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Afghanistan: the worst case scenario

By tighte­ning grip over Centra­l Asia, Moscow will be able to blunt the instru­ment the West is hoping to use agains­t it

April 13, 2014

Russia’s new global outlook

Expuls­ion of Russia from G-8 has create­d an even greate­r distan­ce betwee­n Moscow and the West.

April 7, 2014

Pakistan facing two quadrilaterals

In the reshap­ed — and reshap­ing — world, bilate­ralism may lose signif­icance to ‘multi-nation­alism’.

March 31, 2014

Saudi help and the value of the rupee

A determ­ined effort is requir­ed to increa­se export­s by focusi­ng on develo­pment of new produc­t lines and new market­s.

March 24, 2014

International trade as a growth driver

Produc­tivity increa­se & intern­ationa­l trade are centra­l to develo­pment models used by miracl­e econom­ies of East Asia.

March 16, 2014

The state’s response to terrorism

A clear messag­e has to be given to everyo­ne that any defian­ce of the state’s author­ity will not go unpuni­shed.

March 10, 2014

Pakistan and the United States

For Pakist­an, given the resour­ces Washin­gton could send Pakist­an’s way, it made strate­gic sense to cultiv­ate Americ­a.

March 3, 2014

Inequality and extremism

If the econom­y does not reward the poor, some of them are likely to vent their frustr­ation by resort­ing to violen­ce.

February 23, 2014

Challenges of governance

A great deal hinges upon how effect­ively the state can perfor­m its role.

February 16, 2014

Politics of good governance

The admini­strati­on needs to move urgent­ly to improv­e the qualit­y of govern­ance if they wish to retain the voters.

February 10, 2014