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The French Revolution of 1789

Written by Asma Chaudhry 11:47 am

In this article, Asma Chaudhry explores the events that led to the French Revolution of 1789, the fall of the monarchy in France, and the emergence of Napoleon Bonaparte as the Emperor of France.
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Examining the Water Crisis of Pakistan

Written by Kashaf Imran 6:02 pm

Water scarcity has become one of the most pressing matters in Pakistan. In 1990, Pakistan reached the water stress line and today, only 23% of its urban population and 14% of its rural population has access to safe drinking water. The author, Kashaf Imran, notes that on top of several other contributing factors, the mismanagement of water resources has prevented Pakistan from properly tackling its water crisis.
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A Motorbike Ride to Saudi Arabia

Written by Paradigm Shift 1:10 pm

Pakistani biker and vlogger, Abrar Hassan, rode his bike for 50 days to reach Medina – a feat that surely exhibits his daring spirit.
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The Millennium Education

Written by Paradigm Shift 11:47 am

The Millennium Education (TME) is an extension of the Roots School System founded in 1988 by Mrs. Riffat Mushtaq. These new generation millennium schools and colleges have been founded by her son Dr. Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq (TI). Being one of the best education systems in Pakistan, the Millennium Education focuses on high-quality education, responsibility, and citizenship in a supportive environment – tailored for the international community.
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Kim Jong Un of North Korea: 10 Years in Power

Written by Alsa Nishat Ahmad 7:15 pm

15th April 2022 marked an auspicious day in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. In 2012, Kim Jong Un became the head of state (also known as the “Supreme Leader” i.e. the head of the Workers Party, the state, and the military) after the passing of his father, Kim Jong-il. In this article, Alsa Nishat Ahmad analyzes the current Supreme Leader’s eventful 10-year regime.
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Oware Technologies in Pakistan: Revolutionizing the Supply Chain Industry

Written by Paradigm Shift 12:07 pm

Pakistan seems to be modernising its economy with smart solutions. Oware Technologies is a supply chain tech startup that is revamping the outdated logistics industry with its multifaceted digital approach.
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India’s Saudi Policy: Bridge to the Future

Written by Salman Khan 12:45 pm

P.R. Kumaraswamy and Md. Muddassir Quamar’s book, India’s Saudi Policy: Bridge to the Future, explores New Delhi’s approach and policies toward Riyadh and how they have had a significant impact in reshaping bilateral relations between India and Saudi Arabia.
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AI Usage and Its Scope in Pakistan

Written by Zainish Abbas 6:00 pm

In a world moving towards artificial intelligence (AI), Pakistan is lagging behind. Several businesses, companies, and brands – including Nike – all across the world have incorporated AI in their operations. Though Pakistan is making progress in the realm of AI, the author, Zainish Abbas, suggests that the state needs to introduce AI systems in its medicine and journalism fields as well.
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Pakistan Returns to the Asian Tour

Written by Paradigm Shift 11:47 am

Pakistan makes a return to the Asian Tour after a four-year-long hiatus. The CNS-Pakistan Golf Championship has been added to the Asian Tour with an extraordinary cash prize of US$500,000.
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Digging Up the History of Saudi Arabia

Written by Mohammad Mudasar Laghari 11:47 am

In this very detailed and clear piece, Mohammad Mudasar Laghari connects the past and present of Saudi Arabia, a kingdom shrouded in mysteries. Discover the origins of the name of the Kingdom, the roots of Wahhabism, the finding of oil, and the army of flies, among others.
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The Instability in Pakistan & Afghanistan: How the US & India Benefit the Most

Written by Sarmad Ishfaq 6:11 pm

Since the Taliban takeover, the situation in Afghanistan has continued to deteriorate to the point where the country is not only facing a humanitarian crisis but also an insurgency in the shape of the Islamic State of Khorasan Province (ISKP). Moreover, Afghanistan’s neighbor – Pakistan – has experienced an increase in terrorist attacks perpetrated by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Amid the political crisis in Pakistan, these attacks have soured Pak-Afghan relations. The author, Sarmad Ishfaq, notes that the continued instability in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and their strained relations, are benefitting India and the United States the most.
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Pakistan Exports its First SUV!

