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Bilal Balouch: Pakistan Army seeking Judiciary custody?

5 mn read In a democratic country, as part of the separation of powers, the Judiciary’s functioning is kept independent of the Legislature and the Executive’s ambit in order to avoid any undue influence of the ruling dispensation in the quest for justice. Essentially, if the judiciary is subverted, the ethos of democracy is in peril. In the Indian Subcontinent, if there is one country that has repeatedly witnessed the undermining of its judiciary, it’s none other than Pakistan. Let’s examine this in detail.

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Perseus: What does being Chinese mean?

4 mn read 1 July 2021 saw the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) celebrate its 100th birthday, as well as being the 24th anniversary of the end of British Sovereignty over Hong Kong as a Crown colony, and the beginning of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region under CCP’s rule. The anniversary raises many questions in relation to the perceived identities of Hongkongers, and whether Hongkongers see themselves as Chinese, Hongkongers, or a mix of both.

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Ornella Sukkar: The Contest of Feminist Doctrine—In the Need for a New Reading

4 mn read First of all, it is necessary to clarify the concept of feminism as a current concept within the women’s movement that seeks to develop a new understanding of women and demolish traditional differences in the social role of each of the sexes. In the second half of the twentieth century, feminism led to social and cultural changes in Western and Arab thought that affected social movements, morals, customs, and social traditions. This feminist renaissance viewed the sexual revolution and freedom as a revolution against the restrictions of virtue. This caused the encouragement of the demand for freedom of nationality and the codification of the freedom of homosexuality. It encompassed its civil and social conditions and portrayed women as a consumer sexual commodity to enhance and stimulate economic productivity in all literary fields, cinema, advertising, commercial advertising, and songs. During the increase in the use of the female pronoun, even in the Lebanese October 17 Revolution, the term female revolution was inflated which negatively affected society through the disintegration of families, the increase in divorce rates, and the increase in the percentage of illegal births, so much so that the countries of Scandinavia and Latin America reached half the number of births.

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Ornella Sukkar: The bad situation in Lebanon make necessities allow prohibitions

4 mn read Everybody thinks that worst situation in Lebanon is because a conspiracy theory. All know that external pressures do not prevent the formation of the government. Some people thought that the bad situation in Lebanon on economical and health issue get worst because of United State and Saudi Arabia policy but that’s not true. And that the Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, is unable to form a government because he refused to nominate Hezbollah in the coming government. This disruption is caused by several intertwining factors, which need to be clearly categorized.

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Perseus: Could the computers of Hong Kong’s Immigration Department be saying “no” to people emigrating to the United Kingdom?

3 mn read From today (22 December 2020), Hong Kong has banned all passenger flights from the UK. The Hong Kong Government banned flights from the UK for reasons of public health, due to a new strain of Coronavirus having been discovered in the UK. Despite Hongkongers having demanded that the Hong Kong Government close its borders in the beginning of 2020 in order to prevent the import of COVID-19 form Mainland China, after the virus was first reported in Wuhan, many are questioning why the Hong Kong Government now seems so eager to close its borders. Many of those questioning the Hong Kong Government’s motives take a rather cynical view of its actions, which, in a way, is understandable judging from the actions of the Hong Kong and Beijing Governments since the pro-democracy protests started in Hong Kong in June 2019.

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Perseus: The real loser looks to be neither Biden nor Trump

4 mn read For those who did not use mail-in ballots, people in the United States took to the polls to cast their ballot on 2 November in the 2020 Presidential Elections. Although there are 11 Presidential Candidates, in reality the race was only ever going to be called between two of the candidates: the incumbent President Trump for the Republican Party, and former Vice President Joe Biden for the Democratic Party.

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Perseus: The Trump card

3 mn read It is not unfair to describe Donald Trump as a divisive figure. Since his election as President of the United States in 2016, his policies have seen very public and outspoken support and condemnation from both sides of the political spectrum in the United States. Like those in the United States, Hongkongers seem to also have a love or hate relationship with Donald Trump.