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Plans for Redrawing the Middle East

Middle East

Overlapping of Anglo-American-Israeli Agenda The term “New Middle East” was introduced to the world in June 2006 in Tel Aviv by the then US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice who coined it as a replacement of the older and more imposing term: the “Greater Middle East.” This shift in foreign policy phraseology coincided with the inauguration of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) …

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A New Nuclear Arms Race Has Begun

A New Nuclear Arms Race Has Begun

Over 30 years ago, President Ronald Reagan and I signed in Washington the US-Soviet Treaty on the elimination of intermediate- and shorter-range missiles. For the first time in history, two classes of nuclear weapons were to be eliminated and destroyed. This was the first step. It was followed in 1991 by the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), which the Soviet …

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End of the Landmark INF Treaty

INF Treaty

A new Cold War in the offing?  On October 20, President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, announced that he would withdraw his country from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Trump’s sudden decision follows a years-long US-Russian dispute about whether Moscow has developed and deployed a prohibited missile, known by its apparent Russian designation 9M729. President Trump …

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The Crumbling World Order and the United Nations

The Crumbling World Order and the United Nations

We are witnessing the crumbling of the world order and we have grown accustomed to it. Surprisingly, it is not an ascending power that is rocking the status quo but the global leader, i.e. the United States, itself. And, if the very country that had been its main pillar is now willing to let that order collapse, the rest can …

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Letters to the Editor (December 2018)

Letters to the Editor

Education: The Key to Success Education is a blessing of Allah Almighty. There are hundreds of thousands of people who have thirst of Education. Education is valuable in so many ways and it gives awareness to the people, helps them to think for their better life, guides the uneducated individuals to leave nonsense habits, helps them think with a broader …

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Honeymoon Over, Reality Sets In! (Editorial December 2018)

Honeymoon Over, Reality Sets In

“Starting over can be challenging, but also it can be a great opportunity to do things differently.” — Catherine Pulsifer A lot of hullabaloo by opposition, much-hyped austerity drive, euphoria over 5 million homes and 10 million new jobs, slogans of strict accountability, economic upheaval, plummeting of stock exchange, rupee in a freefall, judicial activism, TLP’s sit-in that brought the …

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National & International MCQs (Sep-Oct 2018)

National & International MCQs

NATIONAL 1. On Sep 16, British Pakistani boxer______ became the first boxer with type-one diabetes to win a professional fight. (a) Mahmood Khan       (b) Atif Khan (c) Jamal Khattak          (d) Muhammad Ali 2. The topic of the short story that won Zahra Hussain the first prize in an essay competition organized by the British …

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World in Focus (Sep-Oct 2018)

World in Focus

NATIONAL  Sep 16: British Pakistani boxer Muhammad Ali made history when he became the first boxer with type-one diabetes to win a professional fight. He defeated Andrej Cepur. Sep 16: Competing with 12,000 other contestants, a Pakistani student Zahra Hussain won an essay competition organized by the British Royal Commonwealth Society. She wrote on the topic ‘Hues of Red’. It …

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Introduction to International Political Economy

International Political Economy

By David Balaam & Bradford Dillman In the book titled “Introduction to International Political Economy” (IPE), the authors – David Balaam and Bradford Dillman – analyze a number of complex issues of international and global economies in a comprehensive way. The book is structured into five parts representing a completed entity both from the theoretical and practical viewpoints. In the …

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WORLD WAR I

WORLD WAR I

Introduction The First World War (WWI) was a global war centered in Europe. Breaking out on 28th July 1914, with the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his pregnant wife Sophie, the war spanned exactly four years, three months and 14 days and ended on 11th November 1918. Including almost all the big powers of the world, …

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