Author: Ali Raza

Power Struggle and Pakistan

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” (Lord Acton) Power: the ability to control people or things. This very phenomenon is going to frame the world order and statecraft as well. The state with ‘absolute power’ distributes the thread among institutions to practice its authoritative role within its territory. State’s institutions are the guarantee and saviors of the free will of a state and supporting pillars for acquiring a national interest.¬† However, power pursuit among the state’s institutions disturbs the harmony needed for the credibility, integrity, and stability. Geostrategic location of Pakistan is a very fact that...

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ETHOS OF IMPERIALISM

Niccol√≤ Machiavelli rightly said: ‘It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.’ This very statement can be directly ascribed with the society, we live in. Subjects are bound with the monopolistic mind’s policies and ‘injunctions’ either political, social or religious. The heterogeneous society is a blessing for them and they don’t need to put their efforts on the formula of “divide and rule”. Interestingly, we like to be ruled and afraid to be on a ruling position. The feeling of fear is a terrible indictment which engenders sacred institutions to whom ‘questioning is a...

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