Written by Paradigm Shift 12:12 pm

Pakistan has recently exported its locally produced model of the Changan Oshan X7, driving the local auto industry and export growth of the country.
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China’s BRI vs the US’s FOIP: Foreign Policy Opportunities and Challenges for Malaysia

Written by Anas Mehmood 12:30 pm

Contemporary publications identify Indo-Pacific as a hub of great power politics. The great powers, China and the US, are striving their best to enhance their sphere of influence across the region through BRI and FOIP respectively. These two strategies bring some opportunities along with certain challenges for ASEAN member states. In this research paper, the structural realism lens is used to analyze the foreign policy situation of Malaysia under these circumstances.
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Explaining the Party System in Canada

Written by Hurain Sheikh 6:40 pm

Since the 1900s, the Canadian party system has evolved from a two-party system to a multiparty. Hurain Sheikh analyzes Canada’s party system in the light of Duverger’s law and Johnston’s study of the system. She argues that the present-day party system in Canada is not based upon polarization but rather on moderate pluralism. Since most Canadians have moderate views on social, economical, and political policies, even the parties with extreme ideological beliefs had to gradually adopt a more moderate stance to appeal to the masses.
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Taleemabad & Telenor Pakistan – Bringing Digital Education to All

Written by Paradigm Shift 12:00 pm

Taleemabad will be collaborating with Telenor Pakistan to introduce digital learning to 6 public schools at the pilot stage. If this digital model is proven successful, the collaboration will be extended to over 400 schools in Islamabad.
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Modi’s India & Hindutva-related Communal Violence

Written by Muhammad Mustafa Ahmed Khan 6:34 pm

Communal violence in India has significantly increased since Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in 2014. The rise in violence against Indian Muslims, in particular, can be attributed to the BJP’s promotion of Hindutva and its support for the creation of a Hindu-dominated state. The author, Muhammad Mustafa Ahmed Khan, notes that the Modi regime’s implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act and the revocation of Article 370 are a representation of its anti-Muslim policies. He argues that while Pakistan has condemned India’s human rights abuses, the US has remained silent to maintain its economic ties with India.
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Carrefour’s 11 Billion Investment in Pakistan

Written by Paradigm Shift 11:47 am

Carrefour, a French multinational retail corporation, has firmly established itself in Pakistan, drumming up investments and hence boosting the economy. It has recently made an investment of PKR 1 billion with DHA Lahore for the establishment of two stores.
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Communism: The Constructed ‘Red Scare’

Written by Hafsa Ammar 12:10 pm

Communism is a political ideology that started gaining momentum in the 1920s. It was a champion for the East and had started to encroach on the West as it started to become popular amongst the lower class. To deal with such a broad and intangible threat, the Western powers (mainly America) built a negative and dangerous aura around it and used it to garner public support for themselves. This narrative building was done through securitization of the term and can be visualized in the public speeches of American Presidents of the Cold War era.
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The Olive Planting Revolution in Pakistan

Written by Paradigm Shift 3:05 pm

Pakistan, with its thousands of acres of cultivable land, has set on a path to fully avail its olive production potential. Former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s 10 Billion Tree Tsunami project has played a crucial role in Pakistan’s olive revolution, aiding the state in becoming a member of the International Olive Council (IOC). Though its olive production is low at the moment, Pakistan aims to cultivate 16,000 tons of olives by 2027.
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Making a Case for Sustainable Urbanization in Pakistan

Written by Kashaf Imran 11:57 am

Urbanization creates a huge impact on technological innovation and economic growth. However, it can be both an opportunity and a challenge. The author, Kashaf Imran, recommends coordination with municipal governments and the incentivizing of investments.
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United with Imran Khan

Written by Mir Adnan Aziz 11:50 am

After removing Imran Khan – the former Pakistani prime minister – from power, Pakistan’s new government has adopted the very policies the PTI leader stood against. The author, Mir Adnan Aziz, notes that Pakistan has once again fallen into the hands of politicians dancing to America’s tune. He asserts that in their insatiable greed for power, these corrupt politicians have overthrown the one person who attempted to break free from the chains that bound Islamabad to Washington.
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The Critical Security Issues of Pakistan: Terrorism, Blasphemy & Sectarian Violence

Written by Muhammad Mustafa Ahmed Khan 4:46 pm

Despite several years of relative calm and stability, the spectre of terrorism is rearing its head in Pakistan again. With dozens killed and several more wounded in just the past few months, many fear that Pakistan is going down a dark path back to its past, a past riddled with too many bullet holes. The Declaration of the United States’ War on Terror in the aftermath of the 9/11 bombings has resulted in untold carnage and death, most particularly in the countries of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
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48th Session of the OIC: The Islamabad Declaration & the Organization’s Failures

