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Lessons From Chinese Gangs

Lessons from Chinese gangs

It is such shocking news. For months, some Chinese gangs preyed upon hundreds of unsuspecting Pakistani women, trapping them in bondage and the sex trade under the pretence of legal…

Disaster For Free Speech

Disaster for free speech

There’s a new bill in Congress that would threaten your right to free expression online. If that weren’t enough, it could also put small Internet businesses in danger of catastrophic…

A Dangerous Attack

A dangerous attack

In an unprecedented attack on one of the most important judicial bodies in the world, National Security Advisor John Bolton on Monday threatened to sanction the International Criminal Court and…

Illegal Migration

Illegal migration

The incidence of illegal migration from Pakistan is increasing progressively despite stern vigilance and action by the authorities responsible for ensuring authorised, documented and safe migration. Prompted by circumstances and…

Reality Of ‘war On Drugs’

Reality of ‘war on drugs’

If politics makes strange bedfellows, politics and drugs produce even stranger ones. The partnership between drug trafficking and national politics has taken a truly bizarre turn in the fight against…

Mass Deportation

Mass deportation

On the final page of my friend Juan’s Mexican passport are two words, handwritten in English and in capital letters: ‘Ordered Removed.’ The reason Juan was ‘removed’, like faulty merchandise…

Towards Building A New Migration System

Towards building a new migration system

Over land, by air and by sea, the people of Asia and the Pacific are on the move - this is the finding of the forthcoming Asia-Pacific Migration Report, the…

Meaning Massacred

Meaning massacred

Recent slaughters of tourists in Tunisia and Shia worshippers in Kuwait represent only the latest killings by those claiming to be Muslims even as their actions prove they have no…

Green Oasis Rises In Heart Of Rio Slum

Green oasis rises in heart of Rio slum

The stench of rotting dog corpses used to waft through Mauro Quintanilha's Rio slum home. Outside stood a towering mound of detritus of every size and shape. It took a…