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India on the global stage

Fresh from the success of the moon landing, India hosted world leaders at the G20 summit in its capital Delhi on September 9-10. Meticulously prepared and lavishly hosted by the…

China invites global investors for rare meeting

China’s financial regulators have invited some of the world’s biggest investors to a rare symposium next week, three sources said, seeking to encourage foreigners to keep investing in the world’s…

Emergence of new global currency

As the sun was settling down on the British Empire, the US was flexing its economic and arsenal might to get crowned as the next Superpower by replacing Britain. With…

Global acclaim, local defame

Wonderful, Awful. Best, Worst. Developing, Destroying. Rising, falling. Good, bad. This is not a test of opposites in grammar, rather a test of intent and view point in evaluating Pakistan’s…

Pakistan’s place in a globalized world

In an increasingly globalised world, we are geographically very beneficially at the crossroads separating South Asia with Central Asia and the Middle East, this must be converted to our geo-political…

Big global trends – 21st century

The world is a dynamo. Approximately 7.6 billion people (nobody knows the exact number). Different religions, nationalities, beliefs and agendas. 20th century was a tumultuous one. But two main events…

Genesis of global populism

The concept of ‘illiberal democracy’ introduced by a US scholar, Fareed Zakaria, has enjoyed a notable currency. While Zakaria defined this concept negatively, considering it as a valid description for…

Afghanistan under the global spotlight

Afghanistan is said to be a reality that is neither apparent to senses nor obvious to the intelligence. This landlocked country is known for successfully frustrating the Mongolian, British and…

Global democracy under attack despite biden push

US President Joe Biden has vowed a major push to promote democracy worldwide. But since he took office, democracy has faced repeated setbacks. Among three nations whose democratic transitions had…

The dwindling sanctity of global regulators

Post-World War-II, the victorious nations, spearheaded by the US, pledged to make the world a safer place to live in. This led to the emergence of the United Nations (UN)…