Neocolonialism and International Financial Institutions

By Baseer Khan
Neo-colonialism is the consolidation of control over developing countries by developed countries through indirect means. This phenomenon came forward after the Second World War with the idea that the former colonies are still grossly under the influence of developed foreign countries (Halperin, 2022). While in the colonial era, the colonies were directly controlled after... Read More

Influence of Global Institutions and Pakistan's Ability to Develop

By Sikander Ali
The colonization of third-world nations resulted in the underdevelopment that was sparked by resource extraction in these nations. Over time, scarce resources and authoritarian rule caused civil unrest, political unrest, poverty, and interregional warfare in these developing regions. The literature currently available on the historical background of development theory focuses on industrialized, developed nations... Read More

How has the Westernization of Education in the Sub-Continent led to the Educational ‘Poverty’?

By Mahnoor Abid
Pakistan has a failing education system. The quality of education provided to the students in this system is poor and the curriculum is not only outdated but ineffective, too. Although, there are many contributing factors to this; lack of resources being one of them, I believe that the current predicament of the Pakistani education system is more a reflection of failure of ‘Eurocentric Educational Policies’ than anything else... Read More

Why implementation of the National Security Policy Framework is a challenge

By Kashaf Imran
Pakistan's first-ever public document on national security is an output of rigorous policy designing. Launched on January 14, 2022, the National Security Policy framework generated a public debate (Leeza, 2022). Some applaud this citizen-centric document as a much-needed step in the right direction. At the same time... Read More

Western Ideals, Hegemony, and Hypocrisy - The Case of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

By Mominah Kamran
Western hegemony hasmanifested itself on the developing world and its affairs in many ways, even ifthey are internal. Cultural narcissism and the West’s saviour complex haveproven its desire to dominate all discourses of social issues from its own lens,as if it is the lone torchbearer of purity of intentions and altruism – however... Read More

Why Does the Development Policy of Pakistan Continue to Reap Little Benefit?

By Kashaf Imran
Seventy-five years since independence from British Raj, Pakistan’s developmental policies reap little benefit. Such a problem arises when there is a considerable gap between policy design and implementation. In the case of Pakistan... Read More

Green Membranes for Water Sustainable Solution

By Mohsin Najam
Energy provision, potable water availability, depletion of basic materials, and environmental protection are the four pillars on which any civilisation can build a sustainable future. Drinking water scarcity is a global problem because, in many areas, the predicted rise in population has already created a demand that the current supply, cannot meet. All life on Earth is in jeopardy because of the chronic scarcity of pure water.... Read More

Aid is Causing Paradoxical Impact on Sustainable Development

By Hadia Rashid
Since the year 1990, the absolute number of people living in poverty has been declining and democracy has been spreading. But these global trends have not been adequate for lessening the fragility. In all the fragile states, extremism, conflict, forced displacement, the rise of pandemics, corruption, the ability to respond effectively to climate change,.... Read More

The Utility of UN in Contemporary Global Politics

By Taimiya Khalid
The existence of international organizations has molded the nature of global political landscape among its actors; involving state and non-state actors and their existence is “vital as they are often the vessel through which states interact and exert their interest with the international system”.... Read More

Is it Justified to See Population as the Major Obstacle to Sustainable Development?

By Diana Maria Crivtonencu
According to Malthus (1798), “the power of population is so superior to the power of the Earth to produce subsistence for man, that premature death must in some shape or other visit the human race”. The Malthusian question has been used recently to stimulate arguments about the Earth’s carrying capacity. Malthusianism raises an issue of global importance... Read More

Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Development

By Falak Naeem
In the world of today, where innovations and development have become a common gesture, on the other hand it has also induced many social, environmental and subsistence challenges to the living communities. Prehistorically, when human habitation was limited and confined, the different elements designated in maintaining the livability of this planet were functioning in their optimum status... Read More

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