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Kashmir: Stuck in the Middle

08 August 2019

The row between India and Pakistan has escalated over the disputed Kashmir region which lies between the neighbouring countries. Both countries claim the region in its entirety but only control parts of it, with their respective territories separated by the Line of Control (LoC). Two out of three wars fought between the two countries have been over the Kashmir region. Tensions have risen within the last year due to a series of incidents; however, the row has further escalated within the last few days following India’s decision to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of its special constitutional status by revoking Article 370. In response, Pakistan has downgraded ties with India, expelling a top Indian diplomat and suspending trade.

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The Rise of Suicide Bombers

09 May 2019

Throughout recent decades, suicide bombing has become an increasingly prominent method of attack used by terrorist groups and other non-state actors worldwide. As communication technology has progressed, the issue of suicide attacks has undeniably become a global one, evoking fear and panic worldwide. There is no single underlying cause behind suicide bombing, but rather a combination of factors.

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Trade Meets Terrorism

29 November 2018

Four people have been confirmed dead after militants attacked the Chinese consulate in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi. Two police officers were among the victims of the attack, which was claimed by the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) – a separatist militant group which argues that Chinese investment in Pakistan is against national interests.

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Beating the Bigots

08 November 2018

The recent acquittal of Asia Bibi – a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death in 2010 for blasphemy – has sparked widespread protests across Pakistan. Bibi’s death sentence was overturned by the Supreme Court last week, on the basis that there was a significant lack of concrete evidence against her. Hardline Islamic groups have led violent protests against the acquittal, leading to widespread disruption.

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