Archives: April 2012

Mon Apr 30, 2012

Jordanian Premier's Sudden Resignation Points to New Political Strategy By Robert Satloff
The resignation of Jordan's prime minister caps a process in which the kingdom turned away from wooing the largely Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood and instead opted to shore up....
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Libya's Elections Need More U.S. Support By Andrew Engel
Despite trepidation over Libya's upcoming elections, they offer the best way to solve the country's legitimacy crisis, and Washington should tailor its assistance accordingly....
Posted on Apr 30, 12 | 10:22 am

Fri Apr 27, 2012

Needs your kind praryers for Rana Abdul Baqi, Editor South Asian Pulse
Rana Abdul Baqi, Editor South Asian Pulse Online in presently indisposed and needs your kind praryers. Although he has recovered partially and looking after the editing job from time....
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Wed Apr 25, 2012

Implications of Egypt's Gas Cut-Off with Israel By Simon Henderson and David Schenker
Yesterday's predictable but still surprising announcement that Egypt's state-run gas company has cancelled its natural gas supply contract with Israel is of immediate concern to Washington....
Posted on Apr 25, 12 | 12:20 pm

EXCELLENT BOOK ON EAST PAKISTN By Ehtesham Arshad
Of Martyrs and Marigolds is an elegantly written, powerful story of a young Pakistani woman, caught in the throes of revenge in Bangladesh. Suri is born in the eastern part of Pakistan to...
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AN INSPIRATION FOR FOOD LOVERS-KHANíS BARBECUE (KBB) By Dr. Mansour Memon
KHANíS BARBECUE IS ON THE VERGE OF DOING WHAT FEW OTHERS HAVE: BRING THE REAL DELICIOUS TASTE TO THE TASTE BUDS OF FOOD-LOVERS....
Posted on Apr 25, 12 | 11:49 am

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THINK BEFORE YOU ACT, UNDERSTAND THE FACT BY JAVED ZAHEER, FREE EXPRESSION AWARD WINNER
TORONTO: Yes, think before you act and understand the fact. Thinking, realization and understanding create awareness and awakening and always help. They help one to.....
Posted on Apr 16, 12 | 4:57 pm

How Iran and Turkey See Each Other By Soner Cagaptay and Alex Vatanka
Welcome to the new Middle East, which increasingly looks too small to accommodate both Turkey and Iran. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is visiting Riyadh on Friday.....
Posted on Apr 16, 12 | 4:52 pm

The Man Who Would Be King By Simon Henderson
Saudi Arabia's ruling clique is dying off, and it may be up to the new defense minister to guide the kingdom through a turbulent Middle East. The senior members of the Saudi royal family are....
Posted on Apr 16, 12 | 4:48 pm

.The Free Syrian Army: A Military Assessment By Jeffrey White and Andrew Exum
On April 10, 2012, Jeffrey White and Andrew Exum addressed a Policy Forum at The Washington Institute. Mr. White, a defense fellow at the Institute, previously completed a....
Posted on Apr 16, 12 | 4:36 pm

Changed Prospects for Turkish Military Intervention in Syria By Soner Cagaptay
Turkey is hinting at intervention to contain the crisis on its border, and developments such as military redeployments, consular closures, and parliamentary authorization may give...
Posted on Apr 16, 12 | 4:21 pm

Assad's Secretive Cyber Force By Margaret Weiss
For the past year, the Assad regime's brutal repression of the opposition has received extensive coverage in the mainstream media. Less well reported, however, has been the...
Posted on Apr 16, 12 | 4:18 pm

Fri Apr 13, 2012

Pakistani Student Wins Silver Medal in Intíl Contest By Press Release Pak-Turk
Pakistani Student Bring Home Award From World Competition
Pak-Turk Student Stood Second Global Environment Contest in Azerbaijan....

