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Wajahat Qazi

Wajahat Qazi

Wajahat Qazi is particularly interested in politics, global security and political economy. He is a wanderer and fancies himself to be a wannabe writer.

If Brexit happens, it will constitute a real test of EU’s longevity

European Union is a bold and a beautiful experiment in transcending narrow and parochial identities, it must neither crack nor break.

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The psychology of fear and hate: Christchurch attacks must be dealt with as pure act of terrorism

New Zealand, in almost all indices, score(d) high intolerance, integration of minorities into the body politic and society and general interfaith peace and amity that obtained in the country. But…

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Myanmar crisis: In conflict zones, there exists a deep conflict between human rights and states

Often times, states, even in the developed world, are in breach of human rights in one form or the other.

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India-Pakistan standoff and the pity of war

The convoluted nature of the relationship between India and Pakistan is well known but over a period of time, it corresponded to the dynamic of a “no war, no peace” one.

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US-China trade talks: Free trade must not be derailed

Donald Trump picked a trade fight with China and also attempted to rejigg trade between the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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Venezuela crisis: Will the US opt for military intervention?

Venezuela’s warning to the United States that there will be “irregular warfare” if the country intervenes militarily is rich and gratuitous.

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China-United States relations and the 'Thucydides Trap'

The "Thucydides Trap" appears to have a searing resonance in the relations between the US and China with the former being the incumbent power and the latter a rising one.

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US-Taliban talks: Great game redux in Afghanistan

The jostling and jockeying between China, Russia and the United States will, in all likelihood, mean that Afghanistan will become an arena for these powers.

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The Middle East is on the cusp of deep uncertainty, volatility and insecurity

The Middle East is more fluid and, to some degree, more anarchic than before. The real reasons that account for the Israeli Prime Minister’s assertions pertaining to the evolving dynamics,…

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Syria troop withdrawal: Is Donald Trump burying post-war liberal order?

Clampdown on immigration into the US, pulling out from the Climate Change Accord, stemming and stanching free trade are all themes that not only reflect Donald Trump’s preferences but also his…

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Europe’s disappearing centre and the politics of extremes

The ramrod issue for the rise in nationalism and nativist populism in Europe, which potentially even threatens the longevity of the European Union (EU), has been immigration.

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A Tripolar world portends a new Cold War

The United States, Russia and China appear to be the main contenders and competitors in the emerging international politics and the international system.

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Trade conflict: World Trade Organisation's primacy must be restored

The WTO not only brought freed trade but also brought countries closer and enmeshed these into a complex interdependence paradigm which has been held to be an antidote to political conflicts and…

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Can Emmanuel Macron save Europe?

With faith in himself, whose feature must be humility complemented by a robust understanding of the nature of challenges, Macron must gird his sleeves and set to redevelop project Europe. 

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The refugee challenge is real but policy lags behind

Refugees are human and the issues they poses must not be politicised or milked for political gain. 

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