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The Rise of Islamophobia

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The Rise of Islamophobia How to tackle the challenge Asfand Yar Bhutto Introduction The Muslim world, today, is caught in a vicious cycle of internal and external challenges. As far as internal problems are concerned, it is more than evident that social, political, sectarian cleavages abound with the plight of crumbling economy further adding insult to injury. Externally, the most ... Read More »

Is stakeholder capitalism really back?

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Is stakeholder capitalism really back? Joseph E Stiglitz Stakeholder capitalism is poised to take the investing world by storm. The Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of America’s top companies, recently issued a statement that redefines the purpose of a corporation. Signed by nearly 200 top CEOs, including those of J.P. Morgan, Apple, Walmart and Amazon, it essentially says that ... Read More »

Revocation of Articles 370 and 35A

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Revocation of Articles 370 and 35A A Constitutional Perspective Usman Butt Rule of Law requires that Constitutional due process should be followed for every decision of the government. The term ‘Rule of Law’ has been derived from the French phrase ‘la principe de legalite’ (the principle of legality) which refers to a government based on principles of law, not of ... Read More »

Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

OIC, Opportunities and Challenges

Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Opportunities, Challenges and the Way Forward Aftab H. Wahla Political, educational, religious and economic decline of Muslim Ummah continues unabated, unchecked and unaddressed. Politically nationalist, religiously sectarianist, economically dependent, militarily vulnerable, socially polarized and academically backward, the Ummah is facing multiple crises, and has failed miserably to respond to those effectively and collectively despite their ... Read More »

The Brexit Saga

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The Brexit Saga Leader: No deal is the worst of all outcomes British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in the midst of a major parliamentary showdown over his bid to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union by an October 31 deadline, with or without a divorce deal. Rebel and opposition MPs voted on September 04 in favour ... Read More »

The Concept of Sovereignty and challenges to Sovereignty of Pakistan

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The Concept of Sovereignty and challenges to Sovereignty of Pakistan Muhammad Rashid Introduction The idea of sovereignty emerged from Aristotle’s philosophy of state politics in which the great philosopher declared the importance of supreme power of the state. This idea was adopted by various empires and philosophers throughout the middle ages to Romans. Then, in the fifteenth century, French jurists ... Read More »

US-China Trade War

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US-China Trade War Latest Episode in Great Power Competition in Asia-Pacific  Tauqeer Ahmed The logic of ‘Money makes the mare go’ has always been present in global politics. Sans economic resources, states cannot reach the position of power and hegemony. It is, then, no coincidence that the superpower of every age was also an economic powerhouse. In contemporary era, economic ... Read More »

US-China Trade War and Global Economy

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US-China Trade War and Global Economy The longer the war continues, the greater the risk of de-globalization becomes Shafqat Javed Recently acting IMF Managing Director, David Lipton, in a veiled appeal, called on the United States and China to come to an agreement and end their yearlong trade war by saying that the global economic slowdown has been “certainly affected by ... Read More »