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The Challenge of Containing Iran's Enrichment Activities By Simon Henderson and Olli Heinonen
In the absence of very tight monitoring, and in light of Iran's increasing mastery over limited centrifuge technology, permitting the country to continue enriching uranium at any level would...
Posted on Apr 13, 12 | 12:26 pm

Iraqi Kurdistan as U.S. Ally and Partner in the Middle East Featuring Masoud Barzani
On April 5, 2012, His Excellency Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, addressed a Policy Forum at The Washington Institute. The following is a rapporteur's....
Posted on Apr 13, 12 | 12:20 pm

What is Asif Zardari up to? By Usman Khalid, Chairman Rifah Party
Asif Zardari (President) and son Bilawal (Party Chairman) engaged in full fledged onslaught on the military and the judiciary. Are they ready to play the Sindh card to create an insurrection?....
Posted on Apr 13, 12 | 12:12 pm

What Iran Might Gain from a Nuclear Deal By Patrick Clawson
Given continuing U.S.-Iranian differences on issues such as terrorism and human rights, the Islamic Republic would receive only limited economic benefits from a nuclear deal, and...
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Oxford University Trainers Starts Polishing Pakistani Teachers By Press Release Pak-Turk
Oxford University teachers have imparted training to one hundred and five Pakistani teachers in latest English language methodologies in nine sessions, here in Islamabad....
Posted on Apr 09, 12 | 12:05 pm

What Could Diplomacy with Iran Produce? By Dennis Ross
The nuclear impasse could be ended by permitting Iran the civilian nuclear program it claims it wants, but an interim step that stops the clock may be more achievable than a full agreement....
Posted on Apr 09, 12 | 11:21 am

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Pursues a Political Monopoly By Eric Trager
The Muslim Brotherhood's presidential reversal highlights the group's dictatorial internal structure and power-hungry ambitions, both of which will exacerbate Egypt's political instability.....
Posted on Apr 09, 12 | 11:15 am

PakTurk replaces blackboards with smartboards e-learning to boost interest, skills of Pakistani students By Press Release Pak-Turk
PakTurk International Schools and Colleges have replaced blackboards with smartboards to enhance skills and learning experience of the Pakistani students....
Posted on Apr 09, 12 | 10:35 am

National Security Strategy & Policy of Pakistan-my views By Shahid Nawaz
In order to understand the concept of National Security Strategy & Policy (NSSP), it is pertinent to understand certain fundamentals. They are:...
Posted on Apr 09, 12 | 10:12 am

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The U.S. Can Meet Israel Halfway on Iran By Dennis Ross and David Makovsky
There is no daylight between the United States and Israel on the objective and the preferred means for dealing with Iranian nuclear ambitions. Much has been written about possible...
Posted on Apr 04, 12 | 10:38 am

Tue Apr 03, 2012

What Would India Gain From Killing This Old Man? by Munir Ahmad Khalili
There are many in Muslim Ummah, who very generously shower heavy praises on Nelson Mandela, for his courageous struggle in winning freedom from a tyrant foreign rule over....
Posted on Apr 03, 12 | 9:59 am

Mon Apr 02, 2012

Indiaís first telecom incubator to take off in Kerala in Apr by MD Niche
New Delhi, Mar 28: Startup Village, Indiaís first public-private partnership incubator is all set to take off from Kerala in the second week of Apr....
Posted on Apr 02, 12 | 2:40 pm

We are fourth in the world in growth of broadband by Muhammad Abd al-Hameed
We are fourth in the world in growth of broadband
ICT R&D Fund to Develop Broadband Growth Programme...

Posted on Apr 02, 12 | 12:59 pm

Dateline Middle East: Trip Reports from around the Region by TWI Analysis
On March 27, 2012, Robert Satloff, Andrew J. Tabler, and Simon Henderson addressed a Policy Forum at The Washington Institute. Dr. Satloff, the Institute's executive director and Howard P...
Posted on Apr 02, 12 | 12:49 pm

Is the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Nominating a Presidential Candidate? By Eric Trager
Shortly after mass protests toppled Hosni Mubarak last February, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood sought to assuage fears of an "Islamist takeover" by making two promises to both the...
Posted on Apr 02, 12 | 12:43 pm

Lebanonís Security Concerns over Syria By Nicholas Blanford
Given Lebanonís deep political divisions and traditional subservience to Damascus, the West should not expect too much help from Beirut in resolving the Syria crisis...
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Danger Zone By Simon Henderson
Reporting from the USS Abraham Lincoln in waters near Iran, Simon Henderson describes why the carrier strike groups in the Persian Gulf are an awesome reminder of U.S. military might...
Posted on Apr 02, 12 | 12:17 pm

The Human Rights Crisis in Syria by Andrew J. Tabler
Testimony prepared for the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, U.S. House of Representatives
Mr. Chairman, thank you for the opportunity o testify on the Assad regime's brutal...

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USAID holds final technical review of DISCOs by Dr. Jassim Taqui

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