Tag: United States

From Debt Burden to Economic Growth: A Roadmap for Pakistan’s Recovery

Written by Faryal Khan 9:17 pm

Faryal Khan discusses pakistan’s external debt and liabilities, proposing measures for the country’s economic recovery and growth. Drawing inspiration from successful examples and policies implemented by other countries, this article suggests policies such as improving the investment climate, reducing the cost of doing business, promoting renewable energy, and implementing microfinance policies. By adopting these policies, Pakistan can create a favourable business environment, attract more investment, and ultimately boost its economy. This proposed roadmap aims to help Pakistan transition from a debt burden to a path of economic growth and prosperity.
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Navigating the Sino-US Rivalry: Pakistan’s Strategic Dilemma

Written by Yashfa Ahsan 12:12 pm

Yashfa Ahsan reflects on Pakistan’s intricate position amid the Sino-US rivalry. The South Asian state’s strategic location demands a multifaceted and balanced approach in its foreign policy and international relations. The author acknowledges the implications of India and the US’s engagement in the Indian Ocean Region for Pakistan’s security and economy. Bearing this in mind, she emphasizes that, with key players like India, Iran, and Afghanistan drawn into this rivalry, Pakistan must establish itself as a reliable economic and strategic partner for the states involved.
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Orientalism by Edward Said

Written by Khadija Kafeel 9:23 pm

Orientalism, a seminal book penned by eminent writer Edward W. Said, is renowned across the globe for its overwhelming and perceptive critique of Orientalist discourse. Edward Said has delineated the West’s contemptuous and disdainful depiction of the East (Orient) as irrational, credulous, and exotic. The book vehemently censures the prevalent stereotypes, biases, and essentializations that have sculpted the Western outlook on the Orient. He alleges that the imaginative construction of “we vs they” has fulfilled the interests of the West, providing a rationale for western imperialism, despoilment, and cultural preeminence.
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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: 10 Years and Beyond

Written by Ayesha Shaikh 7:18 pm

It’s been a decade since the inauguration of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a $50 billion project under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). While many believe that the project has failed in many respects, Ayesha Shaikh shares what it is and what it isn’t.
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BRICS’ New Members: Changing Tides & the Impact on the US

Written by Aqsa Shaukat 7:49 pm

BRICS, a group comprising the world’s strongest economies, has been overlooked in the past. However, today, it has emerged on the global political stage as a formidable force. Aqsa Shaukat assesses the changing dynamics of BRICS to determine whether it will pose a threat to the established Western political order. From introducing its own currency to welcoming new members, the group is now on its way to achieving independence from Western influence.
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BRICS Currency: Reshaping Global Economics

Written by Sibra Waseem 7:36 pm

Sibra Waseem asserts that the US interest rate rise, monetary policy, and geopolitical tensions on global trade prices have fed the move for a BRICS currency. Where approximately 88% of worldwide commerce is currently handled in US dollars and accounts for 58% of global foreign exchange reserves, the BRICS currency would certainly shift the tides of geoeconomics. She, however, notes that the possibility of a BRICS currrency is marred by tensions between states comprising the powerful bloc.
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Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power

Written by Hira Shabir 7:00 pm

“Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power” by Robert Kaplan is a captivating exploration of the geopolitics, history, and culture of the Indian Ocean. Published in 2010, the book seamlessly weaves together Kaplan’s personal travel experiences with strategic analysis and geopolitical insights. The title cleverly draws parallels between the region’s unpredictability and the monsoon, underscoring its significance in global power dynamics. Overall, it serves as a concise guide to understanding the past, present, and future of this crucial region
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Reclaiming Glory: Türkiye’s Rise Under Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Written by Sibra Waseem 7:51 pm

Türkiye has been on a mission to reclaim its previous glory under the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan’s unwavering support for international Muslims, as well as his criticism of US policies, have thrust him into the center of international discourse. Despite the polarized public opinion, Türkiye has improved its military capabilities and emerged as a significant player in the weapons market, contributing to its growing global dominance. Much to the chagrin of the United States, it has formed strategic relationships with countries such as Russia and China, diversifying its alliances and impacting regional dynamics.
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Oppenheimer: Recorded History vs Glossed Reels

