Monday, 27 June, 2022

Topic: Afghanistan

Trump’s ‘new strategy’ on Afghanistan: An echo of Obama’s presidency

The message is clear. U.S. armed forces are in Afghanistan to protect Americans from terrorist attacks that could originate from this region. These are pure national interests, devoid of any other sentiment.

No longer a strategic ally, even Pakistan’s transactional ties with US are under strain

Pakistan’s response to Trump’s speech has hardened. But there is too much at stake for both sides to call for a break.

Global Pulse: Trudeau’s open refugee invitation under attack, US Gen wants peace with Taliban

Justin Trudeau is being accused of reducing immigration system to ‘shambles’ as Canada scrambles to cope with asylum-seekers.

After CPEC tilted priorities, China is now happy with a second-tier role in Afghanistan

China’s anxiety about a precipitate withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan is even greater than its unhappiness about the prospect of long-term US bases.

Global Pulse: US military more influential than ever, UK cherry-picks best bits from EU

As military leaders consolidate powers in the US, Trump’s critics see them as “a calming force amid the daily chaos of the White House”.

Global Pulse: Does Trump needs diagnosis, Denmark’s prince stopped at bar

A roundup of stories from across the world.

Talk Point: What are the implications of Trump’s statements on Pakistan & Afghanistan?

Donald Trump has promised more troops in Afghanistan and criticised Pakistan for supporting terrorism. Experts explain what this could mean for India and south Asia.

Global Pulse: Pak’s missing activists, Taliban’s jihad advert for women, UK wanted coup in Iran

Pakistani journalists, writers, social activists are routinely being picked up allegedly by intelligence officials.

Pakistan’s ‘friendly terrorist’ Hafiz Saeed wants a political makeover

Hafiz Saeed’s move to launch Milli Muslim League Pakistan shows being the ‘friendly terrorist’ for the deep state is no longer enough

Global Pulse: Trump finds new reason to stay in Afghanistan, North Korea’s gaming-addicted elite and a new terror outfit in Pakistan

TRUMP HAS A NEW REASON TO STAY IN AFGHANISTAN: BUSINESS   A skeptic of sending more troops to Afghanistan, Donald Trump has found a reason to keep the US engaged in the war-torn region – the country's vast mineral wealth.

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Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.