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Will Coronavirus bring an end to globalization?

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Will Coronavirus bring an end to globalization? Haroon Gulzar It was 19th of December 2019 when a 55-year-old individual from Wuhan city in China tested positive for a new type of flu. Initially, people considered and dealt with it like normal flu but the havoc that it would play with everyone’s life in the year 2020 was beyond everyone’s imagination. ... Read More »

Foreign Policy of China Salient Features and Challenges

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Foreign Policy of China Salient Features and Challenges Aftab H. Wahla Mao Zedong ruled China from 1949 to 1976 and remained the chief architect of his country’s foreign policy during that period. Given his revolutionary nature, US’ military and economic assistance to Kuomintang (nationalist government) during the civil war, socialist underpinning of his political thoughts and decolonization process, he was ... Read More »

Demolition Men Do Not Build Nations, They Destroy Them

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Demolition Men Do Not Build Nations, They Destroy Them   Siddharth Varadarajan Noted Indian-American journalist, editor and academic Siddharth Varadarajan recently published an article in which he made a scathing criticism on the Hindutva-promoting steps being taken by Narendra Modi government. He discussed curfew in kashmnir at great lengtgh and also the start of construction of ram temple at the ... Read More »

A Bizarre Suggestion

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A Bizarre Suggestion Athar Mansoor With the US presidential election 2020 just a few weeks away, President Donald Trump has come up with one of the strangest suggestions – delay the election. This idea has been dismissed by several Republicans including Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, and House of Representatives minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, who remarked, “Never in the history ... Read More »

Territorial Claims – and Counterclaims – over Ladakh

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Territorial Claims – and Counterclaims – over Ladakh Dr Basharet Shah After the 2017 Doklam crisis, June 15 this year marked another standoff between China and India owing to prior tense border clashes. The decades-old border conflict between the two countries on their territorial claims and counterclaims turned into an acute crisis which left 20 Indian soldiers dead. Forces of ... Read More »

Is the ‘Responsibility to Protect’ Doctrine Still Relevant?

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Is the ‘Responsibility to Protect’ Doctrine Still Relevant? Tehmina Habib Introduction The rise of humanitarianism and the international community is the product of the long festering Cold War. In the 1990s, the global political landscape was overwhelmed with the idea that human beings matter more as compared to state sovereignty and this notion became the foundation of ‘Responsibility to Protect’ ... Read More »

Democracy

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Democracy Dr Munawar Sabir A simple but important reality is that creation of cities is called civilization. In this regard, Mesopotamia (in Iraq today) is believed to be the first-ever civilization, established around 6000 years ago. It is pertinent to understand that city and formal politics are twins. All ancient cities/civilizations were mercantile in nature, and needed some basic laws ... Read More »

Israel’s Annexation of West Bank An ill-conceived move that violates international law

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Israel’s Annexation of West Bank An ill-conceived move that violates international law Aftab Abbasi As a fulfilment of the pledge he made during his election campaign, Benjamin Netanyahu, the incumbent Prime Minister of Israel, announced to kick-start the process to annex Jewish settlements and the Jordan Valley in the West Bank on July 1. However, in the face of the ... Read More »