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Common prosperity

President Xi Jinping is going to turn another page in the social-economic development of China, which has entered into its third stage of economic and development. Common prosperity is a…

Deja-vu moments

Pakistan is once again at the receiving end of a familiar and expected barrage of criticism from the United States’ political and military leadership after the latter’s chaotic withdrawal from…

China’s third revolution

“LET China sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world”. This remark attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte has been turned into a reality by the Chinese Communist Party that celebrated the…

Shooting in the dark at Taliban

COMPETING approaches are emerging towards the Taliban’s second arrival in Kabul. There are the megaphone-wielding critics, and there are the earnest, hands-on negotiators for the women’s and children’s rights of…

The China factor

The G7 summit of the world's most powerful economies and democracies was recently held in Cornwall, Britain. The purpose of the summit, in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, was…

A difficult path to peace

Things along our eastern front may appear to be stable, but the same cannot be said of the situation brewing along the western border. Two recent interviews and a speech…

The May deadline

Whether the Biden-Harris administration will pull out the remaining US troops, estimated at 3,500 in number, by May 1 or whether the peace talks will rupture into the spring offensive…

Grand national dialogue

IT is suddenly the flavour of the month. Everyone who is anyone is suggesting it, advocating it and pushing for it. Talk talk is better than fight fight, goes the…

Future of democracy

In January 2017, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)’s Democracy Index downgraded the state of democracy in the United States from ‘full democracy’ to ‘flawed democracy’. The demotion of a country…

CAR regionalism and Pakistan

Regionalism refers to institutional cooperation amongst countries of a region. Any country has to be first regionally integrated if it has to efficiently integrate globally. This is particularly true for…