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US lawmakers introduce tough NKorea sanctions bill

By Sat, Apr 27, 2013 12:34PM UTC Comments Off

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers are proposing to step up sanctions against North Korea by punishing companies, banks and governments that do prohibited business with it. The bill crafted by leaders of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and introduced Friday is modeled on sanctions in force against Iran. Congressional staffers say it’s intended...

Pakistan’s India policy, and the tyranny of arithmetic

By Tue, Jun 21, 2011 4:43AM UTC Comments Off CINC scores for India and Pakistan. Source data: Correlates of War project

First of all, before reading any further, you should go read this excellent op-ed in Dawn by Adnan Rehmat. For me, this is the key section: The military early on crafted a national security doctrine that helped it manufacture a national security state (as opposed to a national welfare state). This is based on the...