Usama Nizamani

  • TThe post-World War II led to the development of an edifice based on what came to known as liberal world order. The hallmark of this world order is that it is constituted on adherence to norms, values and multilateralism. Adherence to these values suggests a way of overcoming anarchy in ...

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  • TBlame it on populist Hindutva forces or BJP’s revisionist ambitions. BJP-led India has abrogated Article 370 and 35-A of Indian Constitution, which offered a cover of constitutional protections to Indian occupied territories of Jammu and Kashmir. Now the velvet glove has come off and the iron ...

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  • TIn the wee hours of February 26, 2019, Indian Air Force carried out an act of aggression against Pakistan. It crossed the Line of Control, and eventually its aggressive act violated Pakistan’s sovereignty. Fleeing Indian Mirage Indian Air Force jets hastily released bombs which landed in open ...

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  • TThe recent two day visit of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman from 17-18 February 2019 ushered Pakistan-Saudi Relations into a new era. The combination of two factors deserves attention to this end. Firstly, Pakistan’s leadership particularly new government under Prime Minister Imran ...

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  • TThe launch of an encompassing e-governance app Citizen’s Portal Pakistan on October 28th, 2018 was a welcoming call. The platform provides citizens with an alternative platform to file their complaints to Prime Minister’s office, which then directly relays those complaints to relevant ...

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  • TThe heinous anti-Semitic shootout on October, 2018, which resulted in the deaths of eleven victims, including law enforcement officials took American society and world by surprise. The perpetrator Robert Bowers, the lone wolf attacker of this dreadful crime had a history of harboring anti-Semitic ...

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  • TThe arrival of President Donald Trump has not only affected the domestic politics, it has immensely impacted the foreign policy of the world’s sole super power as well. President Trump has unabashedly expressed his dissatisfaction with allies such as NATO members for not contributing more ...

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  • THaving taken a plunge during much of the past two decades, The Pakistani cinema industry has witnessed a revival after suffering a steep decline during the 1980s. Since 2012, the movies produced by the Pakistani cinema have received wide acclamation and positive reviews in the realm of ...

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  • TAs elections draw nearer, a consistent observation keeps validating itself. Election campaign advertisements across the continuum appear to be centring around one constant. That particular element remains to be the cult of personalities. From left, center to right, individual leaders (living and ...

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  • TIn the post-independence era South Asia has remained witnessed to number of conflicts, and it still does. Be it wars between states, and intrastate conflicts the role of militaries has been central as primary protagonists. In twentieth wars between India and Pakistan in 1947, 1965, 1971, and 1999, ...

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  • TAfter the completion of the FATF plenary the news was finally broken and ultimately after a lapse of days it was confirmed by Foreign Office, that Pakistan will be placed on the ‘grey-list’ by FAFTA in June, 2018. Based on reports Pakistan will submit its new action plan in May. Will ...

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  • TDeradicalisation is an arduous process for any country, which has remained afflicted with the threat of terrorism. The same has stood true for Pakistan, which after undertaking successful military operations such as Rah-e-Rast, Rah-e-Nijat, and Zarb-e-Azb, has been carrying out initiatives across ...

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  • TTrailing back in history is fraught with contradictions. While Pakistan’s inevitable decision to enter the Afghan theater has attracted a reflex like criticism, but critics at home have done dishonesty to history by ignoring that the state had no alternative towards the irony it was faced ...

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