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Donald Trump and the Weaponization of International Trade

Donald Trump and the Weaponization of International Trade The Liberal World Order under Threat Magazine Desk Trade policies of Trump administration are causing more problems than they solve as they treat friends like adversaries, thereby weakening alliances. They are further complicating an already fragile US-China relationship. By discarding the current multilateral system in favour of a bilateral approach, the Trump …

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US-China Trade War

US-China Trade War A dangerous game is on! Magazine Desk During the US-China trade talks in Washington D.C., Chinese and American trade negotiators could not reach a truce. Later, on May 10th, the United States carried through on its threat to ratchet up tariffs on Chinese goods. China vowed to retaliate and impose similar tariffs on American goods. So, the …

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The NEW GREAT GAME

Of key players in The NEW GREAT GAME Abdul Rasool Syed With the collapse of Soviet Union back in 1991, the great game that began between the Russian and the British Empire, and culminated in the fight for dominance over Afghanistan, came to an end. This, however, created a power vacuum in the Central Asian region that rich in with …

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Public Diplomacy

China’s Newest Charm Offensive Since its creation by Joshua Kurlantzick in 2007, the term ‘charm offensive’ has emerged in the study of International Relations as a reference to China’s use of soft power to augment its global status and image. While the idea of China charming the world with its economic and cultural prowess has not changed too much, the …

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A Critical Appraisal of the CE-2019 Examination

A Critical Appraisal of the CE-2019 Examination

Aims and Objectives The purpose of this White Paper is to analyze as objectively and dispassionately as possible, the papers set by the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) for Competitive Examination 2019, in the light of the syllabus published by the FPSC on its website. The basic assumptions in this regard are: 1. that the purpose of the syllabus is …

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Resorting to RENEWABLES for Electricity Production

Resorting to RENEWABLES for Electricity Production

While other countries of the world have to pay a premium over market rates for renewables to replace fossil fuels, there is no such need for Pakistan. The renewable energy will come cheaper than what is being paid for the equivalent kWh from fossil fuels, and can be financed by domestic public finance, rather than foreign loans. Setting a renewable …

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The Population Challenge

The Population Challenge

Prime Minister Imran Khan and the former Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar addressed a seminar organised by the Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan on “Alarming Population Growth: Call for Action” and highlighted the need for launching a campaign to control population growth rate. The economic compulsion of reducing the growth rate is compelling: high growth rate places …

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How to Stay Cool under Pressure

How to Stay Cool under Pressure

Some Tricks from former US President Barack H. Obama During his tenure as President of the United States, Barack H. Obama was famous for always appearing cool and calm. The press sometimes called him “No Drama Obama” and didn’t always mean it kindly. Mr Obama said there was some truth to the nickname when he repeated it on stage at …

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The US College Admissions Scandal

The US College Admissions Scandal

Meritocracy is a myth invented by the rich A major college admissions scandal in the United States has revealed the dark side of America’s hypercompetitive, brand-driven approach to higher education. It has laid bare the elaborate lengths some wealthy parents will go to get their children into competitive American universities.  In its “Operation Varsity Blues,” the Federal Bureau of Investigation …

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