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The Concept of Cooperative Federalism

­Cooperative Federalism (1930s–1970s) is a concept of federalism in which national, State and local governments interact cooperatively and collectively to solve common problems, rather than making policies separately but more or less equally (such as the dual federalism of 19th century United States) or clashing over a policy in a system dominated by the national government.

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US Military Assistance to Pakistan and Geo-politics

The military assistance of the United States of America to Pakistan has undergone a shift since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Concerns about nuclear proliferation and withdrawal of Soviet Union from Russia at the end of Cold War diminished Pakistan’s importance in the eyes of the United States of America. Bilateral military cooperation accelerated during the Bush and Musharraf administration in the USA and Pakistan respectively....

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The Nation Must Take Precedence Over All Other Considerations

When we think of a ‘nation’, we realise it is not a random collection of people. We may never know all our fellow nationals but still there is something that ties us all. This aspect of unity and nationalism is the most visible especially when we have some of our fellow nationals stuck in an odd situation in a foreign country and we, in India, take out rallies, organise Candle March, put pressure on the Ministry of External Affairs to help the...

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Rights are Limited by Responsibilities

“Every Right Implies a responsibility, Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.” — John Rockefeller   Everyday in history has its importance and every person born on this land has some rights from the first day itself. These rights are natural in existence and there is no need to earn them. Few rights that were granted by nations may vary from one country to another.   Many people know so...

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