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Decline of American Imperialism and Rise of A New World Order

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Donald Trump blamed the World Health Organization (WHO) for incompetence, as he said that the US will decide whether to continue paying its contributions to such organizations or not. It is not the first time that Donald Trump criticized an international institution. Scholars argue that Trump is a capitalist with a fascist dictatorial mind-set. He criticizes international organizations because a big amount, to maintain the expenses of those institutions, is being paid by the USA. He also raised fingers on the importance of UNO. The USA is contributing almost 17% of the UNO budget. If U.S.A cuts its funding, it may be the end of UNO. Trump has taken a lot of unique initiatives, under the umbrella of its policy “America First”, which has changed the perception about America worldwide and it also paved the way for China’s rise as a new superpower.

Few initiatives were taken by Trump’s administration which has resulted in the downfall of the current world order, which we will discuss in the next few paragraphs.

Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change is the biggest example of its capitalist mind-set. That agreement demanded the funds of $3.1billion from the U.S.A. According to trump’s view, this agreement will put the USA at a permanent disadvantage. Trump’s policy is to enhance the industry and provide jobs to American people. His priority is to eliminate all the hurdles to industrialization, and the Paris agreement was the biggest obstacle.

Trump’s policy includes the withdrawal of American troops from foreign lands because he doesn’t believe in waging wars. His focus is to make America great by boosting industries and providing jobs. Many scholars argue that the reason behind this decision was to counter China’s rise economically. They further state that this will turn the image of America into a soft superpower and will result in the loss of its credibility.

He has also reduced the number of army personnel in Syria and Iraq which is seen by many analysts as the biggest blunder that will backfire. Middle east is significant for the survival of American imperialism in Asia, but the withdrawal from these states will pave the way for other regional powers to fill the gap. By this decision, America will lose its influence in the Asian region.

For many decades, the security of South Korea and Japan has been dependant on American support. Both countries are the biggest allies of the US and also partners in many sectors. Now, the Trump administration has decided that both countries should develop their military capabilities or provide a big amount of money for American military support.

Trump has always been a critic of international institutions and societies. He congratulated Boris Johnson on its achievement of Brexit. This indicates that the US is no longer an advocate of unity and institutionalism.

Further, Trump has also threatened to block fundings to NATO, which is an important military institution for the stability of the EU, and if America did so, it will be the end of the US-EU relationship.

The USA was considered as a pioneer of capitalism through which they dominated the world economy. They propagated the idea of liberalism and capitalism throughout the world. But the recent trade war with China has shown the true face of American imperialism as the latter has turned away from the same capitalist ideologies which they have advocated all over the world.

Trump administration has stopped the military and economic aid to Ukraine for defense against Russia. Trump is less interested in world issues and more focused on reviving the economic power of America. To do so, Trump is diverting from its long-lasting allies, in terms of military and financial aid, which have been seen by many scholars as to the beginning of the downfall of America.

America was once considered a land of opportunity, and people came here for a better future, and it was the American ideology of the unrestricted flow of people and capital due to globalization and capitalism. But, now, Trump’s anti-immigration policy has shown the world that America is no longer abiding by its own created doctrine of liberalism.

These few initiatives show that the U.S.A, under the Trump administration, does not intend to stay longer in Asia to provide the roof of security or combat with terrorist activities in middle eastern countries, instead, they are more focused on internal development. Trump’s policy is just like the isolation policy that we have seen before the entrance of the USA in WW-II. Trump’s vision is to limit the intrusion into the world’s politics.

On the other side, China is ready to deliver its services. Its Belt initiative road is a game-changer that will complete in 2030. It soared many countries into its economic web of BRI. It is the vision of Xi Jinping, who is considered as the most influential leader of China, that will re-shape the entire region. He has resolved conflicts with many countries and included them in their BRI project. Although, the relations of India and Japan are not great with China due to several reasons, however, China has adopted policies that haven’t affected their trade. Even it has maintained its ties with the Philippines and South Korea. China has adopted the policy of co-operation with its neighbors. Alongside economic growth, China has also established military bases across the region to balance the influence of America in Asia and protect its trade routes. China has established “String of pearls” from the South China Sea to the European continent. China also started providing financial assistance to various countries that were once considered allies of the USA.

After the end of Convid-19, the world is gonna witness the rise of a new ‘World Order’ led by Asian powers.

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Will Pakistan Recognize and Accept Israel?

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The Muslim world is at a new turning point in history. The distance between Arabia and Israel seems to be closing. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince have met. The US Secretary of State was also present at the meeting in Saudi Arabia. The world media is shouting at this meeting. If this news is true then it is a great development in world politics. The UAE, Bahrain, and Sudan have already joined Israel. What color will this friendship with Israel bring to the Arabs? Why are the Arab countries so anxious to embrace yesterday’s enemy? Will Pak-Israel anger last forever?

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While the new global political development is a source of joy for the minority, it is also a source of unhappiness for the majority. Questions about recent developments also need to be answered. Experts say the meeting took place and that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu arrived in a private jet with the Mossad chief. He met secretly with the Saudi Crown Prince. The problem is that the results of the recent US election have upset many countries, including Saudi Arabia. After Biden’s victory, Saudi Arabia fears what the new US president will do. Saudi Arabia wants the support of the Israeli lobby in the United States. Saudi Arabia has extended a hand of friendship to both Turkey and Israel. Saudi Arabia does not want its relations with the United States to rupture. Will Saudi Arabia’s efforts work?

