Zahra Niazi

  • As for many, the terms republic and democracy are either way synonymous with one another. In other words, one can say that a republic is a country having a liberal democratic government given the general perception that a republic is an end product of the voting or the electoral procedures. This ...

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  • One of the prerequisites for hegemony, be it global or regional, is the maintenance of a strong alliance system for the reason that hegemony can either be achieved through persuasion or coercion. America although has employed the latter too but has for decades enjoyed a strong alliance system in ...

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  • Currently, the U.S. dollar is the world’s dominant reserve as well as transactional currency that implies the necessity for any financial transaction between any two foreign parties being approved by the US financial system. But the recent US policies particularly the imposition of primary ...

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  • Today, the Islamic State’s Khorasan front poses a challenge to the regional peace and stability and has added to the already deteriorating regional security situation. And the present scenario alludes that the group will continue to gain momentum in the years to come. Presently, a crisis ...

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  • There is a widely held belief that if the current diplomacy works in the context of the Afghan peace process, it will lead to a durable peace in Afghanistan. But as a matter of fact, peace can never be entirely imposed from the outside. It needs to be supplemented with several measures at the ...

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  • China has been contesting American hegemony on a global level as some would say. Others would argue that it only intends to compete against US for regional hegemony and not global hegemony for it does not possess the capability to do so. Contrary to all these claims, Xi Jinping has assured that ...

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  • The opportunities offered by the CPEC project are undeniable and manifest but can we ignore its socio-cultural impact? The influence of Eurocentric concepts on our society is evident today, which is a result of an era of colonialism and white supremacy. Globalisation has already resulted in the ...

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