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Pakistan Studies

Deep Philosophical Roots have been found between Iqbal and Karl Marx: Dr. Akram Zaheer

Inclusiveism is an approach of several to understanding different ideologies. Inclusivists hold many beliefs as true and accommodate with their own philosophy.  Accommdativism is a doctrine that refers to appropriateness, conformances and reconcilement in socio-political and theological attitudes. According to Dr Muhammad Asim, “Accomodationism” means to accommodate distinct religious identities by government in a structural

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Gulf States

Iranian Policy towards the Persian Gulf States Seems to be Influenced by its Religious Ideology and National Interests: Dr. Akram Zaheer

Since the Shah’s regime, Iran has portrayed herself as a strategic independent state in the Middle East, particularly in Persian Gulf due to her demography, strategic location, and resources. Post-Islamic Revolution Ayatullah Khomeini promoted the idea of strategically independent Iran and efficiently transformed the state from being marginalized in the region to an assertive geopolitical

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Iranian Studies

Iran is Looking Towards East: Dr. Akram Zaheer

The president of Islamic Republic Iran Ibrahim Raeesi preferred east instead of west to make his first foreign visit. He participated in the summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), also known as Eurasian political, economic and security alliance and skipped the United Nations meeting. The visit also was substantive for Iran because it was to

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Political Science

The Current Geopolitical Reality imposes new challenges to Resolve Conflicts: Dr. Akram Zaheer

The current geopolitical reality imposes new challenges and opportunities to resolve conflicts of interest through international cooperation, while maintaining a strategic vision or calling into question the balance of power. However, uncertainty is constant, as are circumstances and actors. In this constant concern for improvement, we cannot fail to evoke two kinds of strategic ideas.

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Pakistan Studies

Despite the Devastation of Floods, Political Changes are Taking Place Rapidly in Pakistan: Dr. Akram Zaheer

The filing of terrorism charges against former Prime Minister Imran Khan has increased the political temperature in Pakistan more than ever. Khan’s government was brought down by a no-confidence motion earlier this spring by a broad coalition of opposition parties. However, his ouster may also have been due to declining support from the establishment, including

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South Asian Studies

Pakistan Still is in Search of Itself: Dr. Akram Zaheer

Pakistan’s Independence Day on August 14 can be considered a double Independence Day. Indian Muslims also fought for independence from British rule and later armed for their own nation-state, the current state was once a part of the Indian subcontinent. After the British crushed the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the Crown took full control during

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