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A Different World Post COVID-19?

By   /  April 1, 2020  /  Analysis  /  No Comments

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

By   /  March 30, 2020  /  Analysis  /  No Comments

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   /  March 18, 2020  /  Analysis  /  No Comments

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   /  March 17, 2020  /  Analysis  /  No Comments

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   /  March 17, 2020  /  Analysis  /  No Comments

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

By   /  December 23, 2019  /  Analysis  /  No Comments

Rethinking Pakistan’s Relations with the GCC

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   /  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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