Disabled, Pakistan, UN Articles Asia

Enabling the Disabled

‘You are not disabled; you are differently able’. There exist many quotes like this, floating around the internet, that focus on motivating people with disabilities through sympathetic words. These quotes…

Venezuela, US, UN Americas Articles Politics & Governance

Gauging the Political Cost: History of American Interventions and the Crisis in Venezuela

In an early February issue, the Economist posited a tempting observation. A colossal portrait of Juan Guaido, partially recognized as the interim President of Venezuela, was titled ‘The battle for…

UNEP, UN, Environment Articles Energy & Environment

UNEP: An Environmental Quandary

Issues pertaining to the globe that transcend boundaries and are cosmopolitan in nature like terrorism, poverty, AIDS etc. require a coordinated response, encompassing all stakeholders, at the global level. Environmental…

OHCHR, India, Pakistan, Kashmir, UN Articles Asia

What The OHCHR Says About The Fraught Human Rights Situation in Kashmir

The Kashmir conflict refers to the territorial dispute over Kashmir for which India and Pakistan have fought three wars: in 1947, 1965, and 1999. Since the 1947 partition, hundreds of…

Droughts, Pakistan, Climate Change Articles Asia Energy & Environment

Lessons for Pakistan from Droughts in the Past

In a media release in June 2018, a drought alert was issued by the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), alerting all the stakeholders about the limited water available in reservoirs across…

Karachi, Heat Wave, Climate Change, Pakistan Articles Asia Energy & Environment

A Scorched Karachi

In May this year, Karachi fell victim to another heat-wave as the temperature rose as high as 43 degrees Celsius. Climate change is a global phenomenon that has escalated the…

Water Dispute, India, Pakistan, South Asia, Kishanganga, SAARC, SCO, UN, Kashmir, Indus Water Treaty Articles Asia Energy & Environment

Escalation of the Indo-Pak Water Dispute

Due to climate changes, the scarcity of water has emerged as a new challenge for the global population. April 16, 2018, was all set to be marked as ‘Day Zero’…

China, Arctic, US, Malacca, Nordic, UN Articles Asia Politics & Governance

China’s Arctic Policy

Introduction China recently issued a white paper announcing its Arctic Policy which emphasized the significance of the Arctic region. It also focused on natural conditions that have direct impact on…

UN, India, Kashmir, Pakistan Articles Asia Defense & Security

Restoring Order to the Military Controlled Line between India and Pakistan

Pakistan and India have been sharing a complex history of relations in which they have been engaged in three major wars and many conflicts. The relationship between these nuclear rival…

UN, North Korea, South Korea, US, China, Russia, WMD Articles Asia Defense & Security

Is UN Pressure on North Korea Bearing Fruition?

The United Nations (UN) founded in the year 1945 has come a long way since its inception. It was believed that after the cessation of the Cold War hostilities, the…

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