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

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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The making of US foreign policy: Problems and challenges

For United States, a country that has a rather inexhaustible supply of power, wielding and crafting it in the sinews of foreign policy is a challenge.

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Immigration panic in the western countries revolves around identity and jobs

The thrust of the fear around immigration revolves around identity and jobs.

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Blog: The tension between modernity and tradition is real

Globalisation is in crisis and the nation-state is making a comeback

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Is individualism the secret of the West’s success?

While individualism may be one aspect of the West’s success but for progress and development, there’s more that goes into the constituent mix. 

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COVID-19 will change the nature of work and delivery of education. Here’s how

These changes will impact both the world of work and that of education which, in turn, will be a bellwether for other changes.

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How coronavirus exposes the fragility of modernity and the vulnerability of mankind

We humans, despite having risen to heights in most domains of life, are vulnerable and fragile - individually and collectively.

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Blog: Coronavirus pandemic calls for embracing uncertainty

Post-Covid 19 will be a very different world- defined by fundamental and deep uncertainty.

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