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Kashmir Unrest Marks Low Point for India-Pakistan Ties

Kashmir Unrest Marks Low Point for India-Pakistan Ties

by    Amitha Rajan

Street protests that have plagued Kashmir are likely to continue in the absence of meaningful political engagement between New Delhi and local stakeholders. Indian-administered Kashmir has seen a new wave of unrest since early July when security forces killed 22-year-old Burhan Wani, the former head of the Hizb-ul-Mujhaideen militant group and a popular separatist leader in the Read More

Top 10 Ways to Destroy All the Water on Earth

Top 10 Ways to Destroy All the Water on Earth

by    Derrick Jensen

Human intervention has been responsible for polluting and emptying water resources at a criminal rate. I love looking at lists of our culture’s greatest achievements. I’m always astounded, for example, to read of the stupendous effort that went into building the Pyramids of Giza: At least 10,000 people worked for 30 years to erect giant Read More

The Winning Streak of Illiberal Populism

The Winning Streak of Illiberal Populism

by    John Feffer

Illiberal populists all over the world are benefiting from three simultaneous backlashes. The history of political parties is rather boring. Not much has changed since the French Revolution, which produced the terms “Left” and “Right” to reflect where people sat in the National Assembly. The early 20th century saw the rise of communist parties on the Read More

Putting Trump Supporters Through “Extreme Vetting”

Putting Trump Supporters Through “Extreme Vetting”

by    Fair Observer

America has lost its sense of irony. Completely. US presidential candidate Donald Trump had recently unveiled a plan to put immigrants through a new screening test to filter out potential terrorists. What he calls extreme, extreme vetting would involve temporary suspension on immigration from countries that have a history of exporting terrorism, a visa reform Read More

How to Reduce Uncertainty and Increase Investment

How to Reduce Uncertainty and Increase Investment

by    John Bruton

The best way to avoid stagnation induced by uncertainty is for governments to look at the road ahead. Interest rates are low, so it should be attractive for companies to borrow and invest in new products and markets. But American companies are not doing that. Instead, they are spending about $500 billion every year buying Read More

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