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The conflicts of Kashmir and Hong Kong A reminiscent of British imperialism

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The conflicts of Kashmir and Hong Kong A reminiscent of British imperialism Abdul Rasool Syed Presently, the world is witnessing two major conflicts in Asia; one is of Kashmir and the other Hong Kong. Both these conflicts have their roots back in the long-gone British Empire. The grubby legacy of British imperialism is still alive and kicking in these regions. ... Read More »

Indian Ocean and Global Diplomacy


Indian Ocean and Global Diplomacy Osama Rizvi Whether you are an aspiring civil servant or a policymaker in government, geopolitics never ceases to retain its charming relevance. Despite the recent communications revolution and of globalization as it turned the world into a “global village” blurring borders, both have not made any difference to the centuries-old idea from the realm of ... Read More »

Growing Russia-China Bonhomie

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Growing Russia-China Bonhomie A new alliance in the making? Russia’s policy towards China has been one of adaptation and accommodation. Despite increasing asymmetry in power between the two states, Moscow and Beijing have reinforced cooperation and managed to overcome a number of challenges. These included Russia’s policy towards Ukraine, Moscow and Beijing’s competing regional projects in Eurasia and China’s growing ... Read More »

China’s Belt and Road Initiative

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China’s Belt and Road Initiative Debt Trap or Soft Power Catalyst? Shafqat Javed China is a powerful international actor as the world’s most populous country and its second-largest economy. The country also invests significantly in modernizing its military. With signs that the United States will retreat from a leadership role under the Trump administration, China has positioned itself as a ... Read More »

The Role of Technologies in Shaping the Future War


The Role of Technologies in Shaping the Future War While purely military elements of the future of war are being analysed by the militaries of many countries (and in this regard there is both a certain vision of ongoing processes and a trajectory of where the evolution of warfare is headed), the political aspects of possible conflicts are far less ... Read More »

US-China Trade War and Future of Globalization


US-China Trade War and Future of Globalization Political pressures could once again effect a rollback The verdict of history is that the trade war that’s now raging between the United States and China will lead to no good — with consequences that could go well beyond trade and threaten the world’s geopolitical and economic stability. How this plays out is ... Read More »

Pakistan’s Prison Class System


Pakistan’s Prison Class System What makes the better class so important and how is it allotted? The recent accountability drive has seen a number of high-profile prisoners — including former president, Asif Ali Zardari, and former prime minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi — demanding that they be provided better class facilities in jail. However, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government in its latest ... Read More »