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March 2017

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In Conversation with Zumr-e-Fatima (FSP) 48th in Pakistan, CSS-2015

In Conversation with Zumr-e-Fatima (FSP) 48th in Pakistan, CSS-2015

Jahangir’s World Times (JWT): First of all, please tell us about your educational background? Zumr-e-Fatima (ZF): I have a diverse academic profile. I completed my Bachelors in Economics from LCWU and later completed my MBA Executive from LSE with high distinction. JWT: As everyone starts dreaming of a future career from childhood, so what were your dreams? Did you always ... Read More »

A Global Nuclear Winter Thinking the Unthinkable

A Global Nuclear Winter Thinking the Unthinkable

The US National Intelligence Council recently released its quadrennial report titled “Global Trends: Paradox of Progress” wherein it predicted a nuclear war between India and Pakistan in 2028. The report pointed out that “India will be the world’s fastest growing economy during the next five years” and that “Pakistan will feel compelled to address India’s economic and conventional military capabilities ... Read More »

The AILING HEALTH SECTOR

The AILING HEALTH SECTOR

The health sector in Pakistan has been under perpetual crisis since long. The neglect of those at the helm of affairs can be seen in the fact that Pakistan is among the four countries in the world – others being Cameron, Laos and Nigeria – having lowest percentage of GDP spending on health. Even the war-torn Afghanistan was spending more ... Read More »

Challenges Confronting the CPEC, Analysing External and Internal Factors

Challenges Confronting the CPEC

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the strategic, game-changer project that involves an investment of $46 billion—roughly 20% of Pakistan annual GDP— is poised to change the future of not only both China and Pakistan but also of the entire region. Gwadar port promises to offer huge dividends not just to Pakistan and China but has the potential to bring about benefits ... Read More »

THE NATURE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

THE NATURE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

Introduction The origin, development, nature and evolution of the international law are usually confounded – whereas its origin and development fall in the domain of historiography, its nature and evolution belong to the discipline of jurisprudence, which is a specialized branch of legal studies. Instant write-up will briefly adumbrate different theories dealing with the nature of international law followed by ... Read More »

5 things to know about the Decline of Human Rights

5 things to know about the Decline of Human Rights

The most conspicuous headlines of the year 2016 were those related to political turmoil, violent conflicts and escalating human rights abuses across the globe. International agencies and human rights NGOs are increasingly warning of a looming decline in human rights globally particularly as a result of humanitarian crises across the Middle East and Africa, and a soaring populist nationalism in ... Read More »

Looking Ahead for Afghanistan, 8 key issues that decide country’s future

8 key issues that decide Afghanistan future

The year 2016 has been one of tumult and turmoil for Afghanistan. The Afghan government like the previous year i.e. 2015, kept grappling with multiple challenges the most daunting among them being the increasing terrorism incidents and futile efforts to find negotiated settlement to the country’s lingering crisis. The ongoing militancy in Afghanistan has claimed countless lives including those of ... Read More »

New US Administration and Iran Nuclear Deal

New US Administration and Iran Nuclear Deal

Donald Trump’s inauguration speech on January 20 repeated the disruptive message of his election as US president. It was a call of defiance against the political and media mainstream in the USA, which also rattled the political and business elites in many European countries. The Trump administration wants good relations with other powers, but it will pursue US political and ... Read More »

Future Course of China’s Foreign Policy, Amity, sincerity, mutual benefit and inclusiveness

Future Course of Chinas Foreign Policy

The phenomenon of globalisation has entered a new era and China is a country that will play a pivotal and leading role in the process. In the recent years, China has continued to participate in and promote the international affairs. In particular, the 2016 G20 Hangzhou Summit hosted by China had concluded 29 achievements, which significantly boosted China’s influence and ... Read More »