Published Content

All of Paradigm Shift’s published content (articles and research papers) can be found here. You can scroll down and navigate the various pages. Topics of focus include global politics, current affairs, international relations, and Pakistan.

#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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Pakistan and Azerbaijan: 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Domestic Abuse in Pakistan: A Ticking Bomb

Written by Amna Khan 6:52 pm

According to research, 90% of women in Pakistan have faced domestic violence. Although the number does not come as a surprise, it is...

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Pakistan and India Will Go to War Again

Written by Sarmad Ishfaq 6:47 pm

The paper describes the major reasons why Pakistan and India will go to war again. It asserts that while Pakistan has reduced extremism in...

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The Social Exclusion of Transgenders in Pakistan

Written by Arfah Zia 6:58 pm

Transgenders have invariably been ostracized in Pakistan and hence suffer economically and mentally. Although recognized as citizens by...

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Recommendations for the Intra-Afghan Peace Process

Written by Sarmad Ishfaq 6:47 pm

Although the intra-Afghan peace process sounds promising on paper for Afghans and vested parties alike, fulfilling it will require serious...

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Troubled Waters: Revisionist China & The South China Sea Dispute

Written by Mehwish Kayani and Kinza Shah 6:23 pm

The South China Sea is important due to economic, military, and strategic factors. This region, critical for military purposes, is rich in...

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Pakistan & The November Lockdown? Possibilities & Prevention

Written by Maryam Farooq 6:44 pm

Will Pakistan's decision of re-opening educational institutions cause another wave of COVID-19? If so, that will surely propel another...

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Holy Places of Sikhism: The Guru Nanak’s Gift to Pakistan

Written by Sarmad Ishfaq 6:47 pm

The legacy of the founder of the Sikh faith, Guru Nanak, can be felt throughout the subcontinent. Pakistan, in particular, is blessed with...

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