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New War Fronts Lie in Economic Zones (Various Worldwide Conflicts Explained)

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The present era has changed its paradigm from military strength to economic power. The economy became a weapon of warfare to defeat rivals, without being involved in a direct war. The new mode of war is to capture the markets and natural resources of your rivals. The world has understood that traditional wars are not beneficial for the prosperity of countries, instead, trade is the tool to increase financial gains.

In the past, military capabilities were considered the sole power to defeat rival states. The state with the largest military can easily capture the land of its rival. The largest the military, the greater the power. But after world war II, the world pattern has changed, the economy is considered as the new power. Countries with greater economies are ruling the world. The traditional wars are now converted into trade wars, where states are indulging in increasing their market share. In the next paragraphs, we will discuss various economic conflicts prevailing in the world.

The strategies of traditional wars, now replaced with economical wars. The countries with more economic power considered as a strong force. Economically powerful countries are also strengthening their military capabilities to protect their interests and borders. In the present era, the countries are battling on economical fronts to produce cheap products from their competitors to acquire larger markets. This competition is both fruitful and alarming at the same time. Due to the competition, the costumers are getting high-quality products at a low price, but at the same time, the superpowers won’t allow new competitors to challenge their established hegemony.

The biggest example that we have on economic confrontation is the trade war between China and America. This trade war has changed the prominent doctrine of liberalism and capitalism, which had propagated the free flow of capital and products. America intends to enhance its domestic industry, and for doing so, it has reduced the Chinese imports. Trump’s ‘America First’ policy is to stop China from becoming the economic superpower of the world by discouraging imports from China and at the same time, increasing industrialization in America to produce maximum products to counter China’s rise. Analysts are predicting that this will eventually lead to further conflicts.

China is emerging as the largest industrial zone of the world as thousands of renowned companies have shifted their manufacturing units in China. China also surpassed Japan in producing cheap products. But there is another country that can be the biggest competitor to China, and that is India. It is estimated that in the next few years, India will be the most populated country in the world. A huge population means a huge consumer market. Due to poverty, the labor is cheap and the Indian government also providing facilities to foreign companies to invest in India. Both India and China are competing to create their hegemony in the Asian region. China perceives India as the biggest threat to its hegemony and economic power.

Further, the South China Sea is emerging as a new conflict among many nations due to the abundance of natural resources in the depth of water bodies. It is estimated that trillions of dollars worth of resources are available in the South China Sea. China created artificial islands in the South China Sea to establish its monopoly over the whole sea. China, Philippine, the USA, Japan, Vietnam are struggling to get control over the South China Sea. If this matter escalates, it will lead to disastrous consequences.

Also, the official reasons for the American invasion in Iraq were all a bunch of lies. The main motive was to get control over the oil fields of Iraq to run the industries and economic cycle of Iraq. Both the governments of the USA and the UK lied to their public about the core reasons for the Iraq war. The elite class wanted to extract the black gold from the wells of Iraq to fulfill their industrial needs. It is the biggest example that Superpowers invade other countries to extract natural resources.

Moreover, it is propagated through media that the Saudi-Iran tussle is due to the religious or sectarian hatred. This is total nonsense because, in the pre-revolution era of Iran, both Saudi Arabia and Iran had friendly ties, and both were allies with the USA. After the Iranian revolution, the new power in Iran wanted to create its hegemony in the Middle East by using the name of religion. Both Iran and Saudi Arabia want to create their dominance over the region. Both countries are rich with oil and other natural resources and want to capture the markets of the world. This economic warfare has led to the bloodshed of millions of innocent people in the Middle East region.

Furthermore, China is investing heavily in African countries in building infrastructure. It is estimated that China invested around $100 billion in various African countries to build roads, ports, markets, etc. China invested in African countries to expand its market and sell products in this region. The USA and European countries are viewing this as a threat to their established hegemony in Africa.

Similarly, India invested heavily in Afghanistan to trap Pakistan from both east and west boundaries. The investment led to a pro-Indian government in Afghanistan. The friendly ties between India and Afghanistan are a threat to the security of Pakistan. India is investing in Afghanistan to gain support from the Afghan government to create a nuisance in Pakistan. India is creating a disturbance in Pakistan from both the boundaries, through its agents. The Afghan government openly supports India on all the forums. If Pakistan’s integrity is threatened, this economic support of India to Afghanistan will turn into a dangerous war.

However, the conflicts in the Indian Ocean are inevitable as many countries are trying to create their hegemonic role in this region. Development of Chahbahar and Gawadar ports negatively influenced the role of regional and international powers like India, UAE, USA, Japan, China, etc. Gawadar port in Pakistan was built by China to shorten its trade routes, while India built Chahbahar port in Iran to counter Gawadar port. Politics over the Indian Ocean is a mess because many regional and superpowers are competing to gain control over this ocean. According to various analysts, the conflicts in the Indian Ocean can lead to devastating outcomes.

Besides, the Belt initiative road is a game-changer that will complete in 2030. China soared many countries into its economic web of BRI. This project will re-shape the entire region. China 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 its trade with both of them. China has also adopted the policy of co-operation with its neighbors. 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. The USA is considering BRI as a threat to its hegemonic power in the world because China included more than 120 countries in its BRI project. The economic coordination between China and its BRI partner countries will minimize the leading role of America in the world. This can further escalate the tensions between China and the USA and the consequences will be dreadful.

Lastly, OPEC is a set of oil-exporting countries that decide the price of petroleum products worldwide. The current tussle between the two biggest members of OPEC Russia and Saudi Arabia, on oil prices, destroyed the oil industry in America. The USA threatened both countries to negotiate, otherwise, the consequences will be severe. The USA also threatened Saudi Arabia for withdrawing its troops from Saudi soil if the latter doesn’t stop oil price war with Russia. America is willing to wage another war to safeguard its economic interests.

From the above-mentioned issues, we can conclude that economy is the most important thing for any country, and countries go to any extent to safeguard their economic interests. The economy is a weapon for developed countries to gain superiority and establish hegemony over other regions.

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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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