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

By   /  April 11, 2018  /  Analysis  /  No Comments

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   /  April 4, 2018  /  Analysis  /  No Comments

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   /  February 3, 2018  /  Analysis  /  No Comments

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   /  February 3, 2018  /  Analysis  /  No Comments

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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What makes up the $300 billion GDP of Pakistan

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  Analysis  /  No Comments

  GDP, or the gross domestic product is the gross monetary market value of all final goods and services in a fiscal period, measured by the market’s governing authority. What this means is that financial authorities sit together once a year or once a quarter, look at the tax receipts of manufacturers, growers and services […]

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