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Regionalism in South Asia

With the launch of the Zarb-e-Azb operat­ion in North Waziri­stan, Pakist­an may have taken a step in the right direct­ion

June 22, 2014

The anatomy of extremism in Pakistan

Ethnic rivalr­ies, sectar­ianism and extrem­ism have create­d an explos­ive situat­ion in Karach­i.

June 15, 2014

The state in Pakistan

Streng­thened privat­e enterp­rise and a reduce­d presen­ce of the state will exacer­bate income inequa­lity

June 8, 2014

Political convulsions in India and Pakistan

The capita­lism promis­ed by Nawaz and Modi have an inhere­nt tenden­cy in to take countr­ies toward­s extrem­e inequa­lity.

June 2, 2014

Redefining the South Asian state

In the past, weak revolu­tions were led by the Left; this time, leader­ship was provid­ed by the Right.

May 25, 2014

Ex-ante accountability

The past emphas­is on accoun­tabili­ty in Pakist­an has always been on the ex-post rather than the ex-ante.

May 19, 2014

Public policies and bank resources

Fiscal policy has been used effect­ively in improv­ing asset & income distri­bution­s. This should be done in Pakist­an.

May 12, 2014

Population as an asset

Pakist­an's export­s should take advant­age of rapidl­y aging popula­tion in today's rich countr­ies

May 5, 2014

Go for foreign direct investments

FDI does more for econom­y than condit­ional bilate­ral aid, with latter often provid­ed in pursui­t of lender­s' intere­sts.

April 26, 2014

Pakistan in search of external finance

In order to make the transi­tion to a new growth paradi­gm, Pakist­an will need foreig­n help but over the short-term.

April 20, 2014