October 2019

JWT Magazine October 2019 issue

US-China Trade War and Future of Globalization

US-China Trade War and Future of Globalization Political pressures could once again effect a rollback The verdict of history is that the trade war that’s now raging between the United States and China will lead to no good — with consequences that could go well beyond trade and threaten the world’s geopolitical and economic stability. How this plays out is …

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Pakistan’s Prison Class System

Pakistan’s Prison Class System What makes the better class so important and how is it allotted? The recent accountability drive has seen a number of high-profile prisoners — including former president, Asif Ali Zardari, and former prime minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi — demanding that they be provided better class facilities in jail. However, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government in its latest …

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The Quandary of a No-Deal Brexit

The Quandary of a No-Deal Brexit Mahmudur Rahman The British prime minister faces many challenges as the deadline for Brexit comes near When Boris Johnson became prime minister, he did so on the platform that, come what may October 31, Britain would exit the European Union, deal or no-deal. Within days, he had set up two separate groups: One that …

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Is this Cold War 2.0?

Is this Cold War 2.0? Esam Sohail One has to wonder if the Cold War really ended or, after a brief interregnum of the Boris Yeltsin period in Russia, simply started back up again for round two. Though it is commonplace to frame the said “war” in terms of the capitalist world versus the communists, such a simplistic perspective misses …

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Learning from a half-century of Economic Development in Asia

Learning from a half-century of Economic Development in Asia In 1968, renowned economist Gunnar Mydral published Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations, a highly pessimistic work on Asia’s development prospects. The fifty years since witnessed a remarkable economic transformation with Asia emerging as a global economic powerhouse. Like so many, it was hard for Mydral to imagine …

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PM Khan Speaks his heart out at UNGA (Editorial October 2019)

PM Khan Speaks his heart out at UNGA (Editorial October 2019) September 27 came as yet another day when Pakistan vociferously advocated the right to self-determination of the Kashmiris, and raised their voice with full vigour at the world’s most prestigious forum, the United Nations General Assembly. Before an audience of world leaders, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, …

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World’s Most Liveable Cities in 2019

World’s Most Liveable Cities in 2019 Magazine Desk The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) recently launched, ‘The Global Liveability Index 2019’. According to the Report, the Index assesses, ‘which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions’. The index covers 140 cities around the world, which are assessed on five broad indicators: (1) stability, (2) healthcare, (3) …

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UN Climate Action Summit

UN Climate Action Summit At this year’s UN Climate Action Summit, world leaders have gathered to share plans on how to tackle global warming. At the Summit, governments and private-sector leaders unveiled initiatives aimed at reducing planet-warming emissions. Close to 30 global initiatives to ramp up action on climate change were unveiled or expanded. Bringing together governments, businesses, development banks, …

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