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Global village

Global village

Bridging distances Transforming the globe into a village means that its inhabitants are well-connected, well-acquainted with one another. This global community has surpassed many challenges, particularly that of distance. Now, people from the under-developed world, even if only twenty-two percent from Africa, can connect with their counterparts residing in the developed world. There has been a time when people living ... Read More »

World in Focus (July-Aug 2018)

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NATIONAL July 16: The government formally launched a $205 million National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF) to improve preparedness of institutions and strengthen infrastructure to mitigate risks arising out of natural disasters and minimize loss to public life and property. July 16: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) approved the grant of power generation license to Lahore Xingzhong Renewable ... Read More »

Issues in Pakistan’s Economy

Issues in Pakistan’s Economy

By: S. Akbar Zaidi Pakistan’s economic development and social change over its first 66 years remained spectacular, yet commonplace, and in many ways tragic, observes the renowned political economist S. Akbar Zaidi in his book “Issues in Pakistan’s Economy”. In this book, Zaidi, who is well known as one of the most creative intellectuals and economists of Pakistan, has undertaken ... Read More »

No space for foreign policy

No space for foreign policy

Neither the election campaigns nor the manifestos of major political parties have mentioned anything concrete about the country’s foreign policy. The PML-N was bitten badly for eating from that tree of life while the PPP found itself handicapped in pursuing its agenda. So, it comes as no surprise that the PTI has also decided to avoid stepping into uncharted terrain. ... Read More »

Is Trump at war with the West?

Is Trump at war with the West?

JUST one day after his stunning comments in Helsinki, President Donald Trump attempted to backtrack. In the Finnish capital, standing next to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a news conference, he had cast doubt on the conclusions of US intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. Back in the White House on Tuesday, however, Trump argued that he ... Read More »

From summits to strategic tensions

From summits to strategic tensions

After the demise of the USSR, it was widely believed by people in the West that Nato would become democratic and work for peace. But to their utter surprise, the military alliance started blitzing various states. It emerged as a potent tool to topple the governments of a few ‘dictators and autocrats’. Reneging on their promises, Western countries also expanded ... Read More »

Need Asian IMF

Need Asian IMF

At a time when economic challenges are multiplying on account of external woes and the case for another bailout package is becoming stronger and stronger, there is a need to float an idea that could help Pakistan avoid this disaster that will only add to its chronic indebtedness. For making Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), unveiled by Chinese President XI ... Read More »

Five pillars of the political structure

Five pillars of the political structure

Belatedly economists have begun to appreciate that the strength of an economic system depends on the strength of the political structure. The elections of 2018 will determine whether the political structure Pakistan built over the last seven decades will be strengthened and survive into the future. If it does, it will aid the country’s economic revival and put its economy ... Read More »

The battle of etiquette

The battle of etiquette

Is technology changing the nature of audience behaviour? Or is this behaviour specific to a particular culture, time and place? As England played their matches in the World Cup soccer in Moscow, the fans back in Britain supported their side fully while being glued to their mobile phones. It so happened that they refused to switch off their phones even ... Read More »

Water wars

Water wars

Water mismanagement can lead to national and international conflicts Experts have been warning about water scarcity turning into a nontraditional security threat, and now military experts, including DG ISPR, have also alerted the nation that future wars would be fought on the issues of water. Unfortunately, it seems that these wars would be fought both within and across international boundaries. ... Read More »