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Hariri’s Dramatic Resignation

Hariri’s Dramatic Resignation

Amid the turmoil in the Middle East, the abrupt resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri has left the Lebanese and political commentators perplexed. This development is perceived disturbing for two main reasons. First, the former Prime Minister was considered the keystone for internal stability of Lebanon’s diverse polity. Second, Saad Hariri’s resignation is associated […]

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Shifting Alliances in Middle East

Shifting Alliances in Middle East

While the defeat of ISIS has been lauded in the media as it will bring an end to the misery of the Iraqi’s who suffered at the hands of terrorists and were displaced, however, presence of a myriad of actors in the Iraq, the precarious reconciliation process, intertwining interests will have deeper repercussions for the […]

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Will Iran protests yield results?

Will Iran protests yield results?

On the eve of the New Year, a new wave of protests greeted the government of Iran. Thousands of people took to the streets to protest against the incumbent government and raised slogans against a range of issues: economic grievances, political dictatorship and misplaced foreign policy priorities. To quash the popular uprising, Rouhani-led reformist government […]

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Extremism and Peace

Extremism and Peace

The terrorist attack on the Agricultural Training Institute, Peshawar killed nine people and injured 32, mostly students. The launching of attack on the day of Eid Mildun Nabi, raises the question that how a person by hurting others can be the follower of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Islam is a religion of peace and balance, we […]

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A Perilous Voyage of Self Determination

A Perilous Voyage of Self Determination

Whilst the UN resolution on Kashmir, calling for the referendum to decide Kashmir’s future, India remained consistent with the use of force to dictate its unlawful occupation. The 1948 resolution clearly states that accession of Jammu and Kashmir will be decided through plebiscite. Contrary to that, 70 years of brutal occupation by India against the […]

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The death knell of the two-state solution?

The death knell of the two-state solution?

On December 6, 2017, President Donald Trump officially recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, plunging the fraught region into a new crisis. It has also led to speculations and warnings that by reversing its decades-long policy-based on UN Security Council Resolution 242, advocating a political settlement of Israel-Palestine conflict along the pre-June 1967 borders, […]

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Right of Unborn Generations

Right of Unborn Generations

People around the world are plagued by the influences of changing climate. It affects everybody, everywhere. One Planet Summit in Paris held on 12 December 2017 went to by different heads of states, to exhibit their help for quickened worldwide endeavors to battle environmental change and to deal with on the most proficient method to […]

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US national security strategy & concerns in Pakistan

US national security strategy & concerns in Pakistan

US new National Security Strategy announced by President Donald Trump on December 18, 2017 has raised several questions regarding its implication for global and regional geo-politics. The strategy is criticised by various countries as it is contrary to the ground realities and mostly based on US geo-political interests rather than rationality and cooperative order. Many […]

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