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Fatimah Naeem

Ms Fatimah Naeem is pursuing her Bachelor's in Peace and Conflict Studies from National Defence University Islamabad.

Provincial Power Up: Analyzing the Devolution of Power in Pakistan

Written by Fatimah Naeem and Haffiza Syeda Akzia Batool 11:27 pm

In Pakistan, the shifting patterns of political and military rules have had profound effects on the development of grassroots democracy, including on the form and design of local government institutions. Accordingly, the nation has been subject to both ‘dictatorial democracy’ and ‘democratic dictatorship’ in terms of its municipal governments. Fatimah Naeem and Haffiza Syeda Azkia Batool chart the evolution of decentralization, from the Devolution of Power Plan 2001 (DOPP) to the 18th Amendment.
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Tales from the Steppes: The Presence of Muslims & Islam in Russia

Written by Fatimah Naeem 6:17 pm

The history of the Muslim communities in Russia dates farther back than the collapse of the Soviet Union. This article delves into the rich heritage of Islamic traditions in Russia, from the early interactions with Tatar Muslims to the modern-day expressions of faith among diverse Muslim communities. Fatimah Naeem examines the challenges and opportunities faced by Muslims in the Russian state, including issues of religious freedom, cultural integration, and political representation. She also highlights the contributions of Islam to Russian culture and society, showcasing the resilience and diversity of Muslim identities within the Russian Federation.
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National Defence University (NDU): Fortifying Pakistan’s Strategic Eminence

Written by Fatimah Naeem 8:21 pm

NDU, formally known as National Defence University, was established in 2007, following the status upgrade of the National Defence College (instituted in 1970). The university is located in sector E-9/3 of Islamabad, close to both Air and Bahria. Both military personnel and private students may enrol in the different courses provided by the institute.
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Anchors Aweigh: Pakistan’s Seaports in the Global Trade Network

Written by Fatimah Naeem 6:29 pm

The seven major seaports—Karachi Port, Gwadar Port, Port Muhammad Bin Qasim, Keti Bandar Port, Ormara Port, Pasni Port, and Jiwani Port—play crucial roles in global trade dynamics, development, and security. Fatimah Naeem argues that challenges like insufficient infrastructure, political instability, security concerns, and socioeconomic pitfalls have hindered the proper utilization of these ports. Despite this, there is still a chance for the country’s growth and progress if there’s an emphasis on strategic investments.
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Israel’s Dominance in Cyberspace: What Made It Possible?

Written by Fatimah Naeem 7:54 pm

In recent years, Israel has emerged as a dominant force in the realm of cyberspace, sparking widespread interest and concern worldwide. Fatimah Naeem delves into the factors behind Israel’s ascent in the cyber domain. Israel’s close relationship with the United States has enabled extensive collaboration and intelligence sharing, bolstering its cyber capabilities. However, this dominance is not without controversy. Israel’s activities in cyberspace have raised ethical and geopolitical concerns, leading to calls for increased transparency and regulation. As Israel’s influence in cyberspace continues to grow, understanding its role in this digital landscape is of paramount importance.
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National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST): A Pinnacle of Academic Excellence and Innovation

Written by Fatimah Naeem 8:13 pm

The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) has not failed to uphold its quality standard among national as well as international scholars. With the evolving technologies of the world, the institute has been able to keep up remarkably with contemporary standards. Providing an environment of excellence and discipline, NUST scholars and alumni have established prominent dominance in their relevant fields. Hence, NUST provides an opportunity for scholars to get in tune with their aptitudes and work towards the prosperity of the country by inculcating high-caliber education and responsible citizenship.
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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA): From a Glorious Take-Off to a Potential Touchdown?

Written by Fatimah Naeem 8:02 pm

With a history dating back to 1946, PIA enjoyed a golden era characterized by top-notch service, innovative initiatives, and a reputation for safety and reliability. However, its status has changed dramatically over the years. Fatimah Naeem delves into the turbulent journey of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), once an emblem of national pride and a symbol of excellence in the aviation industry. She examines the factors that have led to PIA’s decline and raises the question of whether the PIA can reclaim its former glory or if it’s headed for a potential touchdown, symbolizing a fall from grace.
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Examining the Rising Islamophobic Sentiments in Europe

Written by Fatimah Naeem 7:51 pm

In recent years, Europe has witnessed a disheartening rise in Islamophobia, imposing far-reaching consequences on individuals, communities, and societies as a whole. Europe’s Islamophobic wave has led to Muslim communities experiencing an immense amount of discrimination, hate crimes, and marginalization. When it comes to Islam, freedom of speech has been reduced to an excuse for committing hate crimes. Fatimah Naeem provides a comprehensive analysis of the causes and consequences of Islamophobia in Europe, and the responses to it. She aims to foster awareness and understanding of this multifaceted issue to encourage constructive dialogue and efforts towards a more tolerant and inclusive European society.
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Unveiling the Legacy: How Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Shaped Pakistan’s Foreign Policy

Written by Fatimah Naeem 7:52 pm

Fatimah Naeem delves into the tumultuous era of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s leadership in Pakistan and the profound impact it had on the country’s foreign policy. With a vision of assertive diplomacy, Bhutto navigated a complex geopolitical landscape, facing both formidable challenges and remarkable triumphs. From his ambitious pursuit of nuclear capability to the redefinition of Pakistan’s role in the Muslim World, the author explores the changes in Pakistan’s relations with its neighbors and the US.
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Will Kim Ju Ae Be North Korea’s Next Successor?

Written by Fatimah Naeem 8:08 pm

Since November 2022, Kim Jong-Un has made several public appearances alongside his beloved daughter Kim Ju-Ae. This has led analysts around the world into making numerous assumptions and speculations regarding the father-daughter duo. Both have been observed attending ICB missile launches in the North Korean capital, so this could be an indication of a possible successor. Or, is it just a mere publicity stunt by the Kim dynasty to showcase their importance?
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