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June 2018

Celebrations in Jerusalem, Slaughter in Gaza

Celebrations in Jerusalem, Slaughter in Gaza

The fading hopes for peace in the Middle East  Israel frequently claims its ‘right’ to exist. In fact, states do not exist by right and neither do they have a right to exist. They continue to exist because they have a strong army, capable of taking land and imposing their rule on the native population. They exist because they have …

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The End of Iran Nuclear Deal

The End of Iran Nuclear Deal

Days before the May 12 deadline, President Donald Trump has withdrawn the United States from the multilateral Iran Nuclear Deal, also referred to as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), with an objective to find a different method of dealing with the so-called Iranian threat to the Middle East. The Trump administration has announced that “the highest level of economic …

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SYRIA Attacks and International Law

SYRIA Attacks and International Law

Emergence of a new norm that justifies the use of force When Donald Trump ordered air strikes against Syria in April 2017, it was the first – and to date only – action of his administration that attracted widespread support, garnering positive responses even from critics. But, this praise and support for Trump was all the more surprising especially because …

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Letters to the Editor (June 2018)

Letters to the Editor (June 2018)

The End of JCPOA Basically, Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), widely known as the Iran Nuclear Deal, was signed and ratified between the P5+1 and Iran in 2015. The main purpose of the deal was to limit the size of stockpile of enriched uranium which is used to make nuclear weapons. Interestingly, the deal was named a peaceful agreement …

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A Balance Sheet of the PML-N Government (Editorial June 2018)

A Balance Sheet of the PML-N Government (Editorial June 2018)

After the 2013 general elections, Pakistan witnessed a historic turn of events. With a resounding victory in the polls, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) emerged as the majority party and formed the government with Mian Nawaz Sharif as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. His swearing-in earned him a unique honour: he became the first person elected as country’s chief executive for …

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