Dr. Imran Khalid

  • TSuddenly there is a massive quiver in German politics as well as EU politics. Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed her desire to throw in the towel before the national elections set for 2021, and for the first time since she took over in 2005, has given a very clear message to her nation – ...

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  • TThe situation in Syria has suddenly exposed the growing wedge between the United States and its European allies on major global flashpoints. The Istanbul Summit on October 27, which was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron ...

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  • TJapanese Premier Shinzo Abe’s just concluded three-day visit to China has dramatically changed the whole texture of China-Japan relations that have been seriously strained for quite some years. “Good vibes”, “positive gestures”, “red carpet receptions”, ...

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  • TEver since May’s parliament election, political parties in Lebanon have been jostling over the composition of the cabinet of the new national unity government. A kind of uncertainty has enveloped the political and economic outlook of the country. This does not appear to be a strange ...

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  • T“I don’t intend to serve in any position (in the Cabinet) and I am happy with this position,” former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim asserted while talking to the media after being sworn in as a Member of Parliament following his landslide victory in a by-election ...

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  • TThere is no doubt that a conservative upsurge has enveloped the drastically altered political landscape of Brazil which is facing the second round of presidential contest on October 28. Most of the survey reports and opinion polls suggest that there are high chances that Jair Bolsonaro, 63, an ...

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  • TApparently, both sides are tightening their belts for a long tiff. Donald Trump has two major concerns with regard to Iran; one, he wants to renegotiate the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, and two; he wants Tehran to keep itself from meddling into Yemen, Syria and Lebanon if it wants to avoid the ...

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  • TPresident Moon Jae-in’s just-concluded three-day visit to North Korea culminated in an unprecedented but very symbolic visit to Mount Paekdu. As the highest peak on the Korean peninsula at about 9,000 feet, Mount Paektu is the mythical origin of the Korean people, featured in South ...

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  • TThe relation between Germany and Russia is passing through a very interesting phase; on the one hand, Germany is upset with Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its policy of intervention in the Baltic region, while at the same time, it is eager to quickly complete the Nord Steam 2 gas pipeline ...

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  • TThe unabated economic crisis of Turkey has taken a further nose dive, with Turkish Lira tumbling to almost 38% in a record low against dollar in a single year, after President Donald Trump’s tweet to double the US import tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminium. Amid the festering dispute ...

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  • TOn three accounts, Kofi Annan, perhaps one of the most distinguished and illustrious UN Secretary-General, was quite different from rest of the lot. One, he was the first UN Secretary-General ever to come from a lifelong career in the UN bureaucracy. Two, he was also the first UN Secretary-General ...

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  • T“Austerity, reforms, rule of law, is how this esteemed newspaper has described the maiden speech of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Indubitably, a very extraordinary expression of sincere intent was made by Premier Imran Khan. Apart from the omission – unintentional, we believe – with ...

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  • TCertainly an emotional moment; for obvious reasons. Not only for him, his family, his party associates and his supporters, but, to some extent, for his detractors as well. The oath-taking ceremony on first day of the newly-elected National Assembly, aside from celebrating a successful transition to ...

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  • TThe voting data of 2018 election has divulged a very interesting trend as far as the performance of the religio-political parties is concerned. In each election since 1977, with the exception of the atypical episode of 2002 vote when the religious sentiments were smartly exploited against the US by ...

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  • TAt 2017 NATO summit, President Donald Trump captured the attention of media for weeks through his famous videotape in which he was seen apparently pushing Montenegro’s Prime Minister, Duško Marković, out of the way immediately prior to a photo op involving all the NATO leaders. This ...

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  • TThe last NATO summit in Brussels, thanks to US President Donald Trump’s constant bickering and squabbling with other leaders there, is being generally labelled as one of the most disappointing episodes in the recent history of this alliance. The mood was so much depressing at the gathering ...

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  • TIn one sentence, the just-concluded Helsinki summit can best be described as “Russia first”. This is all what Donald did in those five hours of discussions and one-on-one meeting with Vladimir Putin. In the post-summit press conference, both failed to tell the world about a single ...

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  • TFinally Tayyip Erdogan has taken oath as the first “executive” President of Turkey and his supporters are still in a state of ecstasy over this milestone. He is being showered with all kind of praises and sanguine slogans, but a closer perusal of the election results would reveal that ...

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  • TNot for good reasons, of course, the White House Press Secretary Sara Sanders is again in the headlines. The controversy over her “polite” expulsion from the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, has not surprised many. Stephanie Wilkinson, the restaurant owner, said, while ...

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  • TWith the sounds of victory trumpets still hanging in the air over the thrilling summit in Singapore with Kim Jong-un, President Donald Trump is preparing for yet another extra-sensational melodrama in the coming days – his pre-election wish to have a one-on-one big meeting with Vladimir ...

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  • TIn simple words, the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore is not less than a smashing victory for both mavericks, who have practically flouted all the norms and discipline of conventional diplomatic customs by resorting to non-traditional and highly personalized diplomacy to arrive at a tangible outcome ...

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  • TEver since taking charge of the Oval Office last year, US President Donald Trump has introduced a new element of extreme protectionism in US foreign policy that has catapulted it to the direction of unilateralism, which in turn is pushing the United States to isolation in the world arena. This ...

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  • TThe intensity of the -infamous- mercurial attitude of Donald Trump is very unpredictable. At times he displays extreme resentment on a certain matter but within few days he is seen taking altogether an opposite line on the very same issue. There are numerous examples that can be given to validate ...

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