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Regulating the NGOs

Flushing out the anti-Pakistan elements  “Armed with their billions, NGOs have waded into the world, turning potential revolutionaries into salaried activists, funding artists, intellectuals and filmmakers, gently luring them away from radical confrontation.” Suzanna Arundhati Roy (Indian writer and activist) On July 02, Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, while hearing the NGOs case, observed that …

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No More Silence on Child Abuse

How come it took nine years for the truth about the horrifying pursuit of a paedophile gang in a village in Kasur to emerge? Some two dozen members of the gang would force-manage a child abuse scene, film it, take it to the victim’s family and get paid handsomely by blackmailing them. During these years, the gang, reportedly, victimized some …

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A New Balance of Power in the Middle East

A New Balance of Power in the Middle East

On July 14, a historic nuclear agreement between Iran and P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States; plus Germany) was reached in Vienna, Austria. This deal has raised many questions as to what will be its implications for Obama’s regional strategy, Iran’s own foreign policy orientation, the response from regional partners, the global non-proliferation regime, and …

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Counter Narrative

The Most Effective Way to Combat Terrorism On the way towards fighting militancy with force, it seems Pakistan has finally realized that terrorism cannot be defeated by employing kinetic measures only. It’s a highly complicated phenomenon, and the increased degree of its complexity makes it next to impossible for any ‘single-step’ strategy to succeed. Ideology may not be the only …

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The Geopolitics of the Ukraine Crisis

Ukraine has recently experienced the most dramatic days in European history since the fall of the communist regimes. After unprecedented violence in the streets of Kiev, the situation is still uncertain. President Viktor Yanukovich has left behind him a power vacuum that will potentially reshape the balance of power in the region between Russia and the European Union.

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Good Governance by Participation

There is a huge difference between government and the governance; the former is a physical entity while the latter is qualitative and normative in nature. There can be a government but what determines its efficacy and effectiveness in improving the lives of its citizens is its governance.

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