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US-China Trade War and Future of Globalization

US-China Trade War and Future of Globalization Political pressures could once again effect a rollback The verdict of history is that the trade war that’s now raging between the United States and China will lead to no good — with consequences that could go well beyond trade and threaten the world’s geopolitical and economic stability. How this plays out is …

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Pakistan’s Prison Class System

Pakistan’s Prison Class System What makes the better class so important and how is it allotted? The recent accountability drive has seen a number of high-profile prisoners — including former president, Asif Ali Zardari, and former prime minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi — demanding that they be provided better class facilities in jail. However, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government in its latest …

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The Quandary of a No-Deal Brexit

The Quandary of a No-Deal Brexit Mahmudur Rahman The British prime minister faces many challenges as the deadline for Brexit comes near When Boris Johnson became prime minister, he did so on the platform that, come what may October 31, Britain would exit the European Union, deal or no-deal. Within days, he had set up two separate groups: One that …

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Is this Cold War 2.0?

Is this Cold War 2.0? Esam Sohail One has to wonder if the Cold War really ended or, after a brief interregnum of the Boris Yeltsin period in Russia, simply started back up again for round two. Though it is commonplace to frame the said “war” in terms of the capitalist world versus the communists, such a simplistic perspective misses …

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Capital Change

Capital Change A look at some countries that have moved their capitals Muhammad Bilal Butt Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo has announced the national capital will move from Jakarta, on the island of Java, to the province of East Kalimantan, on Borneo. He has several reasons: Jakarta, the current capital, is sinking, polluted and suffering from chronic congestion; Kalimantan is relatively …

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15 Amazing and Beautiful Mosques in Pakistan

15 Amazing and Beautiful Mosques in Pakistan Mosques all over the world possess a rich history and are central to the Islamic faith. With the spread of Islam, mosques too have evolved, and with fusions in architectural styles from different cultures the effects of globalisation are evident. Although mosques are a place where worshippers come together to pray, they are …

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Secretary-General of the United Nations

Secretary-General of the United Nations Roles and responsibilities Magazine Desk “The United Nations cannot prosper, nor can its aims be realised without the active and steadfast support of the people of the world. The aims and activities of the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council will, no doubt, be represented before the public primarily by the …

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The Unfortunate Afghan Peace Process

The Unfortunate Afghan Peace Process Deadlock, Mistrust and Predicaments Mairaj ul Hamid Nasri It seems that an already suffering Afghanistan is destined to suffer more from violence, regardless of numerous steps taken for restoration of peace in this war-torn country. Many factors, including mistrust between the negotiating parties, forces of status quo in Afghanistan, questionable role of some unseen forces, …

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