Int’l Affairs

Religious Intolerance in India USCIRF recommends imposition of ‘targeted sanctions’

Religious Intolerance in India USCIRF recommends imposition of ‘targeted sanctions’ Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India’s religious bigotry has seen an exponential growth, Religious minorities, especially the Muslims, are being subjected to persecution under state patronage. This dangerously growing trend is now projecting the real image of the country to the international community. Religious intolerance and persecution of minorities has …

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Geopolitical Consequences of Covid-19 The world will never be the same

Geopolitical Consequences of Covid-19 The world will never be the same Ghufran Wakeel While the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global economy is more dramatic than any other shock in recent history, the consequences of the virus for the geopolitical order could be even more consequential. A radical shift in the global political economy may be imminent in …

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Erdoğan & the Question of Resurrection of the Ottoman Empire

Erdoğan & the Question of Resurrection of the Ottoman Empire Abdul Rasool Syed What Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is poised to do after the expiration of the Treaty of Lausanne by 2023? Is he really endeavoring to resurrect the Ottoman Caliphate? Almost every political discourse, nowadays, led by political luminaries, spin doctors and academicians, revolves around such questions. The whole world …

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Covid-19 and US-China Tussle A lose-lose proposition that will do damage worldwide

Covid-19 and US-China Tussle A lose-lose proposition that will do damage worldwide Shafqat Javed Covid-19 is becoming a key element in US-China relations. The pandemic has aggravated the already sinking US-China relationship attributed to the two countries’ trade, technology and geopolitical wars. The United States is increasingly blaming China for the spread of the coronavirus, the damage it has done …

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Covid-19 Response Will it accelerate the Shift in Power from the West to the East?

Covid-19 Response Will it accelerate the Shift in Power from the West to the East? Athar Mansoor Our century is witnessing a tectonic shift in global power and influence from the West to the East. In his book, “The New Asian Hemisphere: The Irresistible Shift of Global Power to the East,” Kishore Mahbubani, a former Dean and Professor in Practice …

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The Future of the European Union

The Future of the European Union Aftab Abbasi  Leaders of the European Union have been, of late, insisting that the 27-nation bloc needed to change. For instance, at the end of a frustrating six-hour teleconference with EU leaders at the end of March 2020, French president Emmanuel Macron warned that the Covid-19 pandemic was challenging “the survival of the European …

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The Brexit Issue

The Brexit Issue. The Henry VIII period laid the foundations of the growth of modern English nationalism. A growing consciousness of Englishness with the background of historical, social and religious support crystallized as a new attitude of the English nation. This new formation of consciousness brought a new attitude of superiority to the English people.

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Growing Xenophobia Amis covid-19

Growing Xenophobia Amis covid-19 Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, a concomitant pandemic named as xenophobia has also engulfed the whole world. As per reported incidents so far, xenophobia, more specifically Sinophobia, is surging at an exponential rate across the globe. Stigmatization of Chinese people in the wake of outbreak of coronavirus has become new normal. People now look at Chinese with …

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