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What are the sources of Chinese conduct in #Ladakh today?China today is global power imbued with a strong sense of nationalism, an obstinate sense of righteousness (without morality) about its whole political, military and economic system..
It sees a world stage, particularly an Asian stage that is devoid of a strong American presence or sustained commitment to check #Chineseadventurism or #expansionism whether on sea or land as existed until recent years: this oxygenates #China..
China is now poised to deploy its military and economic strengths to advance its national interest on multiple fronts in a naked and unhindered way -and its state capacity under #XiJinping has been revved up and given the ‘go’ to act thus ..
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Story of #Pakistan becoming Nuclear state on 28th may 1998 in newspaper clippings from 1998: #Nuclear #YomeTakbir #Kashmir #یوم_تکبیر
In the 1998 Indian general election the BJP emerged as the single-largest party and Atal Bihari Vajpayee became PM of #india on 11 may 1996 ... 2/n #یوم_تکبیر
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was member of the same #BJP who organised a rally at the site of Babri Masjid involving 150,000 volunteers, known as kar sevaks. The rally turned violent, and the crowd overwhelmed security forces and tore down the masjid 3/n #یوم_تکبیر
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#COVID19 cases in the Indian states as of 16th May 2020.

#IndiaFightsCoronavirus #DailyUpdates

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Confirmed #COVID19 cases in #Africa as of 16th May 2020 are 78,194.

Region wise #COVID19 cases in Africa are:

#NorthAfrica 25,637
#WestAfrica 22,944
#CentralAfrica 7,437
#EastAfrica 7,486
#SouthernAfrica 14,690

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#COVID19 updates from #CoronaTracker

#IndiaFightsCoronavirus #DailyUpdates

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Recent works have raised interest in the #Shia of #SouthAsia especially the intellectual history of the elites - a thread on the #Shii religious establishment and elites in #SouthAsia 1/
For a long time the best and more comprehensive account was that of the Indian scholar based in Australia Saiyad Athar Abbas Rizvi (d. 1986) a two volume work 2/
But what is very helpful to understand the development of the religious establishment and its politics have been recent publications coming out of #Qum and #Najaf 3/
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Today is death anniversary of Legend #MaharajaHariSingh.
For thousands of years, India was ruled by emperors, kings and tyrants. Some of them were instrumental in rewriting the history of India with their great deeds, although some of these deeds destroyed India’s rich culturea
We all from J&K are thankful to him that today we are Indian Citizens only because of him. He was real ruler of J&K who deserve admiration in present context. No one has moral write to call himself as Maharaja afterwards because of their deeds.
1.Historians, intellectuals, politicians and academicians of India have done lot of injustice to #MaharajaHariSingh by portraying a picture of him which he never deserved. He was more progressive as compared to the British rulers of that time in India.
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#IbnArabi (d. 1240) is famed for his monistic doctrine of #wahdatalwujud although #WilliamChittick ibnarabisociety.org/articles/qunaw… has pointed out he never used the term preferring al-wujud al-Haqq or similar #SufiMetaphysicsContested 1/
In the immediate generation after him the meaning of God as the only existent or rather the ‘absolute being’ (al-wujud al-mutlaq) was debated by his step-son Sadr al-Din Qunawi (d. 1274) with the Avicennian philosopher Nasir al-Din al Tusi (d. 1274) books.google.co.uk/books/about/al… 2/
Ibn ‘Arabi’s metaphysics were rapidly adopted by Persian poets like Maghribi (d. 1408) and by theologians leading to further contestations between Sa’d al-Din Taftazani (d. 1389) and ‘Ali al-Jurjani (d. 1413) the famous disputants at the court of Timur (d. 1405) 3/
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MAR 19 #WWIII #COVID19 MD THREAD 1: Most stories from WaPo: Siobhán O'Grady, Rick Noack, Marisa Iati, Alex Horton, Miriam Berger and Katie Mettler
March 20 at 7:31 AM PT .. skip all TRUMP lies, JUST FACTS HERE
tinyurl.com/ry9j5q7 FRONTLINE TROOPS @AMSA_News @ANANursingWorld
MAR 19 #WWIII vs #COVID19 MD THREAD 2: Way too late for #Fresno #McCarthy THIS IS #WWIII on our #AmericanSoil. Against tiny but vicious Enemy #COVID19 ...AND OUR #FRONTLINTROOPS Need #N95 masks #ProtectiveEquipment (Like #China has) HERE is a 60 page PDF #HANDBOOK @usairforce
MAR 19 #WWIII vs #COVID19 MD THREAD 3: FIRST the toll to date. 250,000 Reported CASES (Remember MANY Countries do not report..including #Turkey #Russia ) 11,000 DEATHS #Italy passed #China #Spain up 30% @WHO @maddow @CNN @JohnsHopkinsSPH @UCSF @BuzzFeed @SCMPNews @guardian
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It is time for one long #Coronavirus update. I have been resisting doing this as (1) I do not want to add to the hysteria & the panic & (2) I don't believe in doomsday predictions. Moreover, things have been moving so fast, who knows what's what. BUT it's time for real talk...
Overall, #Coronavirus (the outbreak of #COVID19) is REAL. The effects on your daily life from the fallout will be REAL. The impact society, economics, & politics in 2020 will be severe & REAL. None of this is Fake News. None of this should be downplayed. (2/
People who are trying to silence REAL discussion are doing a disservice to the public interest. This is a 9/11 & 2008 level event in terms of its impact on domestic & international dynamics. This thread is not about creating panic but encouraging a smarter response. (3/
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#Shii_Islam in #SouthAsia seems to be increasingly in academic fashion these days. This is a thread linking the blogposts I put together on sources for #Shii #ulema and intellectual history 1/
mullasadra.blogspot.com/2016/11/source… especially on the Iraqi link 3/
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22. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?

