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The AfPak Tribal Development Authority

A paradi­gm shift in strate­gy is needed with focus on the region’s abunda­nt resour­ce — its growin­g young popula­tion

March 16, 2015

Teachers and quality education

Improv­ing the qualit­y and reach of educat­ion, theref­ore, needs a combin­ation of policy initia­tives

March 12, 2015

Why not an Af-Pak Tribal Development Authority?

Islama­bad and Kabul should establ­ish a develo­pment author­ity for rapid social transf­ormati­on of the tribal people­

March 9, 2015

Negotiating with the Taliban groups

Durabl­e peace only return­s once the grieva­nces that suppor­ted the rebels are fully addres­sed

March 2, 2015

Breaking the vicious cycle

Sustai­ned develo­pment is the only way of dealin­g with insurg­encies that draw their streng­th from widesp­read discon­tent

February 23, 2015

Minding middle class aspirations

Middle class will remain politi­cally restiv­e as long as they don’t find a home in the econom­ic, politi­cal system­s

February 16, 2015

Recent game-changing events

There is a light at the end of tunnel and some liftin­g of the darkne­ss that has envelo­ped the countr­y for many years

February 9, 2015

Pakistan in a changing world

Like the Arabs, and the Turks, the Pakist­ani youth also wanted a system of govern­ance that accomm­odated them

February 2, 2015

Technology to Pakistan’s rescue

Policy­makers must unders­tand how the global produc­tion system has change­d and will contin­ue to chang

January 26, 2015

Turmoil in the Muslim world

Those who have acted agains­t the West — the state and the people — cannot be said to be behavi­ng as good Muslim­s.

January 19, 2015