China Economy Europe International Relations USA

Has EU-China Deal Isolated the US?

The deal has come as a surprise as well as a blow to the US and the advocates of transatlantic cooperation. It has baffled the US to see the EU sign an investment pact with China just weeks before Joe-Biden officially sworn in as the President of the US. This sudden step by the EU might result in a number of things. It can compel the new US President to rethink its relationship with the EU. The country will find it hard to trust the EU and its offers in the future. Many contend that, by signing the deal with China, the EU wanted to imply that it is independent of the US.

Economy Pacific Society

The Mysterious Case of Japanese Suicides

Strangely, the third-largest economy in the world cannot overcome the dilemma of human suffering in an environment that will produce augmented reality and self-driving vehicles and intelligent machines. It’s insoluble, maybe. Japan has been suffering from a high rate of suicides. The ratio of suicides in just a month of October is much higher than the COVID-19’s total death toll.

Economy Education

The Pandemic and Educational Institutes

A year ago, no one would have thought in their wildest dream that the novel coronavirus would take such a heavy toll on the educational institutes. According to a report written by Rebecca Winthrop in Brookings, “the level of education disruption that has occurred by global crisis today is far greater than the Spanish Flu pandemic and World War”. Today, more than 180 countries around the world have temporarily put closure on educational institutions to prevent the spread of COVID19.

Economy Europe

Belarus: New Economic Policies by President Alexander Lukashenko

According to the World Bank report, Belarus generally has low degrees of destitution and imbalance. Unemployment becomes inexistent, at 0.3% in 2019, with genuine wages rose by 7.6% in January-September 2019. The IMF expects the unemployment pattern to be influenced by the negative monetary effect of COVID-19 pandemic, which is currently expected to increment to 2.3% in 2020 and lessen to 1.8% in 2021.

Economy Environment Society

Informal Waste Sector: A Potential Contributor to Pakistan’s Economy

The causing contributor to the earth’s pollution is the waste and its successive generation. The developed nations have, however, devised solutions for the eradication of waste. By the year 2050, waste generation is expected to increase by 3.40 billion tons. There is no stopping to it unless there are enough awareness and managerial services to deal with this humongous issue of handling waste.

China Economy International Relations USA

How Can US & China Come Closer Under Biden?

As the United States electoral race comes to an end, the world holds its breath and focuses its attention on the 46th American president. The new Joe Biden administration not only inherits a pandemic ridden battered economy but also a repugnant foreign policy with the world’s second-largest economy. The multi-year assault that was launched under the Trump administration on Beijing completely changed the dynamics of bilateral relations between the United States and China. Now all eyes are on Biden contemplating the nature of the foreign policy that will take shape during his tenure.

Economy Society Tourism

Tourism in Pakistan: Contribution to Economy and Challenges

In recent years, there has been a conspicuous change of behavior at the highest level of governance when it comes to the economization of Tourism. Governments, past and present, are driving the effort to change the perception of Pakistan at home and abroad by incentivizing tourism and expanding its scope, especially the role tourism plays in the domestic economy. The intention to avail advantages from tourism to boost the economy to facilitate economic development and earn hard cash for the debt-ridden nation is a long process. Even at international forums, industry experts and people associated with it acknowledge the potential tourism has for Pakistan’s economy.

Economy Society

Disaster Risk Management in Pakistan: Underlying Problems and Way Forward

The importance of disaster management can be underscored by its impacts on human lives, the economy, and the country’s healthcare system. There is no denying the fact that disasters cannot be prevented entirely, but their impacts on life and capital can be mitigated. The most vulnerable to these disasters are the impoverished communities. Therefore, it is essential to mobilize all the channels to keep the system going.

Economy Foreign Policy India

FATF – What Went Wrong?

The international financial watchdog has given Pakistan a grace period. It might be its last chance to prove its seriousness to implement FATF recommendations. It has to uplift its efforts to get clean of the terror financing charges against it. In other case, it would have to face some severe consequences. The previous efforts by Pakistan show its willingness and eagerness to escape the list. One should hope for the best. It has three months to accelerate its efforts. Hence, the actual test starts now.

China Economy India International Relations Pacific USA

Regional Security Balance in the Context of QUAD & BECA

According to Regional Security Complex Theory, securitization is more intense between the countries inside of the regional security complex, patterned to the security interdependence of the region, a security cluster. Great outside power can penetrate it. RSCT leads to positive security interdependence by making shared security community or negative, including securitization, which leads to conflict formation. The defense pacts and agreements will undoubtedly lead to negative security interdependence by considering the region’s states’ dynamics.