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February 2020

February 2020

The Truman Doctrine

The Truman Doctrine When President Harry S. Truman issued what came to be known as the Truman Doctrine in March 1947, he was outlining the basic foreign policy that the United States would use against the Soviet Union and Communism for the next 44 years. The doctrine, which had both economic and military elements, pledged support for countries attempting to …

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The Trend of World Politics for the 2020s

The Trend of World Politics for the 2020s Take Brexit, which the rest of the EU countries were still trying to prevent. The US, on the other hand, supported Brexit, while Washington is planning a free trade area with the UK after Brexit. There is probably also a special military alliance between Washington and London—these two states will try together …

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The only constant in life is change

The only constant in life is change So, change is inevitable. But are all changes for the better? The last few decades have witnessed massive changes in the world we live in. Science and technology have taken giant leaps that have surpassed all developments made since the start of civilisation, by a large margin. The world has transformed from being …

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Putin isn’t Going Anywhere

Putin isn’t Going Anywhere There was no lack of warning about the intentions of Vladimir Putin, Russia’s longest-serving leader since Stalin. A generation that has grown up knowing nothing but his rule now looks forward to its indefinite perpetuation. The resignations of the prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, and the cabinet, may have taken even some of the ministers in question …

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Foreign Direct Investment

Foreign Direct Investment Pakistan’s economy has seen several swings over the past few years. The PTI government rode to victory on the cry of economic reforms and their performance therein became the litmus test to gauge the competency of this newborn government. Initially, the economy suffered several shocks and so did the psyche of the general populace. However, much to …

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Education

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Developing Countries Must Seize the Tech Frontier

Developing Countries Must Seize the Tech Frontier The march of technological innovation has long boosted economic performance, improved efficiency, accelerated the pace of globalisation, and transformed human society in the process. But as the defining issue of our time, the digital revolution demands renewed policy cooperation at all levels of governance. After all, the latest wave of technological change is …

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5 Themes of Geography

5 Themes of Geography The five themes of geography that help answer these questions are: (1) Location; (2) Place; (3) Human-Environment Interaction; (4) Movement; and (5) Region. Here is a brief introduction to these themes. Location Location is defined as a particular place or position. Most studies of geography begin with the mention of this theme of geography. Location can …

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Projecting Pakistan’s Soft Power

Projecting Pakistan’s Soft Power  in this anarchical world, the states continuously interact with each other in one way or another. Power is considered the lifeblood in international politics but in this globalized world, the concept and nature of power are in transition. According to Joseph S. Nye, the use of power today has shifted from an emphasis on hard power …

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