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5 things to know about the Decline of Human Rights

5 things to know about the Decline of Human Rights

The most conspicuous headlines of the year 2016 were those related to political turmoil, violent conflicts and escalating human rights abuses across the globe. International agencies and human rights NGOs are increasingly warning of a looming decline in human rights globally particularly as a result of humanitarian crises across the Middle East and Africa, and a soaring populist nationalism in …

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Looking Ahead for Afghanistan, 8 key issues that decide country’s future

8 key issues that decide Afghanistan future

The year 2016 has been one of tumult and turmoil for Afghanistan. The Afghan government like the previous year i.e. 2015, kept grappling with multiple challenges the most daunting among them being the increasing terrorism incidents and futile efforts to find negotiated settlement to the country’s lingering crisis. The ongoing militancy in Afghanistan has claimed countless lives including those of …

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New US Administration and Iran Nuclear Deal

New US Administration and Iran Nuclear Deal

Donald Trump’s inauguration speech on January 20 repeated the disruptive message of his election as US president. It was a call of defiance against the political and media mainstream in the USA, which also rattled the political and business elites in many European countries. The Trump administration wants good relations with other powers, but it will pursue US political and …

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Future Course of China’s Foreign Policy, Amity, sincerity, mutual benefit and inclusiveness

Future Course of Chinas Foreign Policy

The phenomenon of globalisation has entered a new era and China is a country that will play a pivotal and leading role in the process. In the recent years, China has continued to participate in and promote the international affairs. In particular, the 2016 G20 Hangzhou Summit hosted by China had concluded 29 achievements, which significantly boosted China’s influence and …

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Trump’s Immigrant & Refugee Ban, International implications of a frightfully arbitrary act

Trumps Immigrant and Refugee Ban

Following his campaign promise to curtail immigration from Muslim countries, the US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on January 27 by which he barred citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – from entering the US for at least the next 90 days. The executive order puts a bar on all …

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Artificial Intelligence & Modern Warfare, Where technology will lead us?

Artificial Intelligence & Modern Warfare

The growing use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – commonly known as drones – in both military and commercial settings, has ensued in a debate as to whether it is moral and ethical to use machines and robots to take lives of humans or should there be an outright ban on the ‘killer robots’. Since these machines (flying or otherwise) …

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‘De-Globalisation’ OR ‘Re-Globalisation’?

De-Globalisation

Globalisation is under attack these days from all quarters. The headlines before, during, and after the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos scream with indignation: globalization is bad, the world is divided, and trust in leaders is plummeting. None of this should surprise us, though as the referendum in the United Kingdom and the Presidential election in …

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Donald Trump vs the World, The globalism of the one percent

Donald Trump vs the World

Donald Trump is a worldly fellow. He travels the globe on his private jet. His fortune depends in large part on the global economy. He has business interests in nearly two-dozen countries on four continents. Just as wealthy Americans often slight the role the domestic infrastructure has played in the making of their fortunes, Trump routinely disregards how much his …

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Transnational Terrorism, Analysing the greatest threat to global security

Transnational Terrorism

Globalisation has brought with it not only unprecedented opportunities and progress in human development but also greater risks. Events in one economy can quickly spiral to others and the same can be said of social, cultural and political events. One theme that is relatively unexplored yet is how terrorism has evolved in the era of globalisation. Rather like the way …

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America’s Decline and the Future of Humanity

Americas Decline and the Future of Humanity

Assessing the impacts of America’s growing isolation The present generation of young people as well as the generations to come will face some really hard, demanding problems that have never arisen in the 200,000 years of human history. Although looking at the turmoil and chaos in the world today, particularly the growing climatic changes, the rise of ISIS, Russia-US tensions, …

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