Pakistan: Water Crisis is a Regional Political Challenge

Since its independence in 1947, Pakistan has faced many political and economic challenges. Among others, one of the major and long-term challenges for Pakistan is neither extremism nor terrorism, but...

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Flooded Road in Pakistan

RTI Amendment Bill 2019: Government is trying to fix something that ain’t broke?

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”- is an age-old saying that has guided many a practical person, including governments. The National Democratic Alliance in its third term (NDA-III) seeks to encroach...

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Countering The Threats To Sri Lanka’s Democracy

Democracy is an unusual form of government. Throughout much of history, humanity has been ruled by monarchs or warlords who reigned through the power of the sword. It is the only system of government...

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Sri Lanka

"It is better to do a little than to do nothing"

Business 360, a leading business media production house in Nepal, interviewed Dr. Ronald Meinardus, Regional Director South Asia at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) on the sidelines...

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Dr. Ronald Meinardus interview with business 360 nepal

The Renaissance of German Liberalism

Historically, political liberalism and the political forces struggling to promote freedom in their societies have seen ups and downs. Germany’s more recent history is a case in point. The liberal...

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Schattenjahre The Renaissance of German Liberalism

The Liberal Hope in Germany

(Berlin/New Delhi) Two weeks after the voting, it’s too early for a definite appraisal of Germany’s general elections. In a democracy, determining the composition of the government is the most...

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Why Asia is the Champion of Globalization

China’s growing influence in South Asia manifests itself in hotels all over the region. No matter where one travels or stays, the visitor is surrounded by Chinese businessmen and women – be it in...

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Haikou Port

Triple talaq: Goodbye and good riddance

As usual, India′s Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his opinion known on Twitter: the Supreme Court's decision was "historic", granting equality to Muslim women and sending a powerful message for...

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Supreme Court of India

No traction

In the international statistics documenting terror attacks inspired or orchestrated by the IS terror militia, India is nowhere to be found. And this despite the fact that owing to its demography and...

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Prayers at a mosque in India

Divorce by email

India's Supreme Court is currently considering the Muslim practice of instant divorce. The family law allows Muslim men to end their marriages by simply repeating the word "talaq" (Arabic for divorce...

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