Pakistan has the Perfect Opportunity to Practice ‘Military Diplomacy’ in Africa
Opinion

Pakistan has the Perfect Opportunity to Practice ‘Military Diplomacy’ in Africa

The Pakistan Armed Forces’ world-class “Democratic Security” experiences can be of invaluable benefit to the country’s African partners in an era where unconventional security threats abound across the continent, but they should be shared in exchange for sustainable economic benefits such as preferential trade deals and business partnerships in order to strengthen S-CPEC+, to which…

Trump’s ‘Pro-European’ Nordstream 2 Sanctions Are an Obvious Market Grab. But Does Europe Have the Guts to Resist?
Opinion

Trump’s ‘Pro-European’ Nordstream 2 Sanctions Are an Obvious Market Grab. But Does Europe Have the Guts to Resist?

Trump hits Nordstream 2 firms with sanctions on pretense of protecting European interests from Russia as Germany and EU say ‘keep out of it.’ But does Europe have the power to shake them off? If the Nordstream 2 pipeline proposed to carry cheese from Switzerland to Germany, and Donald Trump thought that by interfering he…

A News Chronology of France in 2019: The Year of Yellow Vest Rebellion
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A News Chronology of France in 2019: The Year of Yellow Vest Rebellion

But before I list the (often unnoticed, misunderstood or covered-up) chronological facts of France’s incredible Yellow Vest year, allow me to briefly summarise it with a personal anecdote: In mid-April I finally was able to get out of Paris for a few days in between Saturdays and I headed to the countryside, which I adore…

The Paralysis of the WTO
Opinion

The Paralysis of the WTO

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is one of the leading international bodies responsible for global trade regulation. Along with other fundamental elements of the international system, it was designed by the West and in the interests of the West. Established in Geneva in 1995 and based on the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the…