International Relations

6 Fault Lines in the Middle East

6 Fault Lines in the Middle East

Due to the historical legacies discussed above, combined with its geo strategic location, abundant resources and regional/global power politics, the region has been in turmoil for the last half a century or so. There are several conflicts, crises and wars going on in the Middle East with deep rooted causes having serious implications for the…

Yemen-The Coming Anarchy

Yemen-The Coming Anarchy

If someone has to test the thesis regarding the Coming Anarchy propounded by Robert Kaplan 20 years ago, Yemen is the right place to go. For those who are not familiar with this, a brief backgrounder will be in order. In every epoch of history there are one or more visionary intellectuals who after assessing…

Wiki Loves Monuments: Top 10 pictures from Pakistan

Wiki Loves Monuments: Top 10 pictures from Pakistan

On October 25, 2014 Saqib Qayyum Choudhry, published in Dawn the list of ten photographs of famous monuments of Pakistan which have been selected by a jury to send to the prestigious ‘Wiki Loves Monuments’, the biggest photography competition in the world. This year, Wikimedia Foundation, the California-based non-profit organisation that runs Wikipedia, supported ‘Wiki…