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The Age of Massive Global Changes

The Age of Massive Global Changes

By: Munir-uz-Zaman Fundamental changes are taking place in the international system at a rapid pace. In fact, past 20 years have seen more changes than in the previous 200 years of world history. These changes are all-encompassing and span many spectra, including geostrategic, political, economic and societal. A significant change is taking place in the geo-strategic space; we are witnessing …

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ISLAMOPHOBIA

ISLAMOPHOBIA

By: Abdul Rasool Syed  An Ages-old, Smouldering Volcano  The blatant display of savagery by the assailant in the Christchurch attack that claimed precious lives of fifty peaceful Muslims engaged in worship at mosque is the latest reminder of Islamophobia that is surging exponentially in the West. Islamophobia is not a novel phenomenon; it has existed for over a long period …

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Obituary Prof. Stanley Wolpert

Obituary Prof. Stanley Wolpert

By: Manzoor Qureshi A dedicated teacher, a renowned historian and a prolific author Renowned American historian of South Asia and an excellent biographer of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah Prof. Stanley Wolpert passed away on February 19. In his long career as an author, teacher and political commentator, Prof. Wolpert published 15 books, including four novels, but the one that made …

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The Art of Parenting

The Art of Parenting

By: Laiba Muhammad Aamir Before 17th century, the society was almost completely patriarchal. It was way too simple. Homes would be run only by male members while the female members performed only the job of obedience. Since then, a lot of advancement came and the simple society gradually became a complex one. Freedom became the most prominent shout-out of this era …

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The Growing Problem of SMARTPHONE ADDICTION

The Growing Problem of SMARTPHONE ADDICTION

By: Zafarullah Saroya Put down your mobile phone, please? Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, career or economic status, technology is overtaking our daily lives with every passing day. Phones, computers, tablets and other high tech devices have become not just an object, but for many a best friend. We rely on it to do everything from checking bank balances to …

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Top 5 Countries That Ditched Their Military Forces

Top 5 Countries That Ditched Their Military Forces

By: Zafrullah Saroya Federated States of Micronesia Leading up to World War II, the Federated States of Micronesia was under Japanese control, which explains why Micronesia became the site of some of the most fearsome battles ever fought in the South Pacific. After the war, the region became part of the United Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, beginning …

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Pakistan’s Nuclear Use Doctrine, An ambiguity prevails

Pakistan's Nuclear Use Doctrine, An ambiguity prevails

By: Asfand Yar Bhutto An overview of Pakistan’s Nuclear Use Doctrine Since the start of its nuclear weapons programme, particularly nuclear tests of May 1998, Pakistan has not come up officially with its nuclear use doctrine. However, No First Use (NFU) policy has remained deeply rooted in its nuclear deterrence assumptions with the objective to make the deterrence more credible …

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On the Verge of War

On the Verge of War

By: Asad Hussain Sanity is the first victim in India-Pakistan Standoff Amidst intense warmongering from the Indian side, the ongoing dangerous standoff between the two hostile nuclear neighbours, Pakistan and India, may lead the world to an unimaginable catastrophe. In order to ascertain as to how we reached here, it is quintessential to understand the background to this critical juncture. …

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Why Pakistan Needs a New Forest Policy

Why Pakistan Needs a New Forest Policy

By: Ifrah Shaukat  Although objectives and scope of forest management diversified and extended before the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), its main objective remained merely timber production. Local communities, indigenous peoples and, most importantly, international NGOs speak out to record their concerns regarding a very narrow definition of forestry. Since then, these voices have managed, somehow, to …

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In Quest for SMART POWER

In Quest for SMART POWER

Abdul Rasool Syed The Means to Success in World Politics Kudos to Pakistan Armed Forces, exclusively to Pakistan Air Force, for shooting down two Indian jets that violated Pakistani airspace! It was, for sure, an exemplary display of hard power that Pakistan has earned through the indefatigable industry and selfless devotion of its armed forces which they cherish for the …

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