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Nagorno – Karabakh Conflict Azerbaijan and Armenia reignited a decades-old ‘Frozen conflict’

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Nagorno – Karabakh Conflict Azerbaijan and Armenia reignited a decades-old ‘Frozen conflict’ Violence flared up in a long-running conflict on Europe’s eastern edge in late September as Armenia and Azerbaijan clashed over the embattled region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenia said that on the morning of September 27, Azerbaijan launched air and artillery attacks on Nagorno-Karabakh, while Baku says it was conducting ... Read More »

DEBT SERVICE SUSPENSION INITIATIE

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DEBT SERVICE SUSPENSION INITIATIE   Background On April 12, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan (PMIK), urged the world leaders, the UN Secretary-General, and heads of financial institutions across the globe to give debt relief to developing countries like Pakistan so that they could combat the deadly Covid-19 in a better way. Highlighting the need for such a relief, PMIK ... Read More »

Plato’s Cave Two important lessons for our society

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Plato’s Cave Two important lessons for our society Mawra Raja Plato’s cave is typically familiar to three types of people: those with keen interest in philosophy, multi-discipline self-readers and readers of political philosophy. The story is typically but rightly pigeonholed as an allegory because it is fictitious and a thought-provoking experiment for those who wish to minimize the harms of ... Read More »

Kicking Away the Ladder How did the rich countries really become rich?

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Kicking Away the Ladder How did the rich countries really become rich? Muhammad Shahid Rafique There is currently great pressure on developing countries to adopt a set of “good policies” and “good institutions” … to foster their economic development. When some developing countries show reluctance in adopting them, the proponents of this recipe often find it difficult to understand these ... Read More »

We are not makers of history, we are made by history

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We are not makers of history, we are made by history A recently-released picture of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo standing with Taliban’s deputy political chief, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, is reminiscent of the photo that came out on 16 June 1986 from the Oval Office in which Ronald Reagon, the then President of the United States, and freedom ... Read More »

Brave New World? Dystopias in film and literature

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Brave New World? Dystopias in film and literature The word “dystopia’ (an unhappy country) was first uttered back in 1868 by renowned English philosopher and economist John Stuart Mill in a speech, ripping into the British government for its policies regarding the Irish land. Dystopia is an imagined community or society that is dehumanizing and frightening. It is antonym of ... Read More »

10 Horrifying Scientific Predictions What is the future of humanity?

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  10 Horrifying Scientific Predictions What is the future of humanity? As for the accuracy of the information goes, none can beat scientific findings. They are the results of fact-finding research collected over countless person-hours and backed with evidence. Scientific predictions have for ages shaped out the outlook of the planet and the future of everything in it that is ... Read More »

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