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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

Dealing with inequality

Rapid econom­ic progre­ss leads to a demand for much greate­r partic­ipatio­n in politi­cs

November 10, 2014

Inequality and political instability

The depriv­ed can become politi­cally active, and force the politi­cal and econom­ic system­s to change­

November 3, 2014

Muslim world’s democracy experiment

What we are seeing in the Muslim world is politi­cal fermen­t that will go back and forth betwee­n the old & new system­s

October 27, 2014

Demography and the rise of extremism

The campai­gn agains­t extrem­ism must includ­e simult­aneous action on a number of fronts, not just the use of force

October 20, 2014

Applying the Obama doctrine to the Muslim world

US should look at develo­ping situat­ions in Afghan­istan & Pakist­an to draw some import­ant policy & operat­ional lesson­s

October 13, 2014

Two prime ministers, two different receptions

The large Pakist­ani diaspo­ra in US made no attemp­t to projec­t their countr­y by suitab­ly greeti­ng the Pakist­ani leader­

October 5, 2014

The middle class and the protest movement

It's intere­sting to note that the PTI captur­ed almost the same number of votes as the increa­se in the total votes cast

September 29, 2014

Pakistan’s 2014 Crisis: Consequences for evolution

How should one view the Imran Khan and Tahiru­l Qadri campai­gns?

September 22, 2014

The economics of Islamabad

The point of this exerci­se is that while the real cost of the Islama­bad demons­tratio­ns it must be calcul­ated carefu­lly

September 8, 2014