Jai Kumar Dhirani

  • Taiwan has been a persistent problematic issue in US-China relations for decades. President Biden’s comments on Taiwan during a recent trip to East Asia stole headlines, reminding people that the Taiwan issue is the most dangerous in China-US strategic competition. When asked if the United ...

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  • For more than a decade, China and Russia have sought to reduce their use of the US dollar, or “de-dollarise” their economies, to shield their economies from US sanctions, reduce exposure to the effects of US economic and monetary policy, and assert global economic leadership. Over time, if ...

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  • An organised campaign is going on against the Pakistan army since the emergence of the recent chaotic political situation in Pakistan. Trends against the armed forces and its leadership have seen intense activity on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and the list goes on. Such ...

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  • Contemporarily, an economic initiative, namely the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), was launched by United States President Joe Biden on May 23, 2022 in Tokyo just a day before the convening of the fourth summit of the Quad countries. The trip and the announcement come as part of a recent ...

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  • The recent announcement of a new security agreement between China and the Solomon Islands has rattled leaders in Washington, Canberra, and other Indo-Pacific capitals who fear it opens the door to a Chinese military presence in the southern Pacific. In April 2022, China’s foreign ministry ...

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  • It seems the entire world and their leaders have awoken from a deep slumber after two long Covid lockdown years, and are starting to put in place all the things they had envisioned over their respective terms. Amid the Zelensky/Putin headlines on an hourly basis, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), on ...

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  • Tensions between NATO and the Federation of Russia over Ukraine, have reached a critical impasse, and there are not only genuine fears of fresh conflict in Europe at any time but also a strong reminder of the decades-long conflict between the Western and Eastern blocs. The threat of conflict looms ...

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  • Torn by four decades of war and desperate poverty, Afghanistan is believed to be sitting on one of the richest troves of minerals in the world. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR), before its failed occupation of Afghanistan, discovered that the country was rich in natural resources. In ...

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  • Alliances play a central role in international relations because they are seen to be an integral part of statecraft. Alliances are formed between two or more countries to counter a common adversary. Weak states enter into an alliance for protection against stronger states. Strong states enter into ...

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  • After nearly two decades of the global war on terrorism by the United States and NATO forces, more than 6,000 American lives lost, over 100,000 Afghans killed and more than $2 trillion spent by the US, the speed of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has shocked the entire world. Reuters reported ...

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  • This August 14 marked the completion of seventy-four years of independence of our beloved Pakistan and every single citizen celebrated it with great fanfare. While it’s been more than seven decades, we flunked in building national integration in Pakistan which is not only an immense hurdle in ...

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  • The world contemporarily witnessed an establishment of new strategic partnership and ties between two significant countries of their respective regions, namely Pakistan from South Asia and Uzbekistan from Central Asia. Prime Minister Imran Khan’s two-day (July 15-16) visit to Uzbekistan on ...

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  • Think-tanks of most developing countries have been engaged in a debate for decades regarding a trap set by two international organisations namely, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) for third-world countries. In this context, a third international organisation namely the ...

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  • It is now explicit that geopolitical competition is part of US-China relations and it gave birth to a menace that this bilateral relationship could further divide the globe by opening the way for another competitive era. Tensions between both the giants, the US and China escalated under former ...

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  • The strategically important country of central Asia, namely Afghanistan, is called the “Graveyard of empires.” The United States has spent almost two decades fighting the “longest war” in its history. Currently, its troops are withdrawing. President Biden on Wednesday ...

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  • The innocent people of Palestine are facing Israeli aggression as well as acts of terrorism, not only in recent times but the process has been going on since 1948. World powers, especially the United States, are watching atrocities on the people of Palestine by Israel and its armed forces but opt ...

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  • As strategic competition between major powers has once again become a reality of the globe, the jurisdiction of the battlefield has widened. It is not limited to the Indo-Pacific Ocean but extends to the Arctic region as well. The region not only contains an important strategic location but is rich ...

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  • The sudden shift in the month of March 2021 not only captured the world’s attention but shocked the world as well. The shift was a display of flexibility in moves and statements in inter-state relations of the two arch-rivals and nuclear “haves” states of South Asia, namely India ...

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  • In international politics, whichever country gains the power or the title of global hegemon has to lose it one day; either it’s today or tomorrow. It endeavours by using all the methods to keep the aforementioned title but its shift from one place to another and one country to another with ...

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  • Joseph R Biden, on January 20 2021, took the oath of the 46th President of the United States of America. Some of the policies of the erstwhile President namely Donald Trump have weakened America’s global power, influence and created a power vacuum. The current president will fill the gap by ...

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  • The world is transforming at a very fast pace. New alliances and partnerships are being established to serve respective national interests. The era of an interdependent world, joint development, common prosperity and win-win cooperation is on the rise. In this scenario, a new alliance could be ...

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  • Since the birth of Pakistan, the only country that has been the major hurdle in the way of the development of Pakistan is India. It has followed an approach of defaming, dismembering and destabilising Pakistan and undoubtedly, this is ongoing in recent times as well. The revelations of Indian ...

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  • The West Asian region, also referred to as the Middle-East is significant due to its geographical location and proximity to continents and countries—South Asia, Central Asia, Europe and Africa. The region contains enormous energy resources and provides trade route links to different parts of ...

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  • The term Islamophobia can be decoded as the racism, discrimination, hatred, prejudice, bigotry and fear against Islam and its followers, Muslims. Anti-Muslim sentiments are increasing rapidly as the leaders of the countries especially in the west are using it as a tool for their own political ...

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  • Internal factors are creating more unrest in Pakistan as compared to external factors. These power politics between the political parties in this filthy manner becomes a major hurdle in the way of both development and national integration.Since the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) came into power, ...

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  • The return of the global balance of power paved the way for major powers to set-up a Eurasian chessboard, once again, for global dominance. But this time, the confronting players are the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China, along with Russia as well. It is not wrong to ...

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  • Israel and the United Arab Emirates assisted by the United States, reached a consensus over establishing formal diplomatic ties on August 13, referred to as the Abraham Accord. It includes business relations, tourism, direct flights, scientific cooperation, and in time, full diplomatic ties at the ...

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  • International politics could be considered a game of coalition building. Whoever builds a stronger and broader coalition of partners can exert more influence. There were two coalitions after World War II; countries advocating the western ideology of capitalism led by the US and on the other side, ...

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