Current Affirs World January 2016

Iran-Saudi Arabia Conflict

Newton’s Third Law of motion states that “every action has an equal and opposite reaction”. It applies outside the realms of physics and most recently is seen in the aftermath of the execution by Saudi Arabia of a leading cleric, Sheikh Nimr al Nimr.

Read more 05 January

UNCIP Resolution On Kashmir | Mohammad Jamil

On January 05 1949, the United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan (UNCIP) had adopted a unanimous resolution by which Kashmiris’ right of self-determination was limited only to accession to India or Pakistan.

Read more 05 January

New Year Diplomacy | S Mubashir Noor

Though it is hard to firmly equate the Sino-American impasse after World War II with the issues bedeviling India and Pakistan, there is vernacular common to both standoffs.

Read more 04 January

An Eighth and Final Year | Andrew J. Bowen

President Obama enters his final year in office at a time of rising conflict worldwide and deepening uncertainty about the security of the U.S. homeland. Public confidence in his presidency remains static.

Read more 04 January

Putin Signs Document Declaring Nato A “Threat To The National Security” of Russia | Kurt Nimmo

Russian President Vladimir Putin considers the aggressive expansion of NATO as a direct threat to the national security of Russia. In response to the threat, Putin signed an official document updating Russia’s national security posture on Thursday.

Read more 03 January

The Construction of Politics | Rizwan Asghar

What is a threat? When does a threat become really threatening? And why do some threats take precedence over others in terms of being harmful to a state’s security?

Read more 02 January

The Anti-Terror Treatment | Salman Tarik Kureshi

According to a news item, a Daesh (Islamic State or IS) cell has been discoveredin, of all places, the well-heeled, industrious city of Sialkot. Credit goes to our voluble interior minister’s men for having saved us.

Read more 02 January

American Muslims ‘Trumped’ | Syed Mansoor Hussain

Whatever might happen in the US’ politics this year, the year that just went by will be remembered as the year of Donald Trump. Almost every political pundit in the US is convinced that Trump will never be nominated .

Read more 02 January

Can South Asia Make Nice in 2016? | Muhammad Akbar Notezai

Early this month, the fifth Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process Summit was opened by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital.

Read more 02 January

Middle East still rocking from First World War pacts made 100 years ago | Ian Black

It was just a joke. These First World War agreements cooked up in London and Paris in the dying days of the Ottoman Empire paved the way for new Arab nation states.

Read more 02 January

ISIS, Terrorism and Global Security | Changezi Sandhu

TERRORISM is a despicable activity that has tormented the world for many decades with the purpose of spreading panic and violence in the society. It also compels people thinking that the ongoing system

Read more 02 January

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