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Journey towards a Pragmatic Foreign Policy

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Journey towards a Pragmatic Foreign Policy Zain Ul Arifeen Foreign policy of Pakistan has gone through a remarkable shift in the recent years; a subject where the country has had to suffer humiliation and unimaginable loss of being a formidable, resolute and determined state. Contrary to being an ideological state whose pillars were founded on the principles of unity, faith ... Read More »

Indian-Occupied Kashmir A volcano waiting to explode

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Indian-Occupied Kashmir A volcano waiting to explode Aftab Abbasi It has been one year since autonomy was taken away from Indian-administered Kashmir. It all started in August 2019 when India made an illegal, unconstitutional and unethical decision that the territory of Kashmir that it occupies would no longer be a semi-autonomous region, and ruled that the state of Jammu & ... Read More »

Gender Pay Discrimination

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Gender Pay Discrimination Iqra Junejo Equal pay systems are vital for women empowerment and professional growth but these rarely exist. International Labor Organization (ILO) in its “Global Wage Report 2018-19″ states: “[O]n average women currently continue to be paid approximately 20 per cent less than men.” The gender pay gap is high in the developing world. In Pakistan alone, the ... Read More »

Designing Police Reforms and the latest police reforms in the United States

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Designing Police Reforms and the latest police reforms in the United States Kamran Adil   Introduction Designing police reforms is a challenge. More often than not, the tendency is to appoint a group of people claiming to have know-how and experience in dealing with police matters with predefined terms of reference (ToRs); the group then locks itself within the parameters ... Read More »

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 »

SECRETS OF SUCCESS

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SECRETS OF SUCCESS Rabiah Noor “[S]uccess is the ongoing process of striving to become more. It is the opportunity to continually grow emotionally, socially, spiritually, physiologically, intellectually and financially while contributing in some positive way to others. The road to success is always under construction. It is a progressive course, not an end to be reached.” These lines by Tony ... Read More »