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Demember 2016

Monthly Jahangir’s World Times

Issue: December 2016

Botched Military Coup in Turkey

Botched Military Coup in Turkey

On July 15, 2016, a group of Turkish military officers, and soldiers under their command, staged a coup to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and take over the country. Their principal focus was on Ankara and Istanbul; taking control of Istanbul’s bridges, airports, the Turkish parliament, and some police stations. The coup was either ill-planned, badly executed or it was …

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India’s Demonetising of High Value Notes, A poorly thought-out, badly executed move

India’s Demonetising of High Value Notes

In his ‘war on corruption,’ Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a strange decision on November 8 when he announced that the government would get rid of the 500- and 1,000-rupee notes, which together make up about 80 percent of currency in circulation, and replace them with new 500-, 1,000- and 2,000- rupee notes. The decision seems to be poorly …

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Is the International Criminal Court Finished?

Is the International Criminal Court Finished

On October 21, South African government shocked the world with the announcement that it is pulling out of the International Criminal Court because the institution was exclusively prosecuting Africans and ignoring Western injustices done to the people of Africa. South African Justice Minister Michael Masutha said that the ICC was “inhibiting South Africa’s ability to honour its obligations relating to …

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POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE REFUGEE CRISIS

POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE REFUGEE CRISIS

Amidst the growing populations and fewer resources to feed them, the increasing conflict in the world has given rise to the phenomenon of migration that has become the most contentious political issue of our times. Advanced economies, like Europe and the United States, are coming under mounting pressure of the influx of the refugees from war-torn regions of South Asia, …

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Terrorists & Nukes

Terrorists and Nukes

In the recent past, there has been much debate on the concern of nuclear weapons going into the hands of terrorists. After the recent terrorist attacks on European cities, the issue is again in vogue and concerns are being expressed that the recent attacks in almost all parts of the world — from Belgium to France, from Germany to Turkey …

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Why Trump Won? Noam Chomsky’s Thoughts

Trump in the White House

On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump managed to pull the biggest upset in US politics by tapping successfully into the anger of white voters and appealing to the lowest inclinations of people in a manner that would have probably impressed Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels himself. Some years ago, public intellectual Noam Chomsky warned that the political climate in the US …

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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor

For feedback and suggestions, please write to us at:editorjwtmag@gmail.com; editor@jworldtimes.com Education, Pitfalls and Remedies Education is the premise of progress; in every society, in every family. It helps in awakening political sensibility and in raising morality of the masses. But the poor state of education in Pakistan bears testimony to the fact that the country has failed to promote its …

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Democracy’s Ultimate ‘Revenge’

democracys-ultimate-revenge

The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November this year led to what is now called the 11/9 of America’s history. In a shocking surprise and contrary to most media projections and pollsters’ surveys, Americans chose a known playboy, a billionaire real estate developer-turned-reality television star Donald Trump with no government experience or exposure, as their next President. Democracy, …

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The Lessons of Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger

Challenges for the next president and how to avoid war with China Question: What does Trump’s victory mean for America’s role in the world? HK: Well, it could enable us to establish coherence between our foreign policy and our domestic situation. There is obviously a gap between the public’s and elite’s perception of the role of US foreign policy. I …

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