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    Pakistan And The New World Order

  • View from abroad: Free trade and the new world order

    THE signal for exporting nations is clear: if you count — or want to count — in the new world order, make sure you join a regional free trade agreement...

    That’s the message that many global trading nations will be taking home if — as expected — the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal is finalised this weekend in Hawaii...

  • View from abroad: Europe and the new world order

    Entangled in the Greek debt crisis, few European policymakers had the time or interest this week to pay attention to the summit talks in the Russian city of Ufa between the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS)...

    True, Europe has its hands full with Greece and the looming possibility of a Greek exit from the Eurozone...

  • Dheti Deewaarain: Old world order versus new

    KARACHI: When this play was performed for the very first time at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1902, references to the then Russian Empire’s explosive social tensions had already been cut by the censors...

    Nevertheless, scuffles broke out among the attendees...

  • China’s new world order

    CHINA recently hosted 29 heads of state and government at the Belt and Road Forum, reinforcing the country’s claim to leadership of an emerging geopolitical and economic world order...

    The summit conference that also attracted representatives of more than 40 other countries and multilateral financial agencies was the clearest expression yet of China breaking out of its old foreign policy mould that had restrained it from attempting a...

  • Opec irrelevant in oil’s new world order

    THE airwaves and Twitter are full of commentary about how Saudi Arabia, the rest of Opec and Russia can balance the market by cutting production and raising prices, writes Ed Morse...

    But the idea that these traditional producers can affect the markets on their own is based on old-world thinking where Opec’s low-cost producers and some additional traditional producers can impose their political will to counter market forces...

  • Pakistan's top order falls to Afghanistan in first World Cup warm-up match

    Afghanistan captured four wickets and restricted Pakistan to 157 for four by the end of the 31st over in the first warm-up match of the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup on Friday...

    Although Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat, the top order all but crumbled under the onslaught of a trio of Afghan bowlers Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, and Hamid Hassan...

  • NON-FICTION: WORLD ORDER OR AMERICAN DOMINANCE?

    The political evolution of humankind has led us to the present system of sovereign states, most of which respect human rights and the rule of law, but the interaction of these sovereign states used to be arbitrary and heavily influenced by the power structure...

    There is no global government or an international executive to maintain peace and order...

  • Russia stages big military parade, opposes unipolar world order

    MOSCOW: In an apparent dig at the United States, Russian President Vladimir Putin criticised on Saturday attempts to establish a “unipolar” world order and stressed the need to develop a “system of equal security for all states”, but he conspicuously shunned more aggressive rhetoric and made no mention of the Ukraine crisis...

    Speaking at a reception marking the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany, Putin said international...

  • Crude realities: a changing world order in the offing

    TORONTO: Oil Markets are undergoing massive structural changes and a new world energy order is in the making...

    In the process, for Riyadh and other major stakeholders, their central strategy of managing global oil prices by regulating supply and supporting prices seems to have been discarded...

  • Cricket chiefs deny World Cup TV 'gagging' order

    International cricket chiefs say they do not want to gag commentators after West Indies great Michael Holding hit out at “censorship” following on-air comments that were critical of the standard of umpiring at the World Cup...

    The former pace bowler, a high-profile TV analyst, labelled the officiating in the match between West Indies and Australia at Trent Bridge on June 6, as “atrocious”...

  • Indonesia calls for new financial order

    JAKARTA: Indonesia’s president on Wednesday called for a new global financial order to replace “obsolete” institutions at a summit of Asian and African leaders, as support grows for a new Beijing-backed regional development bank...

    “The view which says that global economic problems can only be solved by the World Bank, the IMF, the ADB, is an obsolete view that needs discarding,” Joko Widodo told delegates, including Chinese President...

  • WWII German surrender order on sale in New York

    NEW YORK: Marooned on a naval base in northwest Germany, pinned down by advancing Allied forces and Adolf Hitler dead, the last leader of the Third Reich hammered out the surrender order...

    Seventy years later the telex will go on auction in New York, the flimsy sheet of pink paper valued at $20,000 to $30,000, and an incredibly rare relic from the world’s deadliest conflict...

  • The new political (dis)order

    HOW does one describe the present political power structure? Diarchy? Not really...

    Neither of the two fully defines the existing power matrix, with the civilian authority fast losing its relevance to the swelling support, real or hyped, for the military...

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