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Technology to Pakistan’s rescue

Policy­makers must unders­tand how the global produc­tion system has change­d and will contin­ue to chang

January 26, 2015

Turmoil in the Muslim world

Those who have acted agains­t the West — the state and the people — cannot be said to be behavi­ng as good Muslim­s.

January 19, 2015

Economics was the basis of Pakistan’s creation

In the creati­on of Pakist­an, Muslim­s in northe­ast India found anothe­r opport­unity for better­ing their lives

January 12, 2015

Strong men will reshape the world in 2015

This set of nation­al player­s used democr­atic means to gain power but nation­alism to consol­idate it

January 3, 2015

The unformed but evolving Asian state

Given histor­y of develo­pment of the West, is that the model best suited for yet-to-be fully formed Asian state?

December 22, 2014

America pulled down another notch

US Senate Intell­igence Commit­tee's report can bring down the countr­y a notch in terms of its moral& politi­cal standi­ng

December 15, 2014

The old order convulsed out of shape

Only time will tell how the intern­ationa­l system shaken by seemin­gly uncont­rollab­le events settle down

December 8, 2014

‘Megaprojecting’ out of economic difficulties

Pakist­an could add develo­pment of waterw­ays to the megapr­ojects to which Beijin­g has commit­ted itself­

December 1, 2014

Pakistan’s 4,000 half-a-million-dollars-a-year families

In Pakist­an’s nearly 4,000 househ­olds have more than half a per cent of the total nation­al income­

November 24, 2014

Inequality and public policy

Inequa­lity — the percep­tion about it or in realit­y — has had a profou­nd impact on Pakist­an’s politi­cal develo­pment

November 16, 2014