Current Affairs World September 2016

An Era of Opportunity By Ban Ki-moon

Our world faces formidable challenges. Gulfs of mistrust divide citizens from their leaders. Extremists push people into camps of “us” and “them”. The Earth assails us with rising seas and record heat.”

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US-Saudi Relations | Editorial

THE Saudi-American relationship has endured many jolts over the decades. But there are signs that some within the US establishment are rethinking their approach towards the Saudis. ”

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A Global Response to Refugees By Ban Ki-moon

Perhaps no issue on the global agenda is more susceptible to manipulation by grandstanding demagogues than refugees and migrants. ‘Us’ versus ‘them’ is a timeless if irresponsible unifier, used throughout history to obscure our common humanity by those with dangerously self-serving interests.”

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Global Integration By Yusuf H. Shirazi

Global integration depends largely on the global adequacy of capital. Capital is scarce and more so in the developing world. The financial capital available to the developing countries must harmonise with the human capital. ”

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World Refugee Problem By Shahid Javed Burki

The world has a serious refugee problem. An unprecedented 65.3 million people have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 21.3 million refugees and of these, over half are under the age of 18. ”

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Climate Change And Poverty Reduction By Nasir Ali Panhwar

Despite international efforts, poverty has become more widespread in many countries in the last decade, making poverty reduction the core challenge for development in the 21st century. ”

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Cold War is Over. Cyber War Has Begun By David Ignatius

Contemplating Russian nuclear threats during the Cold War, the strategist Herman Kahn calibrated a macabre ladder of escalation, with 44 rungs ranging from “Ostensible Crisis” to “Spasm or Insensate War.”

Read more September 21

North Korea’s Nuclear Imbroglio By Muhammad Shahid Rafique

North Korea’s recent nuclear test on September 9, 2016 is a matter of great concern for all the peace-loving people across the globe. This is the fifth nuclear explosion and the third since Kim Jong-un took over in 2011.

Read more September 20

Russia and America | Editorial

Some hoped that the Americans and Russians would reach some sort of understanding about the Syrian war on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Beijing, maybe even work out a limited peace in certain areas.

Read more September 14

Obama and Afghanistan By Touqir Hussain

As President Obama prepares to bow out of office, it is time to evaluate his successes and failures in the Afghanistan war and the prospects of peace and stability in that country.

Read more September 9

The Nukes Are Safe | Editorial

While the United States has tried to push India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) on more than one occasion, another supposed ally of America, Pakistan, has had to regularly issue statements about the safety of its nuclear assets.

Read more September 9

The Elusive Peace in Afghanistan By Mahar Munawar

The smouldering conflict in Afghanistan has now earned the notoriety for being the longest US war in the unenviable history of its disastrous overseas military misadventures involving immense blood and money of self and others.

Read more September 8

Divide And Rule Policy By Ramzy Baroud

DIVISION within Palestinian society has reached unprecedented levels, becoming a major hurdle on the path of any unified strategy to end Israel’s violent occupation or to rally Palestinians behind a single objective.

Read more September 7

Unique US Presidential Election By Talat Masood

As November 8, the date of American elections draws closer, the important question is how will its outcome impact the world in general and Pakistan in particular. This election in many ways is fairly unique.

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Analysing US-China Relations By Shahid M Amin

In case Donald Trump wins the forthcoming US presidential election, the world must brace itself for new tensions and crises, which could lead to unpredictable consequences and might end in disaster.

Read more September 6

US, Russia Fail to Reach Syria Deal

Top diplomats from the United States and Russia on Monday failed to reach a deal to ease fighting in Syria, with a senior State Department official saying differences remained.

Read more September 5

Dynamics of Indo-US Military Cooperation By Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi

The US and India have embarked on a new course of action for military and diplomatic cooperation with the signing of the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement on August 29 in Washington, and the visit of US Secretary of State, John Kerry, to Delhi on the same day.

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Make America Hate Again! By Anjum Niaz

Hillary Clinton has rightly turned Trump’s populist slogan ‘Make America great again’ into ‘Make America hate again’! Trump is using the bully pulpit to spread conspiracy theories and hate against his opponents, TV anchors, Muslims, Mexicans and African Americans.

Read more September 3

A World Free Of Nuclear Weapons | Editorial

On the eve of the International Day against Nuclear Tests, Pakistan has reiterated its offer for a bilateral arrangement with India on non-testing of nuclear weapons.

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US-India Pact Shouldn’t Disturb Strategic Balance in S. Asia: FO

Pakistan on Thurs¬day expressed the hope that the recent defence agreement between US and India would not disturb the strategic balance in South Asia.

Read more September 2