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“New Pakistan” – what’s the truth?

“New Pakistan” – what’s the truth?

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What Germany Got Right

What Germany Got Right

The media cannot help but highlight the fallouts from Brexit and a Trump presidency. What we do not hear enough about is what went right elsewhere in 2016.

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Of Drones and Overseas Military Bases: The New Face of the War on Terror

Of Drones and Overseas Military Bases: The New Face of the War on Terror

In the summer of 2016, thousands of German citizens stood outside of Ramstein Air Base to protest U.S. drone strikes conducted from there.

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Junaid Jamshed: Pakistan’s Bridge

Junaid Jamshed: Pakistan’s Bridge

Junaid Jamshed was simultaneously a modern 20-something, bringing music to the youth in Pakistan, and a preacher speaking to the religiously fervent.

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The Blasphemy Behind Blasphemy in Pakistan

The Blasphemy Behind Blasphemy in Pakistan

Until the masses are continually led to believe that the honor of Islam is theirs to protect, legislation will not solve extrajudicial killing.

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#TryBeatingMeLightly

#TryBeatingMeLightly

A couple of weeks ago, Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology issued its proposed amendments to the Protection of Women Against Violence Bill of 2015. They recommend husbands to “lightly beat” their wives in certain circumstances.

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Of Muslim Women in India

Of Muslim Women in India

After the 1947 partitioning, one third of the total Muslim population in the British colony were to remain in India. Today, Indian Muslims still have trouble finding their voice and a sense of community.

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I Am Human

I Am Human

When attacks such as the one in Paris last year or the latest in Brussels take place, the world rises up in solidarity. Having spent the better part of my life in Pakistan, I know that our loss is ours alone, any solace we seek must come from within our borders.

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Focus on Pakistan

Focus on Pakistan

In a country where terror strikes are commonplace, you grow insensitive. You don't flinch at the sound of a bomb, you don't jolt at the sound of a gunshot. Death tolls that don't touch the double digits don't leave you in a state of shock, debilitated.

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The Brave Pakistani

The Brave Pakistani

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Pakistan’s Absurdities

Pakistan’s Absurdities

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The Unwanted Federally Administered Tribal Areas

The Unwanted Federally Administered Tribal Areas

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Malala’s Islam

Malala’s Islam

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The Case for Guantánamo Bay

The Case for Guantánamo Bay

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The History of Rape in Pakistan

The History of Rape in Pakistan

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