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Articles, op-eds, researches and worthwhile reads chosen by the GroundZero editors.

By Barkha Dutt India’s Kashmir problem is probably the worst it has been in more than two decades. Pakistan-backed militancy and a spate of terrorist attacks have been matched with unrelenting civilian protests. The latest unrest escalated after Indian forces...
BY Gayle Tzemach Lemmon This was the big stage and the NATO spotlight. At least it was supposed to be. For months, U.S. commanders said they needed thousands more NATO and American troops to help Afghans hold back the resurgent and unrelenting...
By Alon Ben-Meir “Act only on that maxim through which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law” I have long maintained that Israel’s occupation of the West Bank defies the moral principle behind the...
US President Donald Trump says he is "very, very happy" because NATO members have pledged to increase defence spending to levels "never seen before", despite denials from allies such as France that additional pledges were made beyond previous targets. In a news...
I know why the caged bird sings, ah me, When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore, When he beats his bars and would be free; It is not a carol of joy or glee, But a prayer that he sends from...
As Muslims around the world celebrated Eid with feasting and gift-giving, festivities were marred by prolonged conflict in hot spots such as Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen and the Gaza Strip, while Rohingya refugees in squalid Bangladesh camps marked the festival...

American security strategy

This month US President Donald Trump announced his national security strategy. If it can be summed up in one word then the strategy is driven by fear. A country or a family that is gripped by fear engages in...
The U.S. and U.K. stole data of Pakistan citizens to easily track Pakistanis suspected of being involved in terrorism, claims WikiLeaks, citing its cable in 2009 from the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad. Although this grabbed global headlines back in...
With U.S. President Donald Trump taking credit for the Arab world’s move to isolate Qatar, the U.S. may be destroying the small country militarily. Qatar – one of the richest countries in the world – thrust itself into the global...
MOSCOW – In a major development,  four high profile spy chiefs of Pakistan, Russia, Iran and China reached an understanding of the importance of coordinated steps to prevent the trickling of IS terrorists from Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan. Sergei Ivano, spokesperson...