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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 ... Read More »

THE UNITED NATIONS Failures, Snags and Reforms

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By: Abdul Rasool Syed Ensuring peace has been a primordial and universal aspiration of the mankind inhabiting the globe. The enlightened people, groups and nations have, from time to time, taken various initiatives in this respect. The urgency to establish an international organization for building peace was vehemently felt for the first time after the catastrophic events of the two ... Read More »

WORLD PEACE CANNOT BE ACHIEVED WITH AN OUTDATED UNITED NATIONS

WORLD PEACE CANNOT BE ACHIEVED WITH AN OUTDATED UNITED NATIONS

By: Asadullah Khokhar Since time immemorial, the humankind has been coveting for peace. All religions, philosophies and civilizations have praised the virtues of peace and have strove for its attainment. The abhorrent ugliness of war and violence compels the suffering humanity, from time to time, to reflect and make concerted efforts to restoring peace. So, harbouring this desire of a ... Read More »

NON-FICTION: THE ECONOMIC GROWTH OF ASIA

THE ECONOMIC GROWTH OF ASIA

By: Safiya Aftab Students of economic history would be interested in this exhaustive account of the workings of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) since its inception 50 years ago. Written by Australian economist Peter McCawley, who has served on the bank’s board of directors, Banking on the Future of Asia and the Pacific: 50 Years of the Asian Development Bank ... Read More »

In our foreign affairs, as in our domestic life, truth hurts

In our foreign affairs, as in our domestic life, truth hurts

Though most of the people won’t have come across a chance to see a chameleon, they would, surely, have some idea of it. It’s a great species in that it upskills humans to make them learn some basic instincts of survival. According to biologists, the key behind chameleon’s survival rests in its amazing ability to fade into background and disappear. ... Read More »

Why the US won’t attack North Korea, An analysis of the biggest five reasons

Why the US won't attack North Korea, An analysis of the biggest five reasons

Washington’s recent doubling down on aggressive military posturing has led to wide speculation that Pyongyang could be the next target for unilateral action. Even though the administration has indicated that military option is among the options under review, there are many signs that North Korea is not Syria – as military action against the former carries far greater risks. 1. ... Read More »

How North Korea Managed to Defy Years of Sanctions

How North Korea Managed to Defy Years of Sanctions

By: JANE PERLEZ, YUFAN HUANG & PAUL MOZUR DANDONG, China — As the end of the fashion season approached, and the suits and dresses arrived in her company’s warehouses here in the Chinese border town of Dandong, the accountant crammed about $100,000 into a backpack, then boarded a rickety train with several co-workers. She asked to be identified only by ... Read More »

Do Human Rights Matter? Particularity vs Universality

Do Human Rights Matter

In the post-Cold War world, especially after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the collapse of the Soviet Union, it was expected that the situation regarding the universal human rights would improve. However, very sadly, this has not happened. At present, the world is weeping, not celebrating. More and more people are suddenly realising we can no longer afford ... Read More »

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

Third world countries lag far behind their counterparts in the developed world in terms of development primarily because of directionlessness and shortsightedness in the realm of policy formulation. In these countries, the development policies are, unfortunately, marred by a myopic thinking of getting re-elected just to stay in power; thus, true meanings of development are lost in the process. This ... Read More »

World’s Next Top Diplomat ANTÓNIO GUTERRES, The New Secretary General of the United Nations

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In an era rocked by terrorist attacks, a massive refugee crisis, and ongoing political upheavals, António Guterres has become the world’s top diplomat, Secretary General of the United Nations. Encouraged by more than 13 countries and discouraged by none, Mr Guterres is the first former head of government to become UN chief. Mr Guterres’s nomination initially caught the international community ... Read More »