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.

Opinions/Stories

Biden and multilateralism: Can the United States lead?

At best, Biden can restore relations with Europe by making NATO the centrepiece of American engagement with the EU reset.

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In a changing world, what should a Biden foreign policy look like?

Should the world heave a sigh of relief? Will American power ‘remake’ the world again? And can Biden grow America’s influence?

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In a changing world, what should a Biden foreign policy look like?

No easy answers lend themselves here. But for America to lead again, the country first needs balance and equipoise within followed by a consensus of what constitutes its interests and ideals. If…

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Is retailing dead?

On the face of it, the answer is in the affirmative. Consider, for example, the Financial Times news story about independent stores doing better than big chains and assorted news of booming online…

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Will the 4th Industrial Revolution kill management?

The 4th Industrial Revolution, like its predecessors, is uneven in its scope, shape and form. But, given the staggering pace of Information, Communication Technologies (ICT’s)

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Even if Biden wins, the world will not be the same

For now, however, the major thematic issue gripping the attention of powers that be in the world is the November election in the United States- a paradoxical nation when it sneezes, the world…

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The 4th industrial revolution is real but so too is an alternate reality

Robots will increasingly do the work humans do and Artificial Intelligence will do the same.

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Can the world overcome vaccine nationalism?

In this race to the bottom, nations are vying to be parochial and narrow-minded, placing their own peoples before ‘others’.

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Is globalization assuming a ‘new old’ form?

While Trump’s success in the attempt to roll back globalization has been mixed but because globalization or a retreat from it has become a valence issue in the United States and other parts of the…

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Which way is COVID-19 pushing the world?

One other fallout and consequence of the pandemic is on globalisation. COVID 19 is slowing it considerably if not hastening its demise.

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The Great Delusion: Liberal dreams and international realities

The book must lead to some soul searching and, in the process, create a middle ground and synthesis between realism and liberalism.

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The Age of illusions: How America squandered its cold war victory

This American idea and conception of modernity was to be transplanted across the world in the service of American interests

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In multilateralism, lies the hope of world order, peace and security

The opportunity provided by the COVID 19 for ‘shared leadership’ between China and the United States has been adroitly squandered)

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There's something fundamentally wrong in positing that war can be just

War is war, a deplorable, inhumane and inhuman activity that depraves and debases both combatants and statesmen who order it and makes whole populations suffer.

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Political fate of the world hangs in balance

What then is the remedy if an overemphasis on both markets and culture is problematic? The answer lies in balance and equipoise

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