From The Editor’s Desk

As the Chief Editor of Global Affairs, it is an honour to present the February edition of Volume X for our esteemed audience. This is now the 10th successful year of Global Affairs. My team and I have put our heart and souls to this edition and we hope you find it informative and engaging. This month’s title is dedicated to 61st Independence day of Kuwait which was celebrated under the Emir of the state Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed. This edition has a healthy blend of stories pertaining to various categories including, diplomacy, opinion, current affairs, business politics. This edition covers the latest development in the context of the challenges of the business world in the voice of young entrepreneurs, Afghanistan reopens Key trade routes TO Strengthen bilateral ties with Pakistan, meanwhile Blinken visits central Asia to boost ties amid Russia-Ukraine War. It is my pleasure to present the April 2023 edition which is the fourth edition of Volume X of Global Affairs successfully marking the 10 years of publication. This month’s title is dedicated to Pakistan Resolution Day, the 23rd of March, The Lahore Resolution was passed in 1940 and it resonates the spirit of Pakistani nationalism, the essence of Pakistan and the foundations on which Pakistan was made, it reminds us the sacrifices of our forefathers during partition and gives us the reflection of what the true face of Pakistan should have been 75 years down the line. Pakistan’s Aurat march was the sixth march in last six years, where a new year dawned but it had new challenges for our women who protested for their rights in scorching heat. It is my pleasure to present the May 2023 edition which is the fifth edition of Volume X of Global Affairs successfully marking the 10 years of publication. This month’s title is dedicated to Saudi Arabia and Iran strengthening their ties in an alliance to attain regional solidarity. The countries’ foreign ministers agree to open embassies, resume official visits and facilitate visas for citizens in order to extend peace and trade between the two countries. This edition also includes, Pakistan’s condemnation against India’s decision to hold G-20 meetings in the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir next month, calling the move as irresponsible. Meanwhile it includes features like Pakistan is making a mistake in ignoring the US for China. Pakistan has long juggled ties with China but now it seems like it’s showing a tilt towards China. In other news China imposes sanctions on US envoy, French Court approves macron’s plans to raise retirement age, Hungary’s loyalties are getting tested as Russia’s War in Ukraine grinds on. It also includes column features like, Can the drones prove decisive in the Russia Ukraine War? And Lifestyle, cultural pieces like, The Egyptian traditions are getting endangered by rampant inflation. How Indian government is changing history in their textbooks to pursue Hindu Supremacist agenda. Furthermore, the edition includes that IMF chief says global growth is not enough. UAE tells IMF it will support Pakistan with $1bn, says finance minister Ishaq Dar. Trump answers questions for 7 hours in New York fraud lawsuit. South Korea, Japan, US to deepen security ties amid North Korea threat. Time Is Running out for Indonesia to Turn the Tide on Myanmar. China Affirms Ex-Soviet Nations’ Sovereignty After Uproar. G7 Foreign Ministers Reject Chinese, North Korean, Russian Aggression. PM Shahbaz Sharif says, Parliamentary committee. to discuss terms of talks on holding elections simultaneously. Whereas Janet Yellen warns that US default on debt will trigger an ‘economic catastrophe’. In other news, Audio streaming giant Spotify passes 500 million active users.

China foreign minister urges solution to Ukraine war in rare call. Also, it includes opinion pieces like, Thailand’s General Election, can the Winner Really Take All? Plus, it includes telling news like, Uzbekistan votes on referendum to extend president’s term limits, ‘Even one American in Iraq is too many’, Iran’s Khamenei claims. Erdogan returns to Turkey election campaign trail after illness. Meanwhile, Kim Jong Un’s sister warns US-South Korea pact risks ‘serious danger’ This edition also includes interesting articles and opinions such as, Facebook parent Meta’s shares soar on first sales jump in a year. Asking an AI chatbot about AI replacing humans Furthermore, in other development, Canadian prime minister slams rise of ‘authoritarianism’, Chile bets on becoming world lithium leader as demand rises, Muslim mayor blocked from White House Eid celebration, Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan died in Israeli custody after being on hunger strike, Lionel Messi suspended by PSG for un-authorized trip to Saudi Arabia and much more.

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Ch. Shahzad Akhtar
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