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The U.S Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis, will be leaving leave the Pentagon at the end of February. This statement came from Donald Trump, the U.S. President, in the midst of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria. Mattis signed this order in spite of his disapproval of Trump’s decision, and then he...

Need to attract FDI

December 29, 2018

Finance Minister Asad Umar lately told a foreign investors’ advocacy body that the government was interested in attracting FDI in export projects and/or import substitution projects in Pakistan, instead of continuing to attract the investment in consumer goods sector. The minister also urged the body for technology transfer into Pakistan along with FDIs. The shift in...

The world is presently observing the firming up of Jeremy Corbyn’s position at the head of the Labor Party in the UK. The British politician, who has been serving as Leader of the Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition since 2015 in the UK, is now trying to provide the ground for his own victory and the Labor Party in the country’s possible election in 2019....

Trump’s changed focus

December 23, 2018

Since the U.S. governmental debt has increased considerably the state might countenance sooner or later an inflationary crisis that could send the value of the dollar down by 30 percent or further.  This is a threatening sign, and from the perspective of geopolitics, if a crisis ever takes place, it will have mammoth implications for geopolitics – in particular regarding...

Despite United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights’ recent report, violations continue in the Indian occupied valley. Monday saw Indian occupation forces locking down parts of the Indian occupied valley and police firing tear gas at protesters defying a curfew to march against the shooting death of 11 youths in Pulwama district. The NA resolution on Kashmir expressed...

For more than six months, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have protested along the fence with Israel demanding their right to return to the homes and land their families were expelled from 70 years ago. The Great March of Return rallies culminated on May 15 to mark what Palestinians refer to as the Nakba, or Catastrophe – a reference to the forced removal of 750,000...

The U.S. and arms market

December 20, 2018

A latest research report says the U.S. weapon manufacturers lead the list of top 100 weapons’ sellers with a 57 percent share of arms sales. According to the report, the U.S. companies gained a lot from the U.S. Department of Defense’s constant demand for weapons. The pro-war U.S. foreign policy is intended to serve the interests of military industrial complex as the...

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez of Spain has been hit hard by the recent anti-government protests which took place in 200 cities. It seems that the anger of Spanish citizens is such that Sanchez administration is incapable of managing it. Spanish citizens previously used to pursue their economic demands in the elections, or in public polls. Nevertheless, the situation seems...

The victory of Congress in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan means the heaviest defeat for Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the last four years. The BJP swept to power in 2014 on the slogan: this time it’s Modi’s government. Yet the ruling party’s defeat in three key state elections signals that all will not be smooth sailing when the citizenry...

Hockey fiasco

December 16, 2018

Performance of Pakistan hockey team at World Cup has embarrassed the nation once again. Pakistan could not win a single match in the mega event and crashed out from the competition in the crossovers stage that can be counted as pre-quarter finals stage. Pakistan drew one match with Malaysia 1-1, lost to Germany 1-0 but in other two matches Pakistan conceded 5 goals each...

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