July, 2015

Dealing with the Heat Wave Crisis

Dealing with the Heat Wave Crisis

Pakistan has suffered a worst heat wave in June 2015, mostly affecting the areas of Sindh, Southern Punjab and Baluchistan. Some cities particularly Karachi, Sibi, Larkana, Hyderabad and many districts in Tharparkar etc. had reached highest recorded temperatures of around 49 °C resulting in deaths of more than 1400 people. The major causes for such […]

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SCO comes of Age

SCO comes of Age

President Vladimir Putin opened the 2015 Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit by announcing the acceptance of Pakistan and India as members. He said Belarus would obtain observer status, joining Afghanistan, Iran and Mongolia, while Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cambodia and Nepal would be welcomed as “dialogue partners.” The SCO leaders have expressed hope that Iran also would […]

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مودی سے ملاقات ۔۔۔۔ ایک جائزہ

مودی سے ملاقات ۔۔۔۔ ایک جائزہ

مودی نے برسرِ اقتدار آنے کے بعد پوری کوشش کی کہ پاکستان کو سفارتی سطح پر عالمی برادری میں تنہا کر دیا جائے ۔ اس حوالے سے ایک جانب پچیس اگست 2014 کو ہونے والی خارجہ سیکرٹری ملاقات کو یک طرفہ طور پر منسوخ کیا گیا تو دوسری جانب تقریباً چار ماہ تک ’’ ایل […]

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Stretching NATO to Asia-Pacific

Stretching NATO to Asia-Pacific

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) came into being to defend Europe from the communist threat during the cold war having primary mandate in European theater. The cold war ended with the defeat of communism and former Soviet Union. Therefore, the logic demanded NATOs end too but it did not happen and the world saw […]

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US & Asia’s Security Structure

US & Asia’s Security Structure

Asia is experiencing major changes in its security architecture. The rise of the Asia-Pacific region may well prove to be the single most transformative geopolitical shift of the 21st century. The phenomenal development and growing might of China have not only disturbed America but also its partner states since a powerful China could only challenge […]

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AIIB: A hope for developing countries

AIIB: A hope for developing countries

As Greece struggles to manage its debt trap, it has already swallowed the humble pie of being a defaulter. Negotiations for a cash-for-reform package between Athens and its creditors broke down over the previous weekend and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Trspras called a surprise referendum to vote on whether to accept further austerity or risk […]

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کشمیر ، کراچی اور ’’را

کشمیر ، کراچی اور ’’را

اپنے قیامِ کے روزِ اول سے پاکستان کی ہمیشہ سے خواہش اور کوشش رہی ہے کہ دنیا کے سبھی ملکوں خصوصاً اپنے ہمسایوں کے ساتھ برابری کی سطح اور عدم مداخلت کی بنیاد پر تعلقات استوار کیے جائیں اور اپنے اس مقصد میں پاکستان کو بڑی حد تک کامیابی بھی ملی کیونکہ عالمی برادری کے […]

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Assessing Turkey’s Post-Election Scenario

Assessing Turkey’s Post-Election Scenario

Recep Tayyip Erdoðan, a man who has held power in Turkey from last 13 years, perhaps over-reached in elections this time. He wanted the voters to back his political constitutional reforms, instead he has been handed over a weak parliamentary majority. Election polls in Turkey have revealed interesting results. Justice and Development Party (AK Party) […]

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