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August 2020

A Primer on China’s String of Pearls Strategy How Pakistan is important to counter the Indian threat

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A Primer on China’s String of Pearls Strategy How Pakistan is important to counter the Indian threat   China is increasing its presence in the Indian Ocean region over the past few years through its Strings of Pearls strategy. The strategy is driven by China’s need to secure foreign oil and trade routes critical to its development. This has meant ... Read More »

Anatomy of the Earth

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Anatomy of the Earth   Earth’s surface is an amazing place to behold. Yet even the deepest canyon is but a tiny scratch on the planet. To really understand Earth, you need to travel 6,400 kilometres (3,977 miles) beneath our feet. Starting at the centre, Earth is composed of four distinct layers. They are, from deepest to shallowest, the inner ... Read More »

How much time does a user spend on social media?

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How much time does a user spend on social media? Since there has been no seminal work in this regard in Pakistan, therefore, we have to rely on data made available from different sources to find out the duration as correct as possible. According to a report titled as “Digital 2020: Global Digital Overview,” the state of affairs regarding use ... Read More »

The 2020 SDG Index and the Muslim World

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The 2020 SDG Index and the Muslim World Faysal Khan Since 2015, all member states of the United Nations have been implementing “Agenda 2030” and working on achieving the agreed-upon Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Subsequently, to assess where each country stands with regard to achieving the SDGs, Jeffrey Sachs and a team of independent experts working at the Sustainable Development ... Read More »

Promote Tourism to Project Soft Power Pakistan needs to cash in on the opportunity

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Promote Tourism to Project Soft Power Pakistan needs to cash in on the opportunity Mian Majid Ali Afzal Hard power was once considered one of the basic tools of foreign policy projection in the world.  However, with the rise of globalization and information revolution in post-Cold War era, the term “soft power” started gaining momentum. The term was popularized by ... Read More »

Disaster Management Regime in Pakistan

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Disaster Management Regime in Pakistan Aftab H. Wahla Disasters are inevitable. They are bound to strike in every country or region in the world. We cannot preemptively eliminate the ever-looming threats of devastations and destruction. What matters the most is the effectiveness of the disaster management system of the affected country. The way a state prepares for the disaster, responds ... Read More »