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Shipbuilding tech deal with France boosts India in Pacific region

Shipbuilding tech deal with France boosts India in Pacific region

Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com France-based shipbuilding giant DCNS, SA has inked a deal with India’s largest shipbuilding firm Pipavav exclusively to focus on transferring European know-how and technologies in naval shipbuilding to India. The move is expected to improve India’s indigenous shipbuilding capabilities to produce world-class submarines and surface warships. The project is also […]

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Global economics and the future of the planet

Global economics and the future of the planet

By Sol W. Sanders You don’t have to be a determinist — believing as orthodox Marxists, all life’s decisions lie in the stomach — to occasionally believe overwhelming national and international economic movements will likely determine the future. But it sometimes helps. The thought comes after reading an analysis by Swedish Anders Aslund, a knowledgeable […]

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