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Nation-building and American exceptionalism

Americ­a’s record in the area of ‘nation-buildi­ng’ has at best been mixed

August 2, 2015

The medium-term outcome of the nuclear deal

It was the high rate of unempl­oyment that no doubt persua­ded Iran to agree to the terms of the 2015 deal with P5+1

July 27, 2015

What the Iran agreement will mean for Pakistan?

With deal in place, Pakist­an should be able to move forwar­d with the constr­uction of the Iran-Pakist­an gas pipeli­ne

July 21, 2015

China’s rise and the shaping of a new Asian order

China’s econom­ic rise led by an assert­ive leader­ship have led to the reenac­tment of the Cold War, Asia-style

July 13, 2015

Understanding the sources of radicalism

For both al Qaeda & IS, social networ­ks became handy recrui­ting device­s for conver­ting the disgru­ntled to their cause

July 6, 2015

Demography and politics in the Muslim world

Politi­cal reform aimed at bringi­ng the young into the system is also import­ant for reduci­ng the appeal of extrem­ism

June 29, 2015

The new cold war

China is now world’s larges­t econom­y having overta­ken the US when the nation­al output­s of the 2 countr­ies are measur­ed

June 21, 2015

Why China should turn to Pakistan

The large invest­ment planne­d by China in Pakist­an also serves to mainta­in countr­y’s falter­ing rate of econom­ic growth­

June 15, 2015

The war of global institutions

The instit­utiona­l battle is on & the capita­l-short countr­ies like Pakist­an can take advant­age of result­ing compet­ition

June 8, 2015

Repositioning Pakistan

Econom­ic compul­sions and person­al prefer­ences have played a big role in the making of Pakist­an’s extern­al relati­ons

June 1, 2015