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February 2018


Distinguishing the case of Kashmir from Catalonia (Spain) and Kurdistan (Iraq) Introduction The news about the efforts by the peoples of Catalonia (Spain) and Kurdistan (Iraq) have reignited the debate on the importance of the right to self-determination in international law. Understanding the right to self-determination is particularly of interest for the foreign policy makers and students of international relations ... Read More »

Nationalism and Globalism

Interconnectedness does not threaten sovereignty For much of the 20th century, ideological discussions and debates have centred on liberal versus conservative, left versus right. No longer. The ideological divide of the 21st century is emerging as globalism versus nationalism. Since the end of World War II, global integration and technological progress have fuelled a new world order centred on free ... Read More »


The present-day world is characterized with digital means of communication, and social media is the most important of them. In fact, the twenty-first century has placed us in a world where we can connect with people across the globe with just one click. Although the social media impacts all fields of life, the most conspicuous one has been on political ... Read More »

Toward A New Global Compact on Migration

Managing migration is one of the most profound challenges for international cooperation in our time. Migration powers economic growth, reduces inequalities and connects diverse societies. Yet it is also a source of political tensions and human tragedies. The majority of migrants live and work legally. But a desperate minority are putting their lives at risk to enter countries where they ... Read More »

CSS EXAM 2018 Another Test, but of FPSC this time (Editorial February 2017)

Surah-20 Ta Ha/ Ayat 6: To Him belongs what is in the heavens and on earth, and all between them, and all beneath the soil. Owing to the holding of the Competitive Examination for induction into the Central Superior Services (CSS), the month of February has special importance for the aspirants. Over the past 10 years or so, worrying trends ... Read More »