Category: Opinion

Blinken arrives in Cairo at the start of critical Mideast tour

On June 10, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Cairo, marking the beginning of a crucial regional tour aimed at negotiating a Gaza ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. This visit underscores the United States’ commitment to stabilizing a region embroiled in conflict since early October 2023. Blinken’s itinerary includes meetings with key regional […]

Ursula von der Leyen scrambles to secure second term

As the European Union (EU) navigates through a turbulent political landscape, Ursula von der Leyen, the incumbent President of the European Commission, is fervently working to secure a second term. This pursuit is particularly challenging given the recent EU parliamentary elections, where her party, the European People’s Party (EPP), emerged as the leading group but […]

EU delays decision on tariffs for Chinese electric vehicles

The European Commission’s unexpected postponement of its decision on potential tariffs for Chinese electric vehicles (EVs), originally slated for announcement by June 5, has sparked a flurry of analysis and speculation. The new expected date of June 10, although only a few days later, provides an opportunity to delve deeper into the multifaceted reasons behind […]

Imran Khan may channel public anger into a mass-revolt

With the impending budget and the harsh economic measures, it will introduce, especially for the urban poor and the middle class, Pakistan faces a turbulent period. The budget, enforced by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is expected to exacerbate the economic hardships faced by many. Amid this backdrop, there is growing speculation about whether the […]

North Korea resumes balloon nuisance targeting South Korea

In a renewed and unconventional conflict across the Korean Peninsula, North Korea has recently intensified its decades-long “balloon war” against South Korea by sending hundreds of trash-laden balloons over the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). This tit-for-tat exchange has been reignited by South Korean activists who have been sending balloons northward with USB sticks loaded […]

Modi’s administration remains committed to steering the difficulties of domestic and international politics

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already been sworn for a historic third term, India’s political landscape, both domestically and internationally, stands at a critical juncture. Despite the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) failure to secure an outright majority in the recent national elections, the party’s coalition with regional allies under the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) […]

Expectations from Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming visit to China

In an era of global interdependence, diplomatic visits play a crucial role in fostering international relations and strengthening partnerships. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming visit to China, expected in July this year, holds significant promise for the deepening of the longstanding and mutually beneficial relationship between the two countries. As China extends an official […]

Pakistan hopes to check inflation by the end of 2025

According to Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb, Pakistan is on track to receive a new loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as macroeconomic conditions align favorably to help the country’s faltering economy. He voiced optimism about Pakistan’s currency stabilization and predicted that runaway inflation will fall to single-digit levels by the end of next year. […]

China’s foreign trade soars in the first five months of 2024

China’s foreign trade in goods from January to May 2024 reached a total of 17.5 trillion yuan ($2.42 trillion), marking a significant year-on-year increase of 6.3 percent. This impressive growth underscores China’s robust economic recovery and strong trade performance, which continues to align with market expectations. Data released by China’s General Administration of Customs (GAC) […]

UN chief sounds alarm on rising nuclear threat

In a stark warning to the global community, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has declared that the risk of a nuclear conflict is at its highest since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Speaking At the annual Arms Control Association meeting in Washington, Guterres highlighted the convergence of technological advances and escalating geopolitical tensions as critical […]