Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Coronavirus pandemic: COVID-19

Coronavirus pandemic: COVID-19 (Updated by 31 March 2020) Pakistan’s coronavirus cases surpass 2,000 | Total confirmed cases: 2,037 Death toll rises to 26 with 12 patients in critical condition, Hhealth official     • Sindh: 676  • Punjab: 708 • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:

Time has come for Muslim countries to take the lead on the Rohingya crisis

By CJ Werleman Member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which bills itself as “the collective voice of the Muslim world,” have a rare opportunity to fulfill its promise by choosing to take the lead in bringing peace

My views on reviews

By Shafique Ahmed Shafique Name of book: Badr-e-Kamil Author:Syed Muhammed Qasim Pages:120 Price:Rs.300/- Publishers:Tazkara Publications, Tazkara House, 136-A, Sector -11-B, North Karachi. The book under review “Badr-e-Kamil” is a research book on Muhammed Badrudduja Kamil Razzaqi: a senior and prominent

The coup failed now what?

By Charles “Sam” Faddis Throughout history, political succession has been a bloody, chaotic business. The Romans and the Ottomans among others engaged in palace intrigue, assassination and civil war as a means of determining who would rule next when an

The Munich security conference

No, Pompeo, the west isn’t winning By Andrew Korybko Not “winning” doesn’t necessarily mean “losing” Last weekend’s Munich Security Conference was marked by such highlights as Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov warning that “the risks and threats for humankind are as

My views on reviews

By Shafique Ahmed Shafique TITLE OF BOOK: Kulliyat-e-Shair Siddiqi (Poetic anthology) Author: Shair Siddiqi Publisher: Rang-e-Adab Publications 5, Ketab Market, Urdu Bazar, Karachi Pages: 800 Price: Rs 2000 Now-a-days the trend of publishing “Kulliyat” is getting popularity and poets are

Sri Lanka Elections

Return of Rajapaksa the presidency, would unleash full benefits of China’s BRI for SL By Andrew Korybko Opposition leader and former Defense Minister Lieutenant Colonel Gotabaya Rajapaksa won the first round of elections and will become Sri Lanka’s next president,

Iran – USA Talking and Thinking Points

By Imam Malik Mujahid It’s happening again. The ugly cycle of war-terror-dehumanization is strengthening. With the United States’ assassination of Iran’s army major general Qassim Soleimani and Iran’s retaliatory bombing of two Iraqi military bases housing American troops, the world

2020 annual forecast A global overview

Uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the U.S. 2020 presidential and congressional elections will shape the actions and decisions of countries around the world. A contentious election year in the United States means that even as other nations deal with their

India’s civil – military friction

Book Name: The Absent Dialogue: Politicians, Bureaucrats and the Military in India Writer: Anit Mukherjee Publisher: Oxford University Press Price: Rs 1,100/- Pages: 313 Relations between India’s military and its civilian elite  the political class and the bureaucracy  have always