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The Geopolitics of the Ukraine Crisis

The Geopolitics of the Ukraine Crisis

Ukraine has recently experienced the most dramatic days in European history since the fall of the communist regimes. After unprecedented violence in the streets of Kiev, the situation is still uncertain. President Viktor Yanukovich has left behind him a power vacuum that will potentially reshape the balance of power in the region between Russia and the European Union.

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The Greatest Threat to World Peace

The Greatest Threat to World Peace 1

The United States polls higher than Pakistan, Iran and China as a perceived menace to peace. As the year 2013 drew to an end, the BBC reported on the results of the WIN/Gallup International poll on the question: “Which country do you think is the greatest threat to peace in the world today?”

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Exclusive Interview with Dr Mira Phailbus

Dr Mira Phailbus

Dr Mira Phailbus Sitara-e-Imtiaz Punjab Ombudsperson Against Harassment of Women at Workplace “Numerous working women in public and private sector are still oblivious of their due rights”

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No Dadagiri in World Cricket

No Dadagiri in World Cricket

This is unbelievable! Through a surreptitious manoeuver, the world’s three most influential cricketing countries have managed to divide the world cricket on the basis of money-making clout and credentials.

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World in Focus (Dec 2013 – Jan 2014)

World in Focus ( Nov - Dec 2017 )

News from National & International Press National Dec 16: The National Assembly passed a resolution voicing concerns over the hanging of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah for aiding the Pakistan Army in the 1971 war. Dec 16: Islamabad High Court suspended the sacking of Chaudhry Rashid Ahmed, Chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority. Dec 17: Samina Baig …

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Expected Questions for CSS – 2014

Expected Questions for CSS - 2014

Essays 1.   Energy crisis in Pakistan: causes and consequences 2.   A critical analysis of education systems in Pakistan 3.   Democracy is a culture rather than a process. 4.   Not economy but politics is a key to success 5.   Dialogue is the best course to combat terrorism 6.   Social and economic securities for women in Islam 7.   Without good communication skills, …

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Shale Energy Now

Shale Energy Now

Shale oil (light tight oil) is rapidly emerging as a significant and relatively low-cost new unconventional resource in many countries.

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The Future of OPEC

The Future of OPEC

OPEC was organized in the early 1960s by Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait and Venezuela with the primary goal of unifying the five countries’ oil export policies. The five countries certainly possessed that power when the cartel was initially formed, and while the cartel still produces about 40% of the world’s oil, OPEC’s dominance has declined over the years.

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Good Governance by Participation

Good Governance by Participation

There is a huge difference between government and the governance; the former is a physical entity while the latter is qualitative and normative in nature. There can be a government but what determines its efficacy and effectiveness in improving the lives of its citizens is its governance.

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Empowering the Provinces & Local Communities

Empowering the Provinces & Local Communities

There is a consensus among development thinkers that development helps to bring government closer to the people.

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