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FAKE NEWS & THE POST-TRUTH WORLD, How to avoid the anathema

“We ought to be suspicious of persuasive speakers and the appeal to emotions.”— Plato The rise of ‘fake news’ sites, internet filter bubbles, and the ever-increasing polarisation of society have given rise to the idea that we are living in a ‘post-truth’ world. Post-truth is what dominates the current political and cultural conversations. Facts are up for dispute, even if ... Read More »

Civil Society Organizations

There has been a dramatic expansion in the size, scope, and capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) around the globe over the past decade. This unprecedented growth has been spurred by the process of globalization and the expansion of democratic governance, telecommunications, and economic integration. CSOs have also become important actors for delivery of social services and implementation of other ... Read More »

Kashmir versus the United Nations, Change in Kashmir’s demography and the world body’s ostrich approach

Excessive military presence in public spaces, a rigid approach adopted by the ruling power in India and, most importantly, the grave human rights violations in the aftermath of the killing of Burhan Muzaffar Wani have increased home-grown militancy and radicalization among the Kashmiri population. Educated Kahmiri youths, who don’t even know how to use arms, are standing up for a ... Read More »

Hurdles in our way to becoming, A Truly Independent State

Pakistan gained independence in 1947. Born as an inherently weak state with meagre means of survival, the country was anticipated, by some of its opponents, to dissolve within six months of its creation. Yet, Pakistan not only survived as an independent state, it progressed too. However, one wonders if, after seven decades of independence, Pakistan can be called ‘a truly ... Read More »

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Geostrategic Connotations

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a project pregnant and brimming with immense geopolitical and geo-economic dimensions, has even deeper geo-strategic connotations. It has already set forth a massive upheaval in the dynamics of the Af-Pak and South-Central Asian regions and portends even starker ramifications for the Indian Ocean/Arabian Sea region as well. The United States, under President Donald Trump, is still ... Read More »

WORLD POPULATION DAY, World population poised to reach 9.8 billion by 2050

World Population Day (WPD) is observed on the 11th of July every year. Governments, NGOs, educational institutions and media houses across the world observe this day as a national and global cause to highlight the seriousness of the issue of population growth and to educate people in this regard. It is pertinent to mention here that the other world days ... Read More »

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 »