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Life-saving infographics on COVID-19

By   3 days ago

By: Zeeshan Salahuddin – The Center for Research and Security Studies

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    A Different World Post COVID-19?

    By   20 hours ago

    Gen.(Rtd) Tariq Khan This is what is doing the rounds. It is an attempt to create a social divide in an already divided country. Everyone knows that the bulk of the virus infection was brought in through Taftan. These are those zealous people who were living parts of the Ziarat. They comprised the uneducated, the […]

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    COVID-19 Paralyses New York

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    Jehangir Khattak – Matrix Magazine This is incredibly scary; the city had 185 confirmed cases on March 14 and exploded to 30,000 by the evening of March 28. The number for the New York state stood at at least 52,318, with at least 728 COVID-19 induced deaths. This means around 46 percent of the national […]

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    Iran After Soleimani

    By   2 weeks ago

    To say that 2020 has been a maelstrom of epic proportions might be an under-statement. With Iran and the US going toe to toe at the beginning of the year, the ongoing battle between Turkey and the Syrian Regime in Idlib, the riots in Delhi and the rapidly growing COVID-19 pandemic causing panic around the […]

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    Remembering Jinnah

    By   2 weeks ago

    The terrible violence against Muslims by rampaging Hindu mobs in Dehli with the full support of the State, fuelled by Modi’s Hindu India’s madness, should put at rest the rumblings of those who even today question the creation of Pakistan and in their view “the desertion” of the Muslims left behind in India. This mistaken belief postulates […]

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    Afghanistan: Shun The Past For a Better Future

    By   2 weeks ago

    Imtiaz Gul After years, if not decades, an unequivocal message is resonating out of Islamabad; Pakistan desires a sovereign, democratic, united, stable and prosperous Afghanistan.  From the PM’s Office to the GHQ – all key stakeholders continue to convey to Afghan visitors as well as through the media this guiding principle of the country’s Afghan […]

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    Rethinking Pakistan’s Relations with the GCC

    Rethinking Pakistan’s Relations with the GCC

    By   3 months ago

    There it is. “Imran Khan bows out of Malaysia Summit”. Written in big, bold letters across most mainstream regional newspapers. One cannot help but think, what a world we live in where those who stand by us during our lowest points have to be shunned in place of those who couldn’t care less. Malaysia and […]

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    Pakistan’s role in assisting the Bosnians during the Yugoslavian War of 1991

    By   2 years ago

    Oft-forgotten is the role Pakistan played in turning the tide of the Bosnian War vis a vis countering the Serbian Army and aiding Bosnian Muslims. The conflict was thrust into the spotlight when General Ratko Mladić (or the Butcher of Bosnia), the Chief of the Serbian Army, led an ethnic cleansing campaign of Bosnians. Having […]

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    Formulating A New Approach to Middle Eastern Politics

    By   2 years ago

    The outlook towards Arab states from a Western international relations standpoint has been fraught with misinterpretations and mis-understandings of the actual ground realities. In contemporary IR, the concepts of realism and social constructivism are looked at as being mutually exclusive. In my view, I believe that the best way to view Arab states in IR […]

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    The Transformation of Political Islam in Pakistan from a predominantly unifying element to a divisive one

    By   2 years ago

    Pakistan has gone through many different make-overs and structural changes over its short history and one of its biggest components, political Islam, has also had varying effects on the country. However, as a result of decades of political and social unrest, political Islam has transformed from being a predominately unifying force to one that has […]

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    The origins of Boko Haram and the factors that facilitated its rise from obscurity.

    By   2 years ago

    Radicalisation is a poisonous aspect of the contemporary world which has taken a hold in many different parts of the globe. One such place is Nigeria and through the emergence of Boko Haram in the northern areas of the country, the deadly origins and effects of radicalisation in Nigeria can be understood. Firstly, the history […]

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      Press Freedom in Pakistan: Some Questions to CPJ

      By   20 hours ago

      A veteran Pakistani journalist and author challenges CPJ’s statement in support of the owner of Pakistan’s largest media group, advising it to raise its voice for the Pakistani journalists who are being exploited by media owners and not paid for months.Posted on 03/31/20By Imtiaz Gul | Via ViewsWeek Let me clarify at the outset: No believer in […]

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      Pakistan’s Corona Options

      By   1 week ago

      There’s a battle raging in Pakistan over the Corona crisis, especially on the strategy.  Whether we should go for a soft mitigation strategy of self imposed social distancing or through a harsh state mandated suppression strategy of forced lock-down. While there’s limited data on eventual outcomes, so far we know that harsh suppression is far […]

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      Winds of Change in South Asia

      By   2 months ago

      Three weeks ago, Bangladesh shut off all mobile services along its 4,156 km long border with India. Such a drastic step for a nation that is for all intents and purposes a client state of India is quite reflective of a change in mood in the Awami League’s camp. The reason for this? Security reasons […]

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      The New Middle East: The World After the Arab Spring written by Paul Danaher, A Book Review

      By   2 years ago

      Paul Danaher has been the BBC’s bureau chief of several high profile regions such as the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia and currently, North America. He ran the entire news operation in the regions and even helped the BBC to win an Emmy for its 2013 coverage of the Syrian Crisis.[1] (Middle East Institute) […]

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        The Effect of the War in Afghanistan to Pakistan’s Economy

        By   2 years ago

        “Do more” is the call resounding today throughout the halls of the White House with regards to Pakistan’s alleged facilitation of the Afghan Taliban. This is by no means a novel American approach to dealing with Pakistan and its complex relationship with some of the groups that both nations had promoted during the 1979 Soviet […]

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