#Hypocrites #DoubleStandards #Liars #Warlords #USRealTerrorists
1 to 20. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world? 🤨👇🏼
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21. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world? 🤨👇🏼
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Check out @orfonline's featured experts on why '#ISI and #ISIS are a double threat to peace in #SouthAsia'
The fall of #Baghouz, a small nondescript town in #Syria’s desert regions of Deir Ezzor from the hands of the so-called #IslamicState may have forced the world’s most wanted man to re-emerge publicly in a video message, says @KabirTaneja: bit.ly/2DDsev4
.@KabirTaneja, in conversation with @KhalidShah, deciphers the recent #SriLanka bombings and the changing nature of Islamic State operations. Watch ⬇
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Ah, the #EuropeanParliamentElection knocks at the door! Let’s see who is #campaigning for what…In #Italy, a #rightwingcoalition calls for a #guaranteedincome, #largerpensions, and resistance to the heavy-handed #austerityprograms enforced by the #EuropeanUnion.
In #France, some #rightwinggroups champion #fight against #climatechange, decry #exploitation of #foreignworkers, growing #economicinequality. What about the #centerright and #centerleft parties? #Polls show they will lose their #majority, and the Euroskeptics bag 30+% of seats.
However, #Euroskeptic, like #populist, is a term that obscures more than it reveals. #Spain’s leftist #Podemos isn’t likely to break bread with #Italy’s rightist #NorthernLeague-#M5S, but both are considered #Euroskeptic. Some are really #wolves but wear #sheepskins.
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NEW: “I have all the authority I need” per @DeptofDefense Sec Jim Mattis when asked about countering possible #Russia info ops/#cyber attacks red #Election2018
"We all saw in 2016 what happened when the #Russia|ns & possibly others, but the Russians for certain tried to do both influence operations & actually get in & actually corrupt some of the election process" per SecDef Mattis before meeting w/#British Defense Sec @GavinWilliamson
"The adversaries may be more than just #Russia" @DeptofDefense Sec Mattis tells reporters re #election security "We are not focused solely on one country. We are focused on protecting the elections themselves"
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Put together a list of super smart & interesting Pakistani women for #IWD2018 to show their work. List also includes women of Pak origin or dual nationals. If you have any suggestions of names not on my list @ me. #InternationalWomensDay #PressforProgress
1 @TubaSiddiqi #education rights advocate, also my sister. For years T has been working w/ communities & grassroots activists through @TCFPak & now w/ @AlifAilaan across Pak. She helped TCF raise funds & grow their volunteer network. #IWD2018 #Pakbrilliance #PressforProgress
2 @AymanBucha activist and lecturer, teaches Anthropology, Political & Feminist Theory at BNU. Bucha's write-up on #AsmaJahangir with whom Aimen worked at AGHS. dailytimes.com.pk/211460/asma-ja… #IWD2018 #Pakbrilliance
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