Opinion

Saudi Investments in Gwadar

A Saudi investment package is reportedly being carved out between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, the epicenter of the investment is an estimated $10 billion refinery and oil complex in the strategic Gwadar Port. The Saudi investments are coming up at a time when Pakistan is experiencing economic woes. Saudi Arabia and its Gulf partner, the UAE, have already deposited $3 …

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What is happening in Venezuela?

Venezuela is undergoing a turbulent, public meltdown. The South American country has been strife with large scale protests, violence and currently – a political battle between two parallel governments, as Venezuela’s vocal opposition leader  Juan Guiado declared himself as the interim president of the Venezuela. This has effectively marred the legitimacy of Nicolas Maduro who is the current president of …

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France and Germany Joint Treaty Set To Revive

France and Germany Joint Treaty Set To Revive

France and Germany have signed a new friendship treaty to deepen their alliance at a time of crisis for the EU, following Britian’s exit from the transnational alliance. President Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel inked the accord to deepen ties amidst growing instability and uncertainty regarding the future of the EU drawing deep skepticism from the far right which …

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PTI Policies Hurting the Common Businessman

The PTI came to power in 2018 amid much fanfare and with a mandate to bring about real change across the country. Their major campaign promise had been to completely eradicate corruption from Pakistan, and to implement a comprehensive and transparent process of accountability that would bring the perpetrators of these crimes to justice. They also vowed to stem the …

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Brexit : Whats next if PM May’s Deal is Rejected?

Brexit, UK’s anticipated exit from the European Union, has kept an entire nation of 62 million united in anticipation on what the year 2019 brings to their fate and that of their country’s. On Tuesday, 14th December, 2019, members of parliament in the UK are expected to hold their all-important vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for the UK’s …

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The 2019 Indian General Elections and Developing Indo-Pak Ties

India’s anti-Pakistan foreign policy posture has notably intensified over the past five years. With the 2019 Indian general elections just a few months away, several political parties in India are intent on working the ‘Pakistan angle’ and have dubbed curbing Pakistan’s growing influence as a crucial ‘national security issue’. Members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have particularly upped …

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Made in Pakistan

The Prime Minister of Pakistan has been scrambling to find funding from the ‘friendly’ countries, while negotiating terms for a bail-out package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Facing large fiscal deficits the country is in dire need of funding to plug the gaps in the short-run, while the focus in the longer term needs to be squarely on increasing …

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Indian false flag operations and lawfare tactics

The year 2016 was saturated with Indian blame games against Pakistan and several cross-border violations. January 2016 manifested the Pathankot attacks on an Indian airbase, the immediate Indian response pointed to militant outfits and Pakistani complicity. The Pathankot issue soon died down – without revealing any substantial links to Pakistan. Later in the year- in September 2016- India once again …

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