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Why UNSC reform is elusive

THE world has seen sweeping geopolitical changes over the past 70 years. The international landscape has been fundamentally transformed by the dispersion of power more widely among states. This redistribution…

Mocking the UNSC

India has been defying UNSC resolutions for decades by not holding a plebiscite in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, which would give the Kashmiris their birthright of self-determination so as to…

UNSC Resolution – A Wake-up Call?

UNSC resolution – a wake-up call?

The one good thing the UN Security Council has done in a long time is its last Friday's adoption of a resolution that punctured Israel's sense of impunity with which…

Bid For UNSC Seat

Bid for UNSC seat

Even as the latest crises in relations with the US and Afghanistan preoccupy Pakistan’s policymakers, a scheduled event at the current UN General Assembly, with significant portents for the country’s…

UNSC

UNSC

Good news has become such a rarity these days that when it comes it seems too good to be true even if its promise is by no means certain. That…

No lessons learnt

IF dictionaries ever gave specific examples to illustrate the meaning of a word, Pakistan’s ruling elite would undoubtedly fall under the term ‘incorrigible’. The latter word has been defined as…

Crisis to crisis

SINCE its inception, Pakistan has lurched from crisis to crisis. The poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz was once asked what the future held in store for the country. He is said…

Hawkish SBP, happy IMF

Some say it was stubborn food inflation that forced SBP’s hand at the MPC, combining with the usual Ramazan effect and typical incompetence of price monitoring committees to rule out…

The rise of nanomaterials

Nanomaterials represent a rapidly emerging industry that is impacting a large number of products ranging from electronics and agriculture to medicine and the defence industry. Nanotechnology depends on the discovery…