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GHG Emissions Worldwide 2022

Written by Emaan Tanveer and Hafsa Ammar 7:58 pm

Since the Industrial Revolution, human activities, especially in major industrial states such as China, Russia, Brazil, the USA, India, and Europe, have massively contributed to GHG emissions, setting the world on a path to climate crisis.
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The New BRICS Currency: Replacing the US Dollar?

Written by Hareem Amna 6:31 pm

BRICS, formed in 2006, is now discussing a new digital currency, “BRICS Pay,” potentially gold-backed, to reduce reliance on the US dollar. While this currency could enhance financial inclusivity and economic integration among the member states of the organization, internal disagreements and the global trust in the stable US dollar present significant challenges to its implementation.
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Celebrating 73 Years of Pak-China Relations

Written by Paradigm Shift 10:55 pm

This week, on 21st May, 73 years of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China were celebrated at the Pak-China Friendship Centre, with dignitaries, ambassadors, university administrators, and think tank founders in attendance.
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Nearing the Edge | World War III is Almost Here

Written by Paradigm Shift 7:58 pm

As global tensions continue to rise, the threat of a third world war looms large. The Doomsday Clock, a symbol of the world’s proximity to catastrophe, is closer to midnight than ever before. This video dives deep into the escalating tensions across the globe.
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Seeking The Bomb: Strategies of Nuclear Proliferation by Vipin Narang

Written by Syeda Sabahat Athar Bukhari 6:41 pm

“Seeking the Bomb: Strategies of Nuclear Proliferation” is a book by Vipin Narang that examines the various tactics and motivations behind nuclear proliferation strategies adopted by different states across the world. Sabahat Athar Bukhari reviews four proliferation strategies which are; hedging, sprinting, sheltered pursuit, and hiding. The book highlights the complexities of nuclear proliferation and sheds light on the interplay between patron states and aspiring nuclear states.
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Prospects of Revival of SAARC: Role of Pakistan

Written by Syed Imran Sardar 7:58 pm

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has faced challenges in recent years due to the India-Pakistan conflict, terrorism, and internal discord. Despite being dysfunctional, none of the member states have expressed any desire to disband the organization. The existing polarization in the region has emphasized the division within SAARC, which was already paralyzed due to major incidents such as the Uri Attack and the revocation of Article 370.
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Top 10 Contributors to Global CO2 Emissions

Written by Fatima tuz Zahra 6:44 pm

Amid rising temperatures and increasing natural disasters, climate change looms as a pressing threat. Despite strides towards renewable energy adoption, global warming persists, fueled by significant carbon dioxide emissions from various states. This infographic sheds light on the top contributors to CO2 emissions worldwide.
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Navigating Regional Dynamics: Pakistan and its Role under the SCO Umbrella

Written by Manahil Waqas 6:31 pm

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was founded in 2001 to address security concerns and resolve border disputes between Central Asian Republic states (CARs), China and Russia. Pakistan became a full member in 2017, which allowed it to develop friendly relations with CARs and dissipate hostilities with its immediate neighbors and Russia. Manahil Waqas observes that Pakistan’s geographical location is ideal for constructing an energy corridor connecting South Asia with Central Asia, that can help resolve its energy crisis and position itself as a key player in the region’s development. India has repeatedly raised objections, creating obstructions and sabotaging the entire region’s economic development.
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Pakistan at the Crossroads: BRICS Membership and Geoeconomic Realities

Written by Danial Nisar 6:35 pm

The recent BRICS summit in South Africa has highlighted the prospect of introducing an alternative unified currency for intra-member trade, potentially challenging the dominance of the US-led financial system. Danial Nisar discusses Pakistan’s dilemma and opportunities regarding its potential membership in BRICS. While joining BRICS would offer Pakistan access to new trade avenues and economic stability, policymakers must weigh the potential diplomatic implications of the decision.
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Orderly Disorder in Global Politics

Written by Tufail Abbas 9:28 pm

While exploring states’ behavior, external orientations, and extraneous engagements, Tufail Abbas comprehensively discusses how order has never been normal in global politics and how states’ self-centric proclivities result in perpetual structural anarchy and lawlessness. After comprehensively discussing the scope and substance of the liberal order, this opinion moves on to introduce its readers to a new milieu wherein China, Russia, and other revisionist nations are undertaking concerted efforts to establish a sustainable, more democratic, adaptive, and a pluralistic global operating system as a means towards taming anarchy.
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Maskirovka, A Russian Military Strategy—Is the Element of Surprise Still Relevant?

