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America’s Gun Culture

America's Gun Culture

It’s beyond debate that the shootings outside the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas will go into the history books as the largest mass shooting in modern US history, with at least 59 dead and more than 500 wounded. What’s also indisputable is that this shooting – like the Pulse nightclub shooting before it and Newtown before that and Columbine …

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THE INTERNATIONAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL LEGAL DEBATES

THE INTERNATIONAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL LEGAL DEBATES

This part of the debate proposes to discuss the much highlighted, but under-researched applicability of the international law to Myanmar crisis where Rohingya Muslims are being persecuted. The constitutional and international law perspectives have been briefly discussed from Pakistan’s viewpoint. 3. Pakistan-Myanmar: Applying the Int’l Law The media in Pakistan are inundated with material related to the persecution of Muslims …

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Evolving Sino-Russian Cooperation in Syria

Evolving Sino-Russian Cooperation in Syria

Looking at the global political landscape over the recent months, two trends are becoming more apparent. The infamous military and economic power at America’s disposal is declining, whereas in the multipolar field, acceleration has occurred in the creation of a series of infrastructures, mechanisms and procedures to contain and limit the negative effects of America’s declining unipolar moment. One of …

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Growing Discontent with Globalization, The Case for Open Markets

Growing Discontent with Globalization, The Case for Open Markets

Comparative advantage is the main force driving international trade: countries open to trade would export what they are comparatively “good” at producing, and import what they are comparatively “bad” at producing. “Good” and “bad” refer to production costs, which, in competitive markets, define prices to consumers. Economists argue that international trade makes countries, in the aggregate, better off; through imports, …

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China’s New Silk Road Diplomacy, Heading towards a reality through Belt & Road Initiative (BRI)

China's New Silk Road Diplomacy, Heading towards a reality through Belt & Road Initiative (BRI)

“If you want to get rich, build a road first.” — Chinese Proverb China’s New Silk Road (NSR) diplomacy came up with its revolutionary idea of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). It aims at refurbishing the conventional relations of Old Silk Road under “Silk Road Spirit” into the new narratives of NSR i.e. pipelines, roads, railways and maritime linkages like …

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China’s Leadership, Reshuffle and Xi’s New Era

China's Leadership, Reshuffle and Xi's New Era

A man whose name was largely unknown outside of China just a few years ago has become the rising Asian giant’s most powerful leader in decades. Chinese President Xi Jinping, now officially recognized as the supreme leader and the ‘core’ of the Communist Party of China, controls more power and authority than almost all of his modern predecessors. Since he …

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XI JINPING’s SPEECH, FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

XI JINPING's SPEECH, FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

1. Xi wants China to rise on the global stage Xi made several pointed comments directed at the US president, casting himself as an anti-Donald Trump by denouncing isolationism and championing cooperation among nations. “No country can retreat to their own island, we live in a shared world and face a shared destiny,” he said, making at least one indirect …

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Chinese Communist Party

Chinese Communist Party

An Explainer Every five years, the eyes of the world turn to China as the ruling Communist Party holds its congress. The event determines who will lead the Party. Those people will go on to lead the 1.3 billion people of China and helm the world’s second largest economy. In this context, China’s top officials gathered at the Great Hall …

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Lessons From The GULF CRISIS

Lessons From The GULF CRISIS

The Gulf crisis, which was provoked by the United States and escalated with the blockade of Qatar by four countries led by Saudi Arabia in June, has undergone quite a bit of change since its beginning. It remains unsolved, and an immediate solution should not be expected, either. Multiple parties with different demands are involved in the problem, which has …

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The Unending Plight of the ROHINGYA, Is there any solace for the world’s most  persecuted minority?

The Unending Plight of the ROHINGYA, Is there any solace for the world's most  persecuted minority?

“The grievances and unresolved plight of the Rohingya have festered for far too long and are becoming an undeniable factor in regional destabilization … The authorities in Myanmar must take determined action to put an end to this vicious cycle of violence and to provide security and assistance to all those in need.” António Guterres  Secretary General of the United Nations …

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