Dr Maqbool Ahmad Bhatty

  • Vice-President Joe Biden of the US has visited two former republics of the Soviet Union, Georgia and Ukraine that have come under Russian pressure after they stepped up efforts to get closer to EU by reducing dependence on Moscow. With the accession to power of President Barack H Obama last ...

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  • The Indian leadership has recently taken to describing Pakistan as the "epicentre of terror" in South Asia, and begun demanding that it should stop exporting terrorists to India. This has been its robust response to the November 26, terrorist attacks last year on India's premier industrial centre ...

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  • The result of the 2009 Parliamentary Elections in India has served to reinforce the confidence of that ambitious power to play an assertive role not only in its region but also at the global level. The Congress Party's emergence as the largest party has been made possible by the burgeoning economy ...

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  • Traditionally, the first hundred days in office of a new US president are followed closely by major segments of the US establishment, including the Congress, the analysts and the media. President Barack Hussein Obama has been pronounced a success in his handling of the US centred economic downturn ...

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  • This year marked the 39th annual session of the Davos Economic Forum, an organisation founded by Dr Klaus Schwabe of Switzerland in 1970. This was the time when President Richard Nixon of the US dealt a body-blow to the global economic system by going off the gold standard and halt the progress ...

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  • The stark challenges facing Pakistan despite the end of eight nightmarish years of George W Bush are being slowly realised following the assumption of presidency by the first African American in US history. The Muslim - sounding name of Barack Hussein Obama apparently influenced many of our ...

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  • As if the daunting growth of terrorism in our tribal areas, and its expansion to major urban centres of Pakistan were not enough, the US has been accusing us of "not doing enough" and extending its war against terror into our territory. Accustomed to get their wishes fully respected by ...

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  • As the presidential election heats up the debates between contesting candidates, President Bush has sought not only to justify the neo-con agenda he has pursued but also to safeguard the gains achieved in his two terms in the White House at the start of a new century. The reaction within the US to ...

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  • The circumstances in which Mr Asif Ali Zardari has been elected as the 12th President of Pakistan are truly daunting. The PPP loyalists have depicted him as a person who has been transformed following the tragic assassination of his wife, Benazir Bhutto, on December 27, 2007. They present him as ...

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