Written by Alishbah Syed 7:37 pm

Maskirovka has always been an elusive term, often times used crudely at any Russian perceived act, but there is more depth, complexity, and meaning to maskirovka than some immoral Russian trickery. It is a military art, deemed reliable since its first use against the Mongols. It is a way of war, and along with it comes the element of surprise, an under-rated part of maskirovka. Alishbah Syed explores the concept of maskirovka and the continuing relevance of surprise in it.
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Pakistan: Search for Stability by Dr. Maleeha Lodhi

Written by Pareesa Memon 8:58 pm

Pareesa Memon outlines the accomplishments and publications of Dr. Maleeha Lodhi, a prominent figure in Pakistan’s diplomatic landscape. Her review of Dr. Lodhi’s book “Pakistan: Search for Stability,” focuses on Pakistan’s political, economic, and social challenges. The book highlights the issues such as the disengaged youth, current account deficit, climate change, and more. It concludes with recommendations and solutions for said issues, including governance reforms, economic revival, youth engagement, and the strengthening of local governments.
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Major Powers’ Interests in IOR And Implications For the Region

Written by Syed Kamran Hamid Hashmi, Babar Bilal Haider and Iram Zahid 10:59 pm

The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is a critical area of focus for global powers due to its economic significance, strategic chokepoints, and natural resources. The US, China, and India are vying for dominance in the region, with new alliances and military bases being established to safeguard their interests. China and India are expected to be major engines of growth. The complex interdependence and potential threats in the IOR necessitate constructive dialogue and a balanced approach to regional security.
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Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Another Marshall Plan?

Written by Fahad Nasir 5:23 pm

Though they’re separated by more than half a century, the American Marshall Plan and China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) were both responses to global crises. Fahad Nasir provides a comparative analysis of the two financial initiatives, drawing upon the differences and similarities between the two in a comprehensive manner.
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Palestine: Nemesis of Islamic Character

Written by Lt Gen (R) Tariq Khan 9:00 pm

The conflict between Israel and Palestine is complex and has historical, military, and political dimensions. It is rooted in the illegal occupation of Palestinian land. The crisis has been analyzed extensively, but the suffering continues. Lt Gen (R) Tariq Khan states that it is crucial to take a stand, especially when innocent lives are at stake. The conflict is not about generalizations but specific incidents of legal, moral, communal, and societal violations. The historical backdrop of the conflict goes back over a century, with the concept of Zionism playing a significant role.
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[Video] The Future of Shipping | Egypt’s Suez Canal vs Israel’s Ben-Gurion Canal

Written by Paradigm Shift 9:01 pm

The Suez Canal blockage in 2021 had a significant impact on the global economy, which prompted a search for alternative trade routes. This video explores the Northern Sea Route (NSR) and Israel’s Ben-Gurion Canal as potential alternatives to the Suez Canal, analyzing their benefits, challenges, and geopolitical implications. It contemplates the role of major powers like Russia and China in shaping these trade routes and considers the future of global shipping and trade.
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Does China Really Support Palestine?

Written by Maidah Tariq 12:04 am

China has a complex relationship with Palestine and Israel. Although the economic giant has supported the Palestinian struggle for independence, it also maintains strong economic relations with Israel. China’s “Middle East policy” primarily centers around its financial investments and the BRI. It is trying to maintain these investments through diplomatic relations. According to Maidah Tariq, China has maintained a balanced stance since the initial stages of the conflict that erupted on October 7th. China has expressed support for an independent Palestinian state and the two-state solution, and it continues to work towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict.
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