The first is that US foreign policy has implications. Four Muslim countries were destroyed by US foreign policy. Libya was devastated by Obama and Hillary. Had it not been for Russia and Hezbollah behind Assad in Syria, it would have been like Libya. The situation in Iraq and Afghanistan is also in front of everyone. The situation in Afghanistan and Iraq hurt the United States. Trump has not started new wars. Biden is under the influence of former US President Barack Obama. They are “dense” like them. Such people are dangerous. This threat is making the world restless.

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Iran has also linked Biden’s victory to goodwill. Iran hopes sanctions will be eased. Trade routes to Europe will open for Iran. Pakistan will also benefit from easing sanctions on Iran. Pakistan’s goods will go to Iran and Iran’s goods will come to Pakistan. Saudi Arabia wants to curb Iran’s influence in the region. If anyone can look Israel in the eye, it is Iran and Turkey. Saudi Arabia will not be made of Iran. It is said that the enemy of the enemy is the friend, Saudi Arabia is also going to sacrifice its long-standing policy under the same policy.

The question is, when Pakistan’s friends are raising the bar of love and friendship with Israel, will Pakistan lag behind in this race? Will Pak-Israel anger last forever? Prime Minister Imran Khan’s position on Palestine is the position of the nation, in which he said that our policy on relations with Israel is the same as that of the founder of Pakistan. The founders of Pakistan have always rejected relations with Israel. He used to say, “This is a dagger inserted in the heart of the Ummah. This is an illegitimate state which Pakistan will never recognize.”

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Our position cannot be linked to the position of the Arab League or the OIC. Our position is based on the position of the founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam. If Pakistan backs away from the Palestinian policy, it will deviate from the Kashmir policy. Pakistan is a non-Arab country that has taken part in two wars against Israel. Pakistan’s policy is clear and cannot be changed. But our Prime Minister is second to none in changing his stance on every issue. As soon as the news of the Saudi Crown Prince’s meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister came, a certain group in Pakistan was deployed to form a consensus to recognize Israel.

A lobby of specialized intellectuals and journalists has begun work on the “Acceptable” mission. The government has started throwing leaves through social media. The past shows that our Prime Minister jumps to great heights, in this case too. If that happened then his followers would accept it as a blessing.

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Russia Released the video of the “TSAR BOMBA” (King of Bombs) Explosion

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Russia has released a video of the world’s most powerful explosion, which was carried out experimentally in October 1961 during the Soviet era. It was actually a hydrogen bomb with an explosive power of 3,300 times that of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

The bomb, dubbed the “Tsar Bomba” (King of Bombs), was dropped on an island near the North Pole and detonated in the air at an altitude of 4 km above the ground.

With an explosive power of 50 megatons (50 million tons) of TNT, this hydrogen bomb is considered to be the most powerful bomb in human history, designed by the famous Soviet scientist Andrei Sakharov. This is the same Andrei Sakharov who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1975 after defecting from the Soviet Union.

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The 40-minute video was uploaded to YouTube by the Russian Atomic Energy Agency a few days ago, in which the countdown to the bombing begins at 22 minutes and 22 seconds:

The blast was so intense and large that it could be seen from a distance of a thousand kilometers, while its heat was felt at a distance of 250 kilometers.

The cloud formed by the explosion of this hydrogen bomb was so high that it reached an altitude of about 700 km, that is, the point where the Earth’s atmosphere ends and space begins.

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We don’t know if there is an even more powerful hydrogen bomb in the world, but we do know that it was the most powerful experimental explosion in human history.

It should be noted that the original and technical name of the hydrogen bomb is “thermonuclear bomb”, the explosion of which emits tremendous energy in the form of light, heat, and shock waves but the emission of radioactive rays is much lower than that of a normal atomic bomb.

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Father Sold his Daughter To Buy A Smartphone and Motorcycle

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We often fall in with stories on social media and news channels highlighting the brutal face of the mentally sick people of the society.

Although, the crime rate has been declined amidst the coronavirus pandemic but a few people are out there to show their bestiality to the world by committing heinous conduct.

According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), an average of 80 murders, 289 abductions, and 91 rapes were reported across the country in 2018 in India on a daily basis.

A new heart-wrenching incident took place in the Chikkaballhar district of India. An inexorable father sold his daughter, who was only three years old, to buy a smartphone and motorcycle.

He sold his daughter to a childless couple for INR 100,000. And he bought a smartphone for INR 15,000 and a motorcycle for INR 50,000 with the money he got.

The parents had tried to sell the baby to a family in Bengaluru when she was born, but their plan failed as the hospital authority meddled. After this, another person got the wind of the situation and made a deal with them on the behest of a childless couple in another village.

After the man used all the money, his neighbor grew skeptical, and they found out that his daughter had not been at home. They informed the police who inquired some villagers including the mother of the baby. The child welfare committee found the girl and a case has been filed against the couple.

The father took to his heel but the mother was incarcerated. The authority interrogated her and she brought to the light that her husband had intimidated her that’s why she allowed selling her daughter.

What could be the rhyme and reason that goaded the parents to sell their own blood? Either they are mentally sick or the financial problems made them sell their three years old baby.

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