A State-Sponsored Skyjacking Can’t Go Unanswered

By NEWYORK Times Aleksandr Lukashenko, the president of Belarus, has gone too far. Hijacking a commercial airliner to kidnap an opposition journalist is simply too dangerous a violation of international norms for the United States, the European Union and other responsible states to let pass without serious consequences. A throwback to the regional bosses of…

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Geneva meeting

By DAWN THE recent meeting in Geneva between the Pakistani and American national security advisers should give bilateral relations a boost, considering that it is the first face-to-face contact between high officials from both states since Joe Biden entered the White House. There has been a perception that ties are less than cordial between Pakistan…

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Palestine Bloodbath

International Relations ONCE more, Palestine is bathed in blood, its people left to mourn and carry the tiny coffins of its children. While some would classify the current violence as a ‘conflict’ between Israelis and Palestinians, it is more of a one-sided assault on the Palestinian people by Tel Aviv’s war machine. Months, if not…

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Israeli Attacks on Palestinians: A Third Intifada?

International Affairs Article was published in Paradigm Shift The author considers the violence against Palestinians to be a threat to international human rights, as Israeli attacks on Palestinians have continued since last Friday, shaking Jerusalem and its inhabitants. Indiscriminate violence by Israeli forces mounted after protests by Palestinians against the forceful eviction and occupation of…

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Economist- Breaking the stalemate

ISRAEL related ARTICLE Binyamin Netanyahu is Israel’s longest­ serving prime minister. He dominates political life. His loyal supporters praisehis statesmanship, strength and skill. His critics condemn him for being divisive, domineering and dirty—he is currently on trial for corruption. Politics in Israel comes down to whether you are for or against the man known as…

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Economist- Message in the bottleneck

For the best part of a week, the Suez canal was blocked by a 200,000­tonne metaphor. The Ever Given is not just one of the world’s biggest container ships, it is also the emblem of a backlash that accuses globalisation of going too far. Since the early 1990s supply chains have been run to maximise…

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PM Saudi Visit by DAWN

PRIME MINISTER Imran Khan has concluded a productive visit to Saudi Arabia at a time when bilateral relations between the two countries required a much-needed boost. According to official accounts, the prime minister held wide-ranging talks with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, and also met a number of other important persons including the…

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Foreign Policy gaffes by DAWN

MIXED messages, retractions and clarifications from the government have become an all-too-common occurrence when it comes to matters of foreign policy. Not only does this undermine the efforts of those in the foreign service, it also doesn’t help the country’s image in the international arena. Recently, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi himself stirred controversy when…

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