Justice’ is the most profound law of nature. Its violation introduces social imbalance which ultimately becomes the cause of societies’ demise. In the current millennium of globalization, absence of this virtue means inter/intra-states harmony and world peace stand more threatened than ever before. The author has eloquently recognized the phenomenon while discussing the prevalent national and international challenges in his op-eds and research papers. What makes the collection really interesting is, his ability to unwind the prevailing deficit of geo political transparency in different contexts every half a dozen to a couple of dozen pages. His forceful style lends very fine rhythm to the themes he picked up, each culminating generally as the threat rattler, now coming true. There have been exceptions also. For instance, his emphasis on end of oil scenario by mid-century would need reassessment in the wake of shale revolution that has led to oil and gas glut at the moment instead of perceived extreme scarcity.
The world powers that impact the global scene are committed relentlessly in power game. As a consequence, a different kind of Cold War has come to dominate the regions of instability, pivoted mainly on the economic tools and ruses. The statesmanship confronts challenges and certainly Dr. Makni has not missed them in his short and crisp narratives.
Maj Gen (retd) Rafi Ullah Khan,
Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military), Pakistan Army