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Sports Diplomacy and the Trump-Kim Parley

Sports Diplomacy and the Trump-Kim Parley

Efforts Afoot to Solve the Korean Problem The year 2017 witnessed an unprecedented downward trajectory in US-North Korea relations. The successful conduct of the sixth, and the most powerful, nuclear test ever by North Korea, the test-firing of a slew of ballistic missiles including IBMs (Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles) that can carry nuclear warhead to the US mainland, exchange of naked …

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Breaking the Taboo on CHILD ABUSE

Breaking the Taboo on CHILD ABUSE

Rape is Never the Victim’s Fault! Children are vulnerable to sexual abuse all over the world. In Pakistan, the dynamics that make them vulnerable are twofold: impunity for perpetrators, which is reflective of the overall weak and easy-to-be-manipulated criminal justice system compounded by low priority given to crimes of this nature by authorities and the taboos around issues related to …

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The Curse of divorce

The Curse of divorce

A burning issue that must be addressed immediately Pakistan is a country where marriage is considered sacred, due to the religion of choice, which is Islam. Islam teaches Muslims to not opt for the way of divorce and work to rebuild the relation between husband and wife. However, the increasing rate of divorces in Pakistan is an alarming trend. With …

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Military and Politics in Pakistan

Military and Politics in Pakistan

Military is a formidable political actor in Pakistan, capable of influencing the nature and direction of political change. Pakistan’s reins have effectively been in the hands of the army for more than thirty-eight years since the country’s independence in 1947. Besides, it dominated the political system behind the scenes for more than two decades. Hence, there were only few intermittent …

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The Afghanistan Tinderbox

The Afghanistan Tinderbox

Political and Security Situation in Afghanistan Afghanistan is facing 5the worst political and security situation since the instalment of new regime after the ouster of Taliban from power in Afghanistan. Currently, the political tensions between the Ashraf Ghani administration and Atta Mohammad Noor over the governorship of the Balkh Province and the recent security incidents in the country have increased …

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World’s Flashpoints

World's Flashpoints

The Hawks again Stalk the Doves While making his New Year’s resolution for 2018, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, came up with a message to the world: “When I took office one year ago, I appealed for 2017 to be a year for peace. Unfortunately – in fundamental ways, the world has gone in reverse. On New …

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Kashmir Issue

Kashmir Issue

A Summary “The history of liberty is a history of resistance.”(Former US President Woodrow Wilson) Location Located in the heart of Asia, with historical links to both South and Central Asia, Kashmir shares borders with India, Pakistan, China, Afghanistan and with a small stripe of 27 miles with Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. It is the only nation in the world which …

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Time & Work

Time and work

1. A completes a work in 12 days whereas B completes the same work in 24 days. If both A and B work together, the work will be completed in ______. (a) 6 days         (b) 8 days (c) 10 days       (d) 12 days 2. If 4 men can colour 48m cloth in 2 days, 6 …

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The New Russo-Chinese Great Game and Future of Eurasia

The New Russo-Chinese Great Game and Future of Eurasia

Influential theories and ideals have shaped global politics in different ways. Mackinder’s Heartland theory, which transformed the fate of Central Asia, is one of them. After igniting Great Game between Russia and the United Kingdom, the idea of Eurasian landmass as the heartland of the world ultimately resulted in Second World War owing mainly to Hitler’s quest for lebensraum in …

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Donald Trump and International Law

Donald Trump and International Law

Is the US being isolated? Ever since the dawn of human civilization, the fierce competition and armed confrontations over limited natural and human resources have been the indispensable part of efforts for the advancement of material wellbeing. These wars and armed clashes caused irreparable material and human losses and these horrible consequences forced the humanity to seek peaceful resolution of …

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