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THE MIDDLE EAST’S COMING WAR

In the early hours of Saturday morning, the Middle East was on the brink of yet another war. During the night, according to my high-ranking sources, Israel’s intelligence services had been tracking an Iranian drone that was launched by the Quds division of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from the Tiyas air base in central Syria. A minute and ... Read More »

2017 in REVIEW (INTERNATIONAL)

Jan 02: India successfully test-fired its Agni-IV intercontinental ballistic missile. Jan 06: Veteran actor Om Puri died. Jan 20: Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Jan 29: Iran tested a new ballistic missile, the Khorramshahr, having a range of 1,000 kilometers. Feb 17: Scientists found that New Zealand sits atop a previously unknown ... Read More »

2017 in REVIEW (NATIONAL)

Jan 04: A distinguished classical singer belonging to the Patiala Gharana of classical music, Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, died. Jan 05: Younis Khan became the first batsman to score Test hundreds against 11 countries. Jan 09: Pakistan attained the credible ‘second strike capability’ as it successfully test-fired nuclear capable submarine-launched cruise missile (SLCM) Babur-III. Jan 11: Governor Sindh Justice (Retd.) ... Read More »

Can globalization and nationalism co-exist in the long run

1. Introduction 2. Globalization and its different colours a. Globalization in political field b. Globalization in economic field c. Globalization in social field d. Globalization in cultural field 3. Nationalism: meaning and ingredients a. Different definitions b. Different ingredients 4. Fields where globalization and nationalism can always co-exist a. Sharing of democratic norms and values b. Globalized struggle for fundamental ... Read More »

Relevance of OIC in Global Political Scenario and its Role in Promoting Interests of the Muslim World (PMS-2017)

1. Introduction 2. History and structure of OIC a. Creation of OIC b. Major objectives c. Organizational structure 3. Relevance of OIC in present global scenario a. Successful role of many organizations e.g. ASEAN, SCO, NATO. b. Unresolved political issues of Muslim states c. Ongoing war on terror in Muslim countries d. Abysmal economic and social conditions in Muslim states ... Read More »

3rd JWT Essay Competition 2nd Position Essay

By: Dr Ayesha Khan Is Populism Threatening the Liberal World Order? OUTLINE 1. Introduction “The roots of the once unchallengeable liberal world order are being shaken; populism has emerged to counter this world order.” What in populism? 2. Rising populism A threat to the liberal world order: 2.1 Trump’s election 2.2 Brexit 2.3 Massive number of votes to AfD in ... Read More »

Indus Waters Treaty: don’t lose the game

India and Pakistan have reached an impasse over issues of the Kishenganga and Ratle power plants. Their last meeting in the “good offices” of the World Bank last August and September yielded no progress and there has been no movement on the Indus Waters Treaty since. There are two opposing points of view regarding the forum to resolve concerns regarding ... Read More »

Towards 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 lives and works legally. But a desperate minority is putting their lives at risk to enter countries where they ... Read More »