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Russia and the US offer the Taliban to sit at the Negotiating Table

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On March 27, the TASS.ru news agency reported: "International Conference on Afghanistan “Peace process, security cooperation and regional connectivity” started in Tashkent. The event was opened by the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The current conference is a logical continuation of the efforts of the international community to resolve the situation in Afghanistan.
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Hundreds of Diplomats are expelled in a New ‘Cold War’ after Putin’s Election as Russian President

Worsening US-Russia relations are “similar, to a large extent, to what we lived during the Cold War,” said the United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres on the 29th of March, after the US announced that it was expelling 60 Russian diplomats. The expulsions were claimed to be in response to the poisoning in the UK of Sergei and Yulia Skripal on the 4th of March with a Russian military nerve agent…
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Trump’s Dismissal of his Foreign Minister and its Impact on America’s Foreign Policy

President Trump dismissed his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, by a twitter message on the 13th of March and announced CIA director Mike Pompeo as his replacement. Then, just hours after Tillerson was fired, Steve Goldstein, the State Department’s undersecretary of public affairs was also fired by the White House for publicly contradicting the White House’s account of Tillerson’s removal
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Western Politics is Pakistan’s Politics ‘Who gets What, When and How’

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Harold Lasswell defined politics as ‘who gets what, when and how’ and this definition of politics has encapsulated political behaviour around the world, with politicians being driven by political positions, resource distribution and out-competing their competitors. This has led to much political apathy around the world, along with the corporatisation of the state, with vested interests penetrating political systems and having a large say over policy and legislation formulations.
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Nigeria Faces unstable Future

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Since becoming independent in 1960, Nigeria’s political history has been marred by several intricacies – tribal clashes, religious wars, oil wars, military coups etc. About 75% of post-independent years were spent under military rule and dictatorship. However, Nigeria’s violence has never reached the level of its African counterparts like Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and the Central African Republic (CAR).
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