Tag Archives: JWT Essay

Refugees are Humans, The fact that seems to have been forgotten

Refugees are human

They’re not people: nobody would tolerate hearing about the drowning of human beings over and over again. At best, they are bleak but intangible statistics, the object of a bit of tutting before mundane everyday life takes over. For others, they are an unwanted and uninvited swarm that Fortress Europe must keep out: full of undeserving would-be leeches, who have …

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Security Council Reform, So near and yet so far

Security Council Reform

  On July 31, the President of the General Assembly, Mr Sam Kutesa, circulated a new text for the Intergovernmental Negotiations (IGN) on reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The text, which, according to the letter, is the outcome of consultative, inclusive and transparent process, is intended to serve as a “sound basis” for the next phase of …

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Stepping up the War Against Polio

Stepping up the War against Polio

On July 24, 2015, the world achieved another remarkable milestone in its efforts for polio eradication when Nigeria marked a full one year without recording a single fresh case of this crippling infection. Nigeria long remained among the group of the three infamous polio-endemic countries — others being Pakistan and Afghanistan. These three countries were collectively considered as reservoirs for …

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Pakistan’s Democracy Pangs

Pakistans Democracy Pangs 1

How to Make Pakistan a True Democratic State? Since its inception in 1947, Pakistan has faced various problems including, but not limited to, political agitations, soaring inflation, rising unemployment, unending energy crisis and rampant militancy; all of which have been taking a heavy toll on the country. But, despite all that continues, the so-called plant of ‘democracy’ is taking its …

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