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Paradigm Shift’s published articles, research papers, opinion pieces and book reviews can be found here. You can scroll down and navigate the various pages. Topics of focus broadly include global politics, current affairs, international relations, and Pakistan.

A Diplomatic Transformation for the Decades-old Kashmir Conflict

Written by Ramsha Qaiser 10:49 am

The conflict transformation model may prove to be efficacious in resolving the Kashmir conflict that has been fraught with hostilities and violence for decades.
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Neutrality Day: Turkmenistan’s Pride

Written by Abubakar Shoaib 10:47 am

Neutrality day celebrates the neutral policy of Turkmenistan; it has become the state’s distinctive feature. The policy encompasses non-interference and neutrality with respect to other states.
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The Water Crisis in Pakistan: A Devastating Plunge

Written by Daniyal Talat 10:52 am

Pakistan’s water crisis leaves the state at the edge of the precipice; primarily an agrarian economy, water is considered exceptionally indispensable to the Pakistani community.
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Russia’s Naval Base in Sudan: A Resurgence?

Written by Muhammad Bilal Farooq 10:48 am

Russia ventures into Africa again, this time to build a naval base in Sudan. This base will enable Russia to expand its trade, military powers, and influence.
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China and India: Vying for the Indian Ocean

Written by Tehreem Ali Khan 10:47 am

As the Indian Ocean offers multitudinous benefits, both China and India compete against each other to gain absolute control over the ocean, and ultimately over the region.
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Climate Diplomacy: The Pakistan Chapter

Written by Aimen Ayaz 10:47 am

Climate diplomacy will propel Pakistan out of its procrastination, equipping it with viable stratagems that would advance environmental stability.
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Thucydides Trap: China and the US Destined for War?

Written by Muzamil Wasti 10:46 am

To become a superpower, a state must have massive economic and military assets. The United States, however, is impervious to China’s supremacy and will continue to reject, by all means, the superpower status of China — the war between China and the U.S. is a testament to China’s growing powers.
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The Belt and Road Initiative for Pakistan

Written by Syed Noman Ali Shah 10:46 am

China’s grand Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is influencing foreign policies, taking the world by storm. It is also urging Pakistan, its close ally, to assume a principal position in the Muslim world.
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Ethiopian Civil War: A Rude Awakening

Written by Muzamil Wasti 10:50 am

Prime Minister Abiy faces retaliation for disregarding Tigray’s leaders, causing a gaping chasm between the ethnic groups. This deliberate ignorance will lead to his undoing.
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Pakistan’s Search For its New Bloc: Shifting Ideological Imaginaries

Written by Faruzan Anwer Butt 1:13 pm

With astringent estrangement reigning over Pak-Saudi relations, Pakistan must now search for its own kindred bloc, and it is probable that it looks to China, Iran, Russia, and Turkey for the creation of such.
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The Nagorno-Karabakh Peace Deal: Investing in the South Caucasus

Written by Muzamil Wasti 10:46 am

The peace deal has yielded up the control of Nagorno-Karabakh to Azerbaijan. This settlement could prove to be markedly advantageous to the South Caucasus; however, it could also intensify the deep-seated animosity between the two states.
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Sino-Russian Relations and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization: The Tides of Power

Written by Marium Sardar 10:59 am

Sino-Russian relations have witnessed strengthened ties, both using the Shanghai Cooperation Organization as a tool to achieve their ambitions.
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A Silver Lining: Coronavirus and the Environment

Written by Tooba Afzal 10:51 am

Pandemics are unwelcome guests that always overstay their visits. However, nature works in paradoxical ways — and sometimes sends a blessing in disguise. In this case, the coronavirus pandemic has noticeably stimulated the environment to regenerate itself.
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Post-2020 Elections: The Looming U.S. Civil War

Written by Sarmad Ishfaq 10:47 am

With the culmination of the U.S. elections, the ineluctable civil war seems like a reasonably credible follow-up to the grim developments of 2020. America might not even get to experience the calm that is before the storm.
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America amid the Tumultuous 2020 Presidential Election

Written by Muzamil Wasti 10:47 am

The 2020 US Presidential election is here, and the results are greatly anticipated, with Covid-19 becoming an influential consideration. The results of this election would most probably determine the fate of America’s democracy.
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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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