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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

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