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Aggression Versus Terrorism

Aggression Versus Terrorism

Applying International Law to Pulwama Conspectus From an etymological viewpoint, all abstract concepts are equal. This, however, may not be true in the real world of India-Pakistan relations where two concepts of terrorism and aggression compete for primacy. While the concept of the latter is an ancient construct of world order that has been part and parcel of all the …

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India’s Mission Shakti

India's Mission Shakti

Space is the new war arena History repeated itself once again on March 27 as India’s so-called civil space programme ended up being a military one, like its nuclear programme had. India shot down one of its low-orbit satellites – dubbed ‘Mission Shakti’ – in a nod to the 1998 series of nuclear weapons tests called  “Operation Shakti”. Ironically, Indian …

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The Age of Massive Global Changes

The Age of Massive Global Changes

By: Munir-uz-Zaman Fundamental changes are taking place in the international system at a rapid pace. In fact, past 20 years have seen more changes than in the previous 200 years of world history. These changes are all-encompassing and span many spectra, including geostrategic, political, economic and societal. A significant change is taking place in the geo-strategic space; we are witnessing …

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ISLAMOPHOBIA

ISLAMOPHOBIA

By: Abdul Rasool Syed  An Ages-old, Smouldering Volcano  The blatant display of savagery by the assailant in the Christchurch attack that claimed precious lives of fifty peaceful Muslims engaged in worship at mosque is the latest reminder of Islamophobia that is surging exponentially in the West. Islamophobia is not a novel phenomenon; it has existed for over a long period …

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Deal of the Century

Deal of the Century

For Whom? After President Obama’s Middle East policies ended in disappointment, the policies of the incumbent US president Donald J. Trump have further aggravated the situation. Trump’s “Deal of the Century,” a back-channel US Middle East peace plan, has been the talk of the town for quite some time now. This deal would, reportedly, allow Israel to annex large settlement …

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Humanity Looks to Unity in Crisis

Humanity Looks to Unity in Crisis

Some Thoughts on Massacre of Muslim Worshippers in Christchurch “And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a …

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Letters to the Editor (May 2019)

Letters to the Editor (May 2019)

PUBG: THE KILLER GAME Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), made by South Korean firm Bluehole Inc, is a popular online game that different people, even students, are involved in nowadays. This game makes students lazy because it has been created in such a way that people are readily attracted towards it. In PUBG, 100 people are there in an island where …

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Proposed Civil Service Reforms (Editorial May 2019)

Proposed Civil Service Reforms (Editorial May 2019)

A step in the right direction, but prudence is needed he matter of civil service reforms is again the talk of the town. Some informed insiders have confirmed to this publication that the government intends to thoroughly overhaul the civil service structure. It is because there is a strong perception – and perhaps a perfectly justified one – that the …

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National & International MCQs (Feb-March 2019)

MCQs

National 1. Akhtar Hussain Langove of ______ is the current chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in Balochistan provincial assembly. (a) BNP-M                 (b) BAP (c) JUI-F                       (d) PTI 2. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman arrived in Islamabad on his first official …

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World in Focus (Feb-March 2019)

World in Focus (Feb-March 2019)

National Feb 16: Sarah Mahboob easily won the SN Ladies National Tennis, beating Sara Mansoor in final. Feb 16: Members of the Balochistan Assembly unanimously nominated Akhtar Hussain Langove of the Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) as chairman of the provincial Public Accounts Committee (PAC). Feb 17: In the aftermath of the Pulwama incident, India raised the customs duty to 200% …

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