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Secrecy and Lies: Chernobyl and the U.S. Government

Jacob G. Hornberger | SPOILER ALERT: If you have not yet seen the excellent HBO miniseries Chernobyl and might yet do so, you might want to wait to read this article until after you have seen the...
Pakistan's Economy

Re-modeling Pakistan’s Economy

Farid A Malik | ‘You can have pound of flesh but cannot draw blood’. These are the lines from the 16th century play ‘Merchant of Venice’ written by William Shakespeare. He covered the topic of...
benches

Reforming Pakistan’s Judicary

Saad Rasool | This week – in a sight that has become all too familiar over the recent years – our nation witnessed lawyers protesting across different districts of Punjab, ransacking public property, manhandling government...

Here’s everything you need to know about iPhone X

News Desk | The 10th anniversary Apple iPhone is here, and it’s called the iPhone X (pronounced “iPhone Ten”). The Cupertino, California-based company made it official at an event on the Apple Campus in the Steve Jobs Theater...

Essay writing tips

Courtesy CSS Forum AS WE KNOW THAT ESSAY WRITING IS MOST DIFFICULT TASK FOR CSS EXAM,AND MOST OF ASPIRANTS TRAPPED IN THIS COMPLICATION SO AS TO I REVEAL SOME KNOWLEGE WHICH I GET FROM A...
CSS

How to clear Competitive Exams in 3 months?

Sara Tassadaq | On 28th June, 2018, the news started coming in that CSS 2017 final result would be announced today. But this ‘news’ had been coming in every day since about a month before....

Theories of IR Summary

A good read for IR students.  Click here to download Theories summary Neo-Liberalism The research agenda of neo-liberal international-ism is dominated by the debate about liberal states: how far the liberal zone of peace extends, why relations within it...
CSS

FPSC/PPSC Solved papers of General knowledge

Click here to download past-paperz (2) A good read for CSS Aspirants.
Asia-Pacific

Is India eyeing to become a new power in Asia-Pacific?

M K Bhadrakumar | Static diplomacy, like stale fish, stinks. Therefore, it is gratifying to see the delightful vagueness of the formulation in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s opening statement at the 15th ASEAN-India Summit at...
Pakistan

The Struggle for Pakistan: Complete book in PDF

Click here to download the book 'The-struggle-for-Pakistan' PREFACE Pakistan for me is more than just a place of origin. Ever since my formative teen years in New York City, the trials and tribulations of this self-styled Muslim...
motive

What is China’s main motive behind Belt and Road Initiative?

M K Bhadrakumar | Over the past 24 hours, the narrative by India’s self-styled “China watchers” regarding the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been shown to be quixotic. The Pakistani media has carried speculative reports that...
development

OBOR: Has India lost its ticket to development?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | According to Pakistani press, one highlight of the participation by PM Nawaz Sharif at the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing (May 14-15) was to be the signing of a Memorandum of...
Chabahar

Chabahar – Some Indian myths and the reality

M K Bhadrakumar | The first shipment of wheat on Sunday from Kandla port to Afghanistan via Iran’s Chabahar Port is cause for celebration in India. A surface route is not ethereal, unlike an air bridge; it...
OBOR

The Middle-Eastern conflict: Threatening for Pakistan and China’s OBOR

James M. Dorsey | Increasingly caught up in the Middle-Eastern conflict, Pakistan is struggling to balance relations with rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran amid concern in Islamabad that the potential US-Saudi efforts to destabilize the...
CPEC

The Future of CPEC

Raheel Hassan | The 56-billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a part of China’s One Belt, One Road vision. Pakistan sees it as a gateway to prosperity, no doubt, but there are too many ambiguous...
US

Russia-Iran ties surge under US pressure

M K Bhadrakumar | A commentary entitled Tehran, Moscow boosting strategic relations, appearing last week in the Iran Daily newspaper, which is close to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei – and subsequently circulated by IRNA –...
Syria

To pull out of Syria or to attack Syria: The Trump Dilemma

M K Bhadrakumar | The United Nations Security Council turned down a compromise resolution on Syria, proposed by Sweden and seconded by Russia seeking investigation on the alleged chemical attack in Douma. Five countries supported the...
Afghanistan

The power struggle in Afghanistan: Who will emerge victorious?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | What on earth has brought the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to Afghanistan? The most obvious explanation could be that he is obliged to pay a visit to Afghanistan after assuming...
India

Why back-channel diplomacy between Pakistan and India has no future

M K Bhadrakumar | Those who were close to late J. N. Dixit, one of India most distinguished diplomats, would know that he had a keen sense of humor, at times of a kind bordering...
Turkey

US creates rift among Russia, Turkey and Iran

M K Bharakumar | Five days after Turkey summoned the US charge d’affaires in Ankara to convey its concerns over the US’ continuing support for the Kurdish militia in Syria with weapons and training, President Recep Erdogan threatened on...
Afghanistan

Afghanistan is ripe for proxy war

M K Bhadrakumar | Russia has hinted in the past that the United States is covertly sponsoring the Islamic State in Afghanistan. On Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson raised the bar by alleging that “foreign...
Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Trump & his Generals playing “double game”?

M K Bhadrakumar | The Associated Press has carried an exclusive report regarding the intensive, ongoing political dialogue between the Afghan government and the Taliban behind the scene, the appearance of a ‘stalemate’ notwithstanding. That such contacts...
CSS

Her inspirational story will make you accept CSS challenge with vigor

Lalarukh Wahid Cheema - 45th Common | It does not matter how big or small your dreams are, but what matters is you should constantly be working to make them a reality. This story may...

Huawei cannot use Google anymore

TIC Analysis | Google has decided to part ways with Huawei, banning the company from further using its globally popular Operating System; the Android. Google made the move to conform to Washington’s decision to put...
Shanza Faiq

Shanza Faiq: CSS 2018 Topper & Symbol of Women Empowerment

TIC Analysis | Shanza Faiq is the candidate who topped the CSS 2018 examinations. More than 11,887 candidates took the exams and only 567 were able to qualify.  She did her BA LLB from Lahore University...
holiday

Coolie Clears Civil Services Exam Using Free Railway Wi-Fi

News Desk | Behind historic success, there is a painful backstory. Most people hear one side of the story and hear nothing about what had happened beyond the scenes. We should remember the fact that...

Contemporary Challenges to Pakistan’s Maritime Sector

The maritime sector of any country holds pronounced benefits for its inhabitants and directly contributes in national development. Yet, there is little public awareness about the gravity of the maritime sector of Pakistan. The...
Japan

Typhoon Jebi leaves trail of destruction across Japan

News Desk | At least 10 people have been killed by Typhoon Jebi, the worst storm to hit Japan in 25 years. Jebi left a trail of destruction across the west of the country, hitting major...
plastic

Moot asks provincial govts. to phase out harmful plastic products

It is high time the provincial governments came up with a firm timeline to phase out plastic products generating highly harmful waste that causes serious damage to the environment, especially to the marine ecology...

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