Global Perspectives

NYSBA Webinar: Global Perspectives on Alternative Dispute Resolution

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) organised a webinar on 22 May, 2020 titled “Global Perspectives for a Changing ADR Landscape”. Several law...
Ertugrul Gazi

Ertugrul Gazi not really a Turkish cultural invasion

I have scant appetite for long serials so aside from the occasional Pakistani drama that my wife mandates and I must endure, have not...
religion in International relations

Religion in world politics: Emergence of the concept of Ghazwa-e-Hind

For decades, our understanding of International Relations (IR) as an academic discipline remained confined to the study of the interconnectedness of politics, economics and...
Kashmir

How God turned the whole world into Kashmir: Divine Retribution?

The ongoing lockdown across countries and regions due to COVID-19 has cheered many enthusiastic people of Kashmir. Not that they are heartless, insensitive to...
Turkish drama

Turkish drama Ertugrul criticised for all the wrong reasons

At the start of the holy month of Ramadan, PTV started telecast of famous Turkish historical fiction and adventure drama series ‘Dirilis: Ertugrul’. The...
Scientific inquiry

Faith or Scientific inquiry? Muslim world in disarray 

The power of religious faith to bring solace to the human heart during times of grief is unparalleled. It comforts a grieving mother whose...
Covid-19 outbreak

Covid-19 outbreak & the future of pandemics

New York governor Andrew Cuomo has become the articulate, compassionate political face of government competence in fighting a pandemic.That’s quite an achievement for a...
Iran

Iran accidently sacrifices Chabahar, Afghan border security takes precedence

The recent political crisis that exploded between Iran and Afghanistan after the former's security forces were accused of forcing over 50 of the latter's...
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Covid-19: Keep this in mind before easing the lockdown

As the government is moving from lockdown to easing restrictions on businesses and allowing some normalcy, we must remember, Pakistan is not out of...
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‘Only the danda can fix this nation’

Covid-19 has turned the collective gaze of society inwards in more ways than one. Families in the subcontinent and world over have begun to...
Nazi Germany

The day Hitler lost the Second World War

Three-quarters of a century ago the Third Reich lay in ruins, its ruler Adolf Hitler dead, having shot himself in the right temple with...
International Criminal Court

Utilizing International Criminal Court to avert future Balakot-style attacks

It’s been 9 months since 5th August 2019, the day India abrogated Article 370 of its Constitution and split Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) into...
bio warfare covid-19

Bio warfare: The masterminds of COVID-19

Pakistan is fighting the battle against COVID-19 alongside global populations. At some point, the country will have to enforce a total nationwide curfew under...
lockdown in Pakistan

Whose lockdown version is better? Sindh or Central?

The lockdown controversy surrounding the Sindh province which favours a strict lockdown, while the federal government insists on a much milder form continues to...
Countering Islamophobia

Countering Islamophobia by studying literature

Back in 2019, Pakistan presented a six-point mechanism in the United Nations (UN) against Islamophobia and hate narratives. It was a much needed and...
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Coronavirus battle: Why not a collective response?

There is a miasma of despair that is staring into our faces because of the coronavirus. It is not just because of the rising...
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A pressure cooker situation in Kashmir

The world has been hit hard by the novel coronavirus. Almost everything has come to a standstill. Life has never been so calm yet...
Price War

Saudi Arabia’s MBS struggles as geopolitics gets out of hand

Oil Price War: Saudi US RiftCombatting the coronavirus and coping with the pandemic’s economic fallout may be Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s...
China leadership role

China takes over the world leadership role abandoned by US

For nearly a century, or at least three-quarters of one, the United States has embraced a leadership role in the international arena. From World...
sovereign immunity

Covid-19: Say no to conspiracy theories or invite another crisis

United States’ President Donald Trump thinks that COVID19 is a `Chinese virus’. Conspiracy theories are making rounds that the virus was compounded in a...
product-driven research in Pakistan

Pakistan: A sleeping technology giant

The output of scientific research if not directed and applied is paper publication. After research comes development and its application is followed by the...
Ehsas Emergency

Ehsas Emergency Program: Making it work

Data is prerequisite for making informed decision and policy making. This is important for relief work in general and Ehsas Emergency Program in particular....
Israel Azerbaijan alliance

Hidden motives behind Israel-Azerbaijan alliance

Populated by fluent Hebrew speakers, the Israel desk of Armenia’s foreign ministry waited back in 1991 in the wake of the collapse of the...
Kashmir freedom fighter

Kashmir issue will not be settled by means of speeches & majority decisions but...

Kashmir issue is the unfinished agenda of the Partition in 1947 which was left behind by the British. This has bedevilled Indo-Pakistan relations. The...
Ramzan

Ramzan: Less-known benefits of fasting

Ramzan is one of the most sacred months of the Islamic calendar. In this blessed month, the holy Quran was revealed and fasting was...
Modi's india

Modi’s India is no more white & green; it is all saffron

The lynching of two sadhus and their driver at Dhabadi-Khanvel road near Gadchinchale Palghar, while they were going to Silvassa reveals how abysmal the...
Pakistan

How Pakistan became safer than New York

Let me go out on a limb and say something that could come back and haunt me. Pakistan is doing well at managing the...
Pakistan

Pakistan: Leaders must be elected, not imposed

No, political leadership cannot be fabricated. Pakistan is a living proof of this flawed approach. The Chaudhrys of Gujrat, Sharifs of Lahore, Wattoos of...
USA

How will COVID-19 shape the world politics?

During the Cold War, the two antagonists – the USA and former Soviet Union - in their bid to safeguard the vital western and...
kickstart the economy

How to kickstart the economy whilst keeping people safe?

Imran Khan’s government seems to have adopted a prudent approach by gradually starting the process of re-opening the economy, while side by side trying...

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Once upon a Virus: Chinese state media makes fun of US

Chinese state media network, has released a video that mocks the United States' coronavirus response. It tries to 'expose' and belittle Trump Administration's claims...

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