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Geopolitics in unsettled times

THERE is little doubt that the world is in the throes of one of its most unsettled periods. The coronavirus pandemic has only added to uncertainty in international politics at…

Politics and the economy

Economic discourse in Pakistan has unfortunately become more polarised, toxic and partisan. Every single outcome, if it is favourable, is strongly defended by the government of the day but painted…

International aid

Politics is not merely the art of the possible but the pursuit of concerted hypocrisy. When it comes to that matter of funding good causes – foreign aid, for instance…

Poverty, politics and peace

As a social development professional with 15 years of experience in international development, I feel alarmed for the first time in my career to see the rapid deterioration of socioeconomic…

Aid for politics

The United States Congress recently passed the omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2021. An omnibus spending bill is a type of bill in the US that combines many smaller…

Muslim world politics

THE OIC is holding a preparatory meeting of its senior officials in Jeddah for the 47th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers. Reportedly, the meeting will not include Kashmir…

Trump’s delusional politics

The year was 2016. Donald Trump was all set to bring about a change in the United States – a change that would make America great again. The rival presidential…

Women in politics

Governments, civil society and rights advocacy groups around the world observe 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence (from November 25 to December 10). The 16-day campaign calls to eliminate…

The politics of sugar!

One oft cited facet of the political power of the sugar mill owners, which has translated into influencing government policy in their favour, is the number of sugar mills owned…

Politics Of Bloodbath

Politics of bloodbath

On New Year’s Day, Kashmir will complete 150 days of siege – the longest ever in any place along with the world’s longest-ever internet blockade. Although the curfew-like siege that…