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2018

Europe’s Populist Challenges

Will they continue in 2018? There is no doubt that nationalist populism will remain an important driver of Europe’s debates. As shown in the 2017 Chatham House research paper on the future of Europe, elites across the EU identify populists as their number one challenge. Thus, as we enter 2018, it seems that many observers were too optimistic about the …

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Jerusalem and International Law

THE INTERNATIONAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL LEGAL DEBATES -4 Introduction On 6th December 2017, the Office of the Press Secretary, White House issued the text of the speech of the US President Trump, in which he said: “[W]e finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. This is nothing more, or less, than a recognition of reality. It is also the …

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Trump’s Jerusalem Gambit

Decades of Middle East diplomacy thrown away in one sentence “It is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Today, I am delivering.” — Donald J. Trump President of the United States Introduction On December 06, 2017, the President of the United States, …

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World Economic Outlook

By: Abdullah Shibli For 2017 and beyond The year 2017 can be chalked down as a prosperous one for the world economy. Wherever we live, we welcome the New Year, which, by all indications, we hope, will be a better year in all respects. The most common measures of economic health viz. output, inflation, employment and cost of borrowing, all …

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Letters to the Editor ( January 2018)

Letters to the Editor (February 2018)

Polluted Water in Sindh There is no doubt that water is the most fundamental need of living things. Without water none can be alive. But, despite its huge importance, the people of Sindh are facing the menace of water pollution. Polluted water is very dangerous to human health as it creates a large number of diseases; such as cancer, hepatitis, …

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