Month: October 2020

Turkey’s Foreign Relations: A Game of Chess

Written by Muzamil Wasti 10:47 am

Turkey is widely known for its distinctive foreign policy. Its active involvement in the affairs of several nation-states continues to strengthen and expand in almost every direction.
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Trump’s Language of Populism and Construction of Identity

Written by Amna Farooq 10:48 am

Although populism has had a known existence in the United States, it has greatly amplified since Trump’s announcement of his candidacy in the 2016 U.S. elections. President Trump’s abrasive and blunt speech has materialized the very paradigm of populism in politics.
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#EndSARS in Nigeria: Speaking Against Systemic Oppression

Written by Sarosh Ibrahim 6:47 pm

A recent social media campaign demanding End Special Anti-Robbery Squad or #EndSARS has gained attention after years of systemic police brutality upon Nigerian citizens. Their calls have recently been met with repression and resistance from police officers carrying out physical and verbal offenses.
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Is Military Force Effective in Responding to a Terrorist Insurgency?

Written by Sarmad Ishfaq 7:02 pm

Military force becomes mandatory when a deadly insurgent group, the likes of an ISIS or the LTTE, is present in a country. However, contemporary history reaffirms that the role of the military should be limited to defeating an insurgency militarily only. In other words, military force is one part of a larger counterinsurgency framework and is thus a means to an end. A true victory is achieved when the causes of an insurgency are addressed.
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Will Lukashenko’s Belarus Prevail or Fall?

Written by Muzamil Wasti 6:47 pm

President Lukashenko’s sustained grip on Belarus has forced the citizens to protest against the authoritarian regime of 26 years, which will probably last for another decade or so, if democracy continues to be stifled. Russian alliance has bolstered Lukashenko’s unyielding position of maintaining his regime, considering that both nations have put Tsikhanouskaya, the opposition leader, on their wanted lists.
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Growing Arab-Israel Relations: Who Will Fall Next?

Written by Muzamil Wasti 6:41 pm

The Arab-Israel relations have gathered considerable momentum in the past one month, ever since Israel’s peace deals with the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain. Similar developments will surely follow, and analysts are already speculating about the prospective Arab states.
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The Adversity Faced by the Rohingya People

Written by Sadia Atta 6:41 pm

Stateless refugees, the Rohingya Muslims find themselves in limbo — and in desperate need of humanitarian assistance. The international community’s lack of coordination will certainly plunge the Rohingya people into abject poverty, followed by oblivion.
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The Link Between Culture and Sustainable Development

Written by Amna Babar 6:47 pm

Culture is not considered an antecedent to sustainable development – even though it largely impacts practices surrounding education, health, environmental protection, waste management etcetera. Culture can therefore play a pivotal role in a country’s quest for sustainable development.
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Pakistan-Azerbaijan Relations: A Strategic Alliance

Written by Sumaira Waseem 6:47 pm

An alliance that is secured by mutual support and burgeoning trade relations, Azerbaijan and Pakistan relations have amplified remarkably since the past two decades. With a possibility of a full-scale war between Azerbaijan and Armenia, support from its allies, especially Turkey and Pakistan, just might embolden Azerbaijan to conclude the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute.
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Azerbaijan and Armenia: The Conflict Explained

Written by Muzamil Wasti 6:47 pm

The South Caucasus pulsates with the sounds of an incipient war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The Nagorno-Karabakh region remains the main area of contention between the two states since 1918. A more worrisome matter is that their respective allies could further ignite the aggression.
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The East Timor Conflict: When Military Intervention Works

Written by Mehwish Kayani 6:47 pm

Indonesia invaded and occupied East Timor in 1975. Tensions escalated to a boil in 1999 when East Timor voted for independence. The ensuant violence between Indonesia and East Timor led to the intervention of an Australian-led international taskforce which eventually freed East Timor from Indonesian occupation.
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Pakistan’s Textile Industry in the Shadow of Coronavirus

Written by Afifa Iqbal 7:00 pm

This paper analyses the impact of the coronavirus on trade, GDP growth, and the textile industry of Pakistan. It concludes that the textile industry of Pakistan has suffered a reduction in its production because of the decline in trade due to the coronavirus.
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