Breaking News
Home » Author Archives: JWT Desk

Author Archives: JWT Desk

The Federal Budget 2019-20

budget_at_a_glance

The Federal Budget 2019-20 Rarely if ever, except perhaps during the initial years after our independence in 1947, has Pakistan faced such dire economic straits as those that confront it today. Consequently, the template of the federal budget was cast by the IMF programme terms that the country recently agreed with the Fund at the staff-level and has duly complied ... Read More »

European Elections

nationalism-in-europe-01-new

European Elections Young people chose Europe! The European Parliament elections are over, with the liberal wing sighing with relief, while the right wingers can smugly point to the increase to 25% of representation in the world’s second largest democratically-elected parliament. The good news is that the elections gained something of a new momentum. Since its first-ever direct elections in 1979, ... Read More »

Second Belt and Road Forum

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan arrives to attend a welcoming banquet for the Belt and Road Forum hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, April 26, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Pool

Second Belt and Road Forum Key Takeaways Magazine Desk The second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation was held in Beijing from April 25 to 27 under the theme “Belt and Road Cooperation: Shaping a Brighter Shared Future”. The forum consisted of the opening ceremony, the Leaders’ Roundtable, the high-level meeting, 12 thematic forums and a CEO conference. 40 ... Read More »

How Least Developed Countries can become leaders in tackling climate change

niger-201609-sheridan--011-2_1

How Least Developed Countries can become leaders in tackling climate change The group of Least Developed Countries (LDC) has been negotiating under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for many years and has continuously taken leadership roles at key points. For example, the push for and successful inclusion (against great odds) of the long-term global temperature goal of ... Read More »

In Conversation with Ayaz Hussain (PSP) 45th in Pakistan, CSS 2017-18

59963178_2401032606609789_1276500216362565632_n

In Conversation with Ayaz Hussain (PSP) 45th in Pakistan, CSS 2017-18 Catch line: JWT provides fundamental knowledge for Current Affairs, Pakistan Affairs and even for Islamiat in accordance with the needs of all competitive examinations. Jahangir’s World Times (JWT): First of all, please tell us about your educational background? Ayaz Hussain (AH): After matriculation, I did my intermediate from Government ... Read More »

US-Iran Tension

a4b35883-c36a-485d-a466-e5dfc8455694-225215_600

US-Iran Tensions Magazine Desk American officials have suddenly raised the stakes in the long-simmering tensions between the United States and Iran, pointing to new intelligence that they say suggests an imminent threat to American interests in the Middle East. Although the potential for armed conflict between the two countries has loomed since the Islamic Revolution, the recent American assertion that ... Read More »

Donald Trump and the Weaponization of International Trade

trump-king1

Donald Trump and the Weaponization of International Trade The Liberal World Order under Threat Magazine Desk Trade policies of Trump administration are causing more problems than they solve as they treat friends like adversaries, thereby weakening alliances. They are further complicating an already fragile US-China relationship. By discarding the current multilateral system in favour of a bilateral approach, the Trump ... Read More »

US-China Trade War

1_x5YGHNN9temBq7oGQv-haQ

US-China Trade War A dangerous game is on! Magazine Desk During the US-China trade talks in Washington D.C., Chinese and American trade negotiators could not reach a truce. Later, on May 10th, the United States carried through on its threat to ratchet up tariffs on Chinese goods. China vowed to retaliate and impose similar tariffs on American goods. So, the ... Read More »

The NEW GREAT GAME

2015_Summit_of_the_Shanghai_Cooperation_Organization_03

Of key players in The NEW GREAT GAME Abdul Rasool Syed With the collapse of Soviet Union back in 1991, the great game that began between the Russian and the British Empire, and culminated in the fight for dominance over Afghanistan, came to an end. This, however, created a power vacuum in the Central Asian region that rich in with ... Read More »

Public Diplomacy

https___s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com_psh-ex-ftnikkei-3937bb4_images_2_1_9_9_10139912-12-eng-GB_1025N_China-CP-photo-from-page-1-banner

China’s Newest Charm Offensive Since its creation by Joshua Kurlantzick in 2007, the term ‘charm offensive’ has emerged in the study of International Relations as a reference to China’s use of soft power to augment its global status and image. While the idea of China charming the world with its economic and cultural prowess has not changed too much, the ... Read More »