Written by Hafsa Ammar 8:18 pm

In this day and age, everyone who is chronically online knows to take any form of media or information with a grain of salt; the same should be the case with Christopher Nolan’s groundbreaking new film ‘Oppenheimer’ which was released just last month on 21st July 2023. Based on the book ‘American Prometheus’ by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, the highly anticipated movie had a budget of around $100 million. Records broke around the globe as people rushed to theaters and cinemas to catch the earliest screenings. Nolan has been known to create intellectually challenging films such as Tenet, Inception, Interstellar, and more which make the viewers question not only the laws of physics but of reality as well. Oppenheimer, too, has not deviated from this path. Is the movie an accurate depiction of history, or has it instead been portrayed to advance American heroism?
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Largest Airliners in the World (2022)

Written by Paradigm Shift 8:40 pm

The adventure through the skies would be impossible without the magnificent giants, so this infographic will share details about the five largest airliners in the world as of 2022. Four carriers belong to the United States, while the fifth is Irish.
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The New Confessions of an Economic Hitman

Written by Khawaja Arsalan 8:26 pm

John Perkins’ The New Confessions of an Economic Hitman was published in 2004 as an unofficial sequel to Confessions of an Economic Hitman. It is a thought-provoking and eye-opening autobiography that shares the writer’s personal experience as an economic hitman. It provides an in-depth understanding of world politics and international financial system manipulations to propagate the Super Powers’ hegemony across the globe. The book takes the readers through a journey, starting with the author’s childhood life, and how he grew into becoming an economic hitman during the ’70s and ’80s. Perkins later became a whistleblower, revealing the strategies used by the US and international organizations to lure underprivileged nations into debt traps to increase their influence across the globe.
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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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The Geopolitics of China’s Digital Silk Road

Written by Fizza Batool 7:30 pm

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the greatest infrastructure project in the world, has a component called the Digital Silk Road that intends to increase digital connectivity and collaboration among the participating countries. Established in 2015, it spans a variety of industries including satellite navigation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, e-commerce, and telecommunications, stretching Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. The Digital Silk Road is motivated by China’s desire to open new markets as well as to shift the global digital order away from the United States.
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The Arctic Region: A New Frontier for Geostrategic Competition

Written by Fizza Batool 7:38 pm

The Arctic region is witnessing a surge in geostrategic competition. It has attracted the attention of several key players, each with their own interests and motivations. Russia, for example, sees the Arctic as a strategic area for resource extraction and military dominance. Meanwhile, the United States is concerned about maintaining its influence in the region in the midst of China’s increasing economic and strategic involvement. The competing interests of these nations are shaping the geostrategic competition in the Arctic and have the potential to impact global dynamics.
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The New Global World Order: Aging Gracefully

Written by Huzaifah Sehgal 7:31 pm

The end of the Cold War marked the beginning of American exceptionalism, as we know it now. The three decades following the fall of the Berlin Wall witnessed the capricious acts of the US, from its unilateral wars to blatant violations of other international rules and norms. However, since the 2007 economic meltdown, the doctrine of American exceptionalism has faced decadence as has the economic growth of the country. Meanwhile, other factors, such as the rise of China, the resurgence of Russia, and the nuclear proliferation of other countries kept on playing their fair share in bringing the world to a multipolar environment.
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The World’s Power Distribution from Pax Americana to Asianization: A New Geopolitical Landscape

Written by Maria Mansab 8:32 pm

A multipolar world could hardly be considered elusive, given the intensity of the geopolitical currents. And while the US is still standing tall, for how long will it be able to do so with China taking the lead in global affairs? The US would eventually be forced to take extreme action or risk losing its status as a global power and becoming irrelevant as the world moves to multipolarity.
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Fame, Filters, and Folly: The Captivating World of Social Media Influencers

Written by Imama Khan 12:00 pm

In the digital age, social media has now become a pervasive part of our everyday lives, brimming with a plethora of content from a myriad of “influencers” and self-proclaimed celebrities. Attracting a throng of admirers, the lavish lifestyles and “positive vibes” generated by many of these influencers have created an almost cult-like following. Whilst many are motivated by a sincere admiration for these stars and their online personas, the worrying truth is, it is driving an ever-growing number into complete fandom and fanatic devotion.
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