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GLOBAL INCOME INEQUALITY

GLOBAL INCOME INEQUALITY

The ills of junk economics During the recent years, there has been an astonishing rise in wealth of a few individuals, leading to income inequality globally which is no less that a crisis that deserves urgent attention. Among many reasons for urgency is the fact that the overwhelming disparity has now reached a point where it may seriously start to ... Read More »

Sanctions on North Korea

Sanctions on North Korea

By: Sajjad Ikram United Nations The UN Security Council has passed nearly a dozen resolutions condemning North Korea for its nuclear pursuits. Over time, the sanctions have expanded to: 1. ban the trade of arms and military equipment, dual-use technologies, vehicles, industrial machinery and metals; 2. freeze the assets of individuals involved in the country’s nuclear programme; 3. ban the ... Read More »

The Failed Hanoi Summit

The Failed Hanoi Summit

By: Sajjad Ikram What’s next for US-North Korea denuclearization negotiations? It is common for movie critics to say the sequel is not as good as the original. And many diplomatic critics will judge that the second installment of the Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un widescreen bromance fell short of expectations. Having failed to produce any agreement, the Hanoi summit did ... Read More »

Technology, Globalization and the Good Jobs Challenge

Technology, Globalization and the Good Jobs Challenge

By: Dr. Safdar Today, job numbers are considered a crude barometer of economic health. For workers under pressure from changing technology and globalization, a new measure is required, based on job quality as much as job quantity. Most governments around the world are nowadays laying a relentless focus on getting more people into work that is also of good quality ... Read More »

BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION

BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION

How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Is Changing the World Proposed in 2008 and launched the following year, bitcoin – a “peer-to-peer electronic cash system” – was initially viewed by many as the preserve of geeks and criminals. Yet it has subsequently taken giant strides towards the mainstream. There have been various high-profile attempts to unmask the “real” ... Read More »

FULBRIGHT STUDENT PROGRAM 2020

FULBRIGHT STUDENT PROGRAM 2020

By: Muhammad Bilal Butt With thousands of accredited colleges and universities in the United States, how do you find the one that is right for you? Despite tonnes of information online and numerous educational consultancies in Pakistan, students end up, sometimes, going to a wrong place. Either the institutions aren’t reputable enough, or there are visa issues, or simply the ... Read More »

China’s Internment Camps

China's Internment Camps

By: Abdul Rasool Syed The so-called re-education camps for Uighur Muslims What’s happening in China under the guise of re-education of the Uighur Muslims is quite shameful. It seems that China, like the West, is suffering from paranoia against the Muslims. Islamophobia is mounting unprecedentedly with each passing day in Chinese society. It is quite evident in policy of the ... Read More »

Pakistan at the World Government Summit 2019

Pakistan at the World Government Summit 2019

By: Khalid Khurshid Over 4,000 individuals from 140 countries, including heads of state and top officials from 30 international organisations, took part in the seventh World Government Summit 2019 (WGS 2019), held from February 10 to 12 at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. Global political and business decision-makers, NGOs and philanthropists chose the seventh Summit to create a vision for a ... Read More »