Written by Summaiyya Qureshi 11:55 am

Since its establishment in 1972, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has tried to portray itself as a strong international actor promoting peace, cooperation, solidarity, and harmony between Muslim states. In March 2022, the OIC member states gathered in Pakistan for the 48th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers and adopted the Islamabad Declaration. The author, Summaiyya Qureshi, argues that despite the numerous resolutions passed by the OIC over the years, the organization has been largely ineffective. She traces the causes of the OIC’s failure and describes, some of the resolutions incorporated in the Islamabad Declaration.
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The US’s Purchase of Alaska

Written by Summaiyya Qureshi 12:07 pm

The United States of America purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867 and made it one of its fifty states in 1959. It is a very important maritime strategic asset of the US. The author, Summaiyya Qureshi, looks at how this tender took place.
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The Civil War in Mozambique Through Vayrynen’s Conflict Transformation Model

Written by Hafsa Ammar 12:17 pm

The author, Hafsa Ammar, employs Johan Galtung’s ABC triangle and Raimo Vayrynen’s conflict transformation model to understand the transition of Mozambique following its civil war. The civil war on Mozambique presents a unique case study as it was a low-intensity, drawn-out war which lead to the maximization of damage over 16 years of sustained violence.
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Pakistan Unveiled

A Motorbike Ride to Saudi Arabia

Written by Paradigm Shift 1:10 pm

Pakistani biker and vlogger, Abrar Hassan, rode his bike for 50 days to reach Medina – a feat that surely exhibits his daring spirit.
Read More

The Millennium Education

Written by Paradigm Shift 11:47 am

The Millennium Education (TME) is an extension of the Roots School System founded in 1988 by Mrs. Riffat Mushtaq. These new generation millennium schools and colleges have been founded by her son Dr. Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq (TI). Being one of the best education systems in Pakistan, the Millennium Education focuses on high-quality education, responsibility, and citizenship in a supportive environment – tailored for the international community.
Read More

Oware Technologies in Pakistan: Revolutionizing the Supply Chain Industry

Written by Paradigm Shift 12:07 pm

Pakistan seems to be modernising its economy with smart solutions. Oware Technologies is a supply chain tech startup that is revamping the outdated logistics industry with its multifaceted digital approach.
Read More

Pakistan Returns to the Asian Tour

Written by Paradigm Shift 11:47 am

Pakistan makes a return to the Asian Tour after a four-year-long hiatus. The CNS-Pakistan Golf Championship has been added to the Asian Tour with an extraordinary cash prize of US$500,000.
Read More

Pakistan Exports its First SUV!

Written by Paradigm Shift 12:12 pm

Pakistan has recently exported its locally produced model of the Changan Oshan X7, driving the local auto industry and export growth of the country.
Read More

Taleemabad & Telenor Pakistan – Bringing Digital Education to All

Written by Paradigm Shift 12:00 pm

Taleemabad will be collaborating with Telenor Pakistan to introduce digital learning to 6 public schools at the pilot stage. If this digital model is proven successful, the collaboration will be extended to over 400 schools in Islamabad.
Read More

Carrefour’s 11 Billion Investment in Pakistan

Written by Paradigm Shift 11:47 am

Carrefour, a French multinational retail corporation, has firmly established itself in Pakistan, drumming up investments and hence boosting the economy. It has recently made an investment of PKR 1 billion with DHA Lahore for the establishment of two stores.
Read More

The Olive Planting Revolution in Pakistan

Written by Paradigm Shift 3:05 pm

Pakistan, with its thousands of acres of cultivable land, has set on a path to fully avail its olive production potential. Former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s 10 Billion Tree Tsunami project has played a crucial role in Pakistan’s olive revolution, aiding the state in becoming a member of the International Olive Council (IOC). Though its olive production is low at the moment, Pakistan aims to cultivate 16,000 tons of olives by 2027.
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Malik Amir Mohammad Khan, the Nawab of Kalabagh

Written by Afifa Iqbal 11:48 am

The author, Afifa Iqbal, explores the personality of Malik Amir Mohammad Khan, the Nawab of Kalabagh, through Foucault’s power-knowledge (le savoir-pouvoir) concept.
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Ahsan Ramzan of Pakistan: The Second-Youngest World Snooker Champion

Written by Rooha Javed 11:47 am

On 11th March, Ahsan Ramzan, a 16-year-old Pakistani, became the second-youngest individual to win the IBSF World Men Snooker Championship. The young Pakistani is set to participate in more championships and win more titles for himself and his country.
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