Commentaries & Articles
China Accused of Practicing Racial Discrimination by United Nations Watchdog Body
China’s aggressive efforts to position itself as a global leader recently came under challenge at the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), the global watch dog on racial discrimination.
Making Sense of Missile Shield
The media picks up the tag line "India puts up a missile shield" every time there is news related, one way or the other, to the plan to acquire a surface-to-air-missile (SAM) system. The so called "missile shield" filled the media space when there was a talk of S-400 system.
समकालिक चुनाव: सहमति, असहमति और समाधान
समकालिक चुनाव अर्थात एक साथ सभी चुनाव कराने का मुद्दा इसबीच चर्चा में है। इसको लेकर पक्ष और विपक्ष में अनेक तर्क रखे जाते रहे हैं। इसके बावजूद यह दौर समकालिक चुनावों पर बहस के लिहाज से सर्वाधिक अनुकूल दौर माना जा सकता है। ऐसा मानने के पीछे कारण, केंद्र के सत्ताधारी दल का समकालिक चुनावों पक्ष में होना है।
Pakistan Economy: Challenges Ahead for the New Government
Now that Imran Khan has assumed the office of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, the most pressing challenge for him would be the management of Pakistan’s economy. These revolve around mounting debt (both domestic and external), growing Chinese loans
Pakistan’s New Government: Are there reasons for Hope?
The 2018 General Elections in Pakistan are over and the Imran Khan led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Party (PTI) emerged as the single largest Party in the National Assembly, and formed the Government. Most of the parties alleged rigging and refused to accept the election results.
Building Dams with Donations
So dire is Pakistan’s financial health that it has been reduced to mobilise money from individual donors to build infrastructure projects which will cost hundreds of thousands of crores of rupees. In his first speech after becoming the Prime Minister, Imran Khan said that Diamer-Bhasha Dam was crucial for Pakistan
Current International Order in Flux: Opportunities and Threats
Early this year, a Rand Corporation researcher wrote: “…. we find specific causal evidence that the elements of the order (International Order) were either a necessary condition or a strongly contributing variable to realising values ranging from tens of billions of dollars
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