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.
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.
Sino-Russian relations have witnessed strengthened ties, both using the Shanghai Cooperation Organization as a tool to achieve their ambitions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The paper describes the major reasons why Pakistan and India will go to war again. It asserts that while Pakistan has reduced extremism in the country by vanquishing Islamist groups, India’s Hindutva agenda, spearheaded by the ruling BJP, will push both countries to another war.
The South China Sea is important due to economic, military, and strategic factors. This region, critical for military purposes, is rich in resources like oil and gas. The question remains: Will China fall victim to the lust for resources? Or will it use diplomacy to create a win-win situation?
The virtual water trade, a concept introduced by Tony Allan, is the hidden flow of water if food or other commodities are traded from one place to another. The research paper briefly explains neo-realism and neo-liberalism before applying the theories to the UAE’s virtual water trade policy with Iran. The paper further details the determinants of UAE’s foreign policy with Iran.
Coronavirus, like every other pandemic, has acutely impacted migration patterns. The adoption of containment measures and border closures in almost every continent has further endangered the safety of migrants — and has left them in limbo. In Hungary and U.S., for example, there is growing resentment and discrimination towards immigrants as they are viewed as carriers of the virus.
Rarely acknowledged, there are many concrete examples of state terrorism in history. Syria and state terrorism are analyzed in this paper to understand how Bashar al-Assad has evaded accountability thus far – and how it has now become imperative for states to be called out when violating basic human rights.
Pakistan’s civil society – made up of varying entities – plays an integral role in fighting for child rights in the country. The civil society fights against child rights violations through different channels: From awareness campaigns to influencing policy decisions.
To discover the reason behind the United States’s failure in integrating the humanitarian intervention policy, the paper traces the pertinent regimes and events that involved humanitarian intervention by the US.
Despite the massive potential, trade between Pakistan and India has historically been plagued by many problems – which have increased further in recent times. The article expounds the trade-related problems between both countries from high tariffs to sub-par infrastructure. It also discusses the potential and problems of the intra-LoC trade in Kashmir.