Akif Sattar

  • Take away of President Trump’s maiden visit to Saudi Arabia was a clearly stated US foreign policy towards Middle East, which had remained ambiguous throughout Obama’s tenure. Unsurprisingly, the policy is the clear manifestation of real-politik, where values have no permanence than ...

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  • Pakistan is blessed to have 40% arable (plough-able) land. Most of the countries on the world map do not have that percentage of land for their agricultural growth. Though agricultural growth is not a prerequisite for a prosperous economy, yet, it can provide self-sufficient food and raw material ...

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  • Today, Pakistan is witnessing historical economic activity and investment under the famous China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Canvas of the developmental projects is really far-reaching and encompasses local, national and regional markets. Actually, CPEC is more like a regional connectivity ...

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  • After the six-day war with Arabs in 1967, it had become evident to Israel that the strip of West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem were strategically important for its defence. It, therefore, introduced a long-term policy of settlements to diffuse any chances of war in the future. Israel might have ...

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  • It was reported by the UNHCR Refugee Agency that more than 3,50,000 Afghan refugees, documented and undocumented had returned from Pakistan to Afghanistan so far in 2016. The most widely discussed case was of the Afghan girl once photographed by National Geographic, Sharbat Gula. Her case was not ...

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  • The formulation of military alliances is a part of the strategic calculus of international politics, global military operations and interventions. Unfortunately, there is no central system which could authorise the legitimacy of military alliances at a global level. Some military alliances have ...

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  • Friendship and Statesmanship are not two different types of “ships” rather entirely opposite to each other sailing in the reverse directions. These two cannot navigate in the same direction. One has to manage these two ships disjointedly instead of making them sail ...

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