Muhammad Saad Articles by: Muhammad Saad

The Compounding Woes of Venezuela

The Compounding Woes of Venezuela

Venezuela is on the cusp of an economic collapse as President Nicolas Maduro seems to be adamant on destroying the fragile democratic institutions or whatever little remains of them. It is quite a long way from the place that was once the most prosperous country in Latin America. It was […]

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The Quest for Nuclear Security

The Quest for Nuclear Security

In the aftermath of World War II, as the United States began its pursuit for global hegemony, the issue of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons came to the fore. One way of establishing its dominion on the international front was by confining the number of Nuclear Weapon States (NWS) exclusively to […]

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Mantle of Climate Leadership Passed on to China

Mantle of Climate Leadership Passed on to China

A sight peculiar to rural China is endless rows of low-rise buildings which are often accompanied by solar water heaters. It is estimated that around 3000 companies produce such devices in millions to meet the demands of roughly 30 million Chinese households. The sales of these solar powered water heaters […]

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Examining the Role of China and the West in Africa’s Resurgence

Examining the Role of China and the West in Africa’s Resurgence

Zheng He, an eminent 15th century Chinese explorer, set foot on the northern coasts of Kenya a long time before Columbus discovered the United States. There are records of trade between Chinese merchants and the Africans who exchanged exotica like ivory and zebras for Chinese goods. Indeed, there exists a […]

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South Asia and the Efficacy of Soft Power

South Asia and the Efficacy of Soft Power

Ancient Chinese principles of war embodied in Sun Tzu’s “Art of War” preach the notion of a victory where blood need not be spilled. As the age of globalization dawns, the traditional notions of power are being altered as the art of persuasion is beginning to hold sway, more than […]

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