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US-China Cold War

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US-China Cold War Mehboob Hussain Babar In 1949, Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong installed ‘Communist Government’ in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The United States refused to recognize this new government and continued to recognize and support Chiang Kai-shek’s exiled Republic of China government in Taipei. In 1950, during the Korean War, the US and PRC armed forces ... Read More »

The Thucydides Trap and the Rise and Fall of Great Powers

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The Thucydides Trap and the Rise and Fall of Great Powers Roughly 2,400 years ago, Thucydides, a Greek historian and author of “History of the Peloponnesian War,” expressed a view that resonates in strategic thinking to this day. He argued that the real cause of the Peloponnesian War was the rapid increase in the power of Athens and the fear ... Read More »

The State of Young Lives

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The State of Young Lives Makhtoom Ahmed In the history of childhood discourse, United Nations Convention on the Right of Children (UNCRC), 1989, is regarded as a momentous declaration. It became the landmark of children’s rights in which international agencies, academics, policymakers and practitioners focused their attention on the pressing issues of children and improvement of their quality of life ... Read More »

The Balochistan Conundrum

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The Balochistan Conundrum Faridullah This Land of the Pure has had a tumultuous history. It saw the tragic episode of the dismemberment of East Pakistan. However, unfortunately, we the Pakistani nation, have not learnt any lesson from this national tragedy. Our rulers, both civilian and military, have had the same authoritarian attitude towards Balochistan as they had towards the then-East ... Read More »

Territorial Claims – and Counterclaims – over Ladakh

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Territorial Claims – and Counterclaims – over Ladakh Dr Basharet Shah After the 2017 Doklam crisis, June 15 this year marked another standoff between China and India owing to prior tense border clashes. The decades-old border conflict between the two countries on their territorial claims and counterclaims turned into an acute crisis which left 20 Indian soldiers dead. Forces of ... Read More »

Anam Saghir 14th in Punjab, PMS 2018-19

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Anam Saghir 14th in Punjab, PMS 2018-19   JWT helps aspirants a lot through authentic data it publishes every month. So, it helped me too. It is absolutely a time-efficient and reliable source for PMS exam preparation. Jahangir’s World Times (JWT): First of all, please tell us about your educational background?  Anam Saghir (AS): I got my early education from ... Read More »

Loya Jirga, Intra-Afghan Dialogue and the Challenges Ahead

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Loya Jirga, Intra-Afghan Dialogue and the Challenges Ahead Opportunity does not waste time with those who are unprepared Mairaj ul Hamid Nasri “Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.” —Napoleon Hill The Loya Jirga, or ‘grand council’, is traditionally the supreme body in Afghanistan. It consists of Afghan dignitaries, including tribal elders, religious figures, and ... Read More »

Is the ‘Responsibility to Protect’ Doctrine Still Relevant?

The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once

Is the ‘Responsibility to Protect’ Doctrine Still Relevant? Tehmina Habib Introduction The rise of humanitarianism and the international community is the product of the long festering Cold War. In the 1990s, the global political landscape was overwhelmed with the idea that human beings matter more as compared to state sovereignty and this notion became the foundation of ‘Responsibility to Protect’ ... Read More »

Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on the GDP of Pakistan

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Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on the GDP of Pakistan Omer Hussan Bajwa Introduction The history of mankind is marked with both natural and manmade calamities. Sometimes, it had to confront great disasters in the form of earthquake, floods or droughts; while, sometimes, it has to keel in front of widespread health issues in the form of a pandemic. Currently, the world ... Read More »

EXTERMINATE EINSTEIN’S MONSTERS

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EXTERMINATE EINSTEIN’S MONSTERS Modern world needs total elimination of nuclear weapons! Hassaan Bin Zubair The alternative of multilateral nuclear disarmament and elimination is an idea as old as the bomb itself, but it has rarely been espoused seriously by the great powers and then mainly as a rhetorical tool to encourage political support for related but less ambitious initiatives. Recent ... Read More »