Naveed Qazi

India’s Connect Central Asia policy

Narendra Modi, like his predecessors, P.V Narasimha Rao and others, visited the central Asian countries in July 2015. Although, he became the first Indian prime minister to visit all five…

US has been Spying on Major European Powers

There have been reports that Denmark’s military agency has helped the United States to spy, on leading European politicians, including Angela Merkel. The European Union is now demanding answers. Danmarks…

US Recognises West Bank Settlements

 To flare up more tensions in the Middle East, United States has said that West Bank settlements are not inconsistent with international law. In November 2019, Mike Pompeo told reporters that…

Syria’s Northeast Camps

Tens of thousands of Syrian and non-Syrian families, who are affiliated with the members of the Islamic State, pose a daunting challenge for the Syria’s northeast. These families live in…

Sahel’s Desert War

 The black flag of the Islamic State is flying on the frontlines of Sahel, on the southern bounds of the Sahara. It has been over seven years since international forces…

War That Has Divided Yemen

As Southern Transitional Council has declared self rule in the southeast part of the country, a north – south regional divide once again has come to the forefront. Now, it…

Taliban Peace Talks

 In February 2020, the United States signed a peace deal with Taliban in Qatar, and set to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan, in following fourteen months, provided Taliban upheld the…

Global Arms Race

In mid April 2020, a report issued by the United States State Department called "Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments (Compliance Report)" raised concerns…

Rising Piracy in Gulf of Guinea

Gulf of Guinea continues to be world’s most dangerous route for international shipping trade. Called as ‘world piracy hotspot’, it has now eclipsed the troubled waters off Somalia in the…

Black Sea Pollution

The Black Sea is dying. Under the current bad environmental conditions, more than one hundred sixty million people in Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russian Federation, Romania and Turkey are exposed to danger.…

Child Soldiers in War

Hearing about the trend of recruiting child soldiers for war, in and around us, is not unusual. Scholars such as Vera Achvarina and Simon Reich ascertain that since 1975, Africa…

Japan- South Korea Economic War

In August 2019, as world watched the China-US trade war play out, another tit for tat spat occurred between South Korea and Japan, as it threatened the world’s tech supply…

Amazon’s Wildfires and its Deforestation

 2019 Amazon wildfires, that lit up in August, led to an international concern about the fate of the rainforests, responsible for world’s twenty percent oxygen, often called as the ‘lungs of…

India’s Historic Drought by Naveed Qazi

Since 2015, India is facing widespread drought conditions, with around six hundred million Indians facing extreme drought stress. The Indian government has accepted this fact in its own report ‘Composite…

Zimbabwe’s Food Crises

Zimbabwe’s food security poses a serious threat to national security, as it can cause civil unrest and general insecurity in the country. Zimbabwe is facing the worst food shortage in…

US-China Trade War

  The conflict between the US and China is not simply economic — it has political, cultural and military dimensions. For quite a while, world’s two largest economies, or superpowers,…

Kashmir’s Struggling Peace

The troubled valley of Kashmir, is a place, where seasons of peace, don’t last long. After death of more than hundred thousand people, it has been declared as a war…

Kashmir: Time For UN To Act

There has been no transparency in discussions arising from bilateral talks on Kashmir. From the last few years, calling off the Kashmir dispute has been the favourite argument arising out…

Rethinking Kashmiri Leadership

Kashmir has seen a proliferation of conflict, yet responsible leadership is not yet understood by many of the leaders representing us. Rather, the so called ‘electoral leaders’ are trying to…

Kashmir’s Nationalist Idea

If we examine Kashmir's history, notorious events like the Kashmir Conspiracy Case of 1958-1959 were events when leaders like Sheikh Abdullah became hypocritical double agents and were interestingly bailed later…

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