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China’s Two Development Miracles And the lessons to be learnt

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China’s Two Development Miracles And the lessons to be learnt Observing the entire course of China’s reform and opening-up in the past four decades, one concludes that the country has performed not only an economic growth miracle but also a social stability miracle – the former is the primary reason for the latter. One of the best manifestations of such ... Read More »

World’s 20 Most Beautiful Airports World

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World’s 20 Most Beautiful Airports World Going to the airport is not exactly considered a joyful experience. But sometimes the facilities can make air travel slog feel a bit nicer. Many airports across the globe boast striking architecture, beautiful art, luxury shopping, and even special amenities such as zen gardens, spas and movie theatres. Here are 22 beautiful airports around ... Read More »

The Middle East and China’s Belt and Road Initiative

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The Middle East and China’s Belt and Road Initiative China’s presence in the Middle East is on the rise, particularly in the framework of its Belt and Road Initiative. As the US draws down its commitments in the region, China has scaled up its engagement, developing relations with a myriad of countries, including those on different sides of regional divides. ... Read More »

The Power of Siberia Deepening China-Russia Partnership

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The Power of Siberia Deepening China-Russia Partnership Magazine Desk December 2nd was a notable day in the strategic relationship between Beijing and Moscow, which saw the first shipments of Russian natural gas to China via the much-awaited Power of Siberia pipeline.  The $55 billion project is Russia’s most significant energy undertaking since the collapse of the Soviet Union, part of ... Read More »

Motivations for South Asian Nuclearisation

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 Motivations for South Asian Nuclearisation Shafqat Javed The twentieth century witnessed an exponential growth in war technology. The century witnessed the machine-gun, main battle tank and armoured fighting vehicles, the aircraft, and the nuclear weapon. These weapons added a cataclysmic dimension to that war when they were dropped on Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Nuclear weapons not only injured ... Read More »

Israel-Palestine Peace Process Unconditional US support for Israel impedes the way

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Israel-Palestine Peace Process Unconditional US support for Israel impedes the way Dr M. Usmani On November 18, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a major shift in US policy, reporting that Washington now no longer considers civilian settlements by Israelis in the occupied West Bank to be in breach of international law. Pompeo’s statement, in effect, reverses a 1978 ... Read More »

India’s Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 A Hindu Rashtra in the making?

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India’s Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 A Hindu Rashtra in the making? Abdul Rasool Syed Passage of the contentious bill titled “Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019” (CAB) by the Indian parliament has sparked violent protests throughout India. The bill as well as the intention behind has attracted scathing stricture from the people from all walks of life. It has, undoubtedly, shaken the ... Read More »