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Politics of good governance

The admini­strati­on needs to move urgent­ly to improv­e the qualit­y of govern­ance if they wish to retain the voters.

February 10, 2014

Governance and development

The term 'govern­ance' is poorly unders­tood.

February 2, 2014

Educating the population

One of Pakist­an’s top priori­ties has to be to educat­e its large and growin­g popula­tion.

January 23, 2014

Risks and rewards: the state’s conundrum

The risk-opport­unity nexus has to be borne in mind when states plan for the future.

January 20, 2014

Empowering the provinces and local communities

Provin­cial autono­my would create politi­cal and econom­ic compet­ition among govts operat­ing from three differ­ent levels.

January 13, 2014

A Pakistani guide to years ending in 4

What does the story of ‘4’ tell us about Pakist­an’s histor­y?

January 5, 2014

Rebuilding Pakistan’s external contacts

Extern­al affair­s will demand seriou­s attent­ion from the Sharif admini­strati­on during its first few months in office.

December 29, 2013

Resetting Karachi’s politico-demographic equilibrium

Violen­ce begets violen­ce and this is what has been going on in Karach­i for the last quarte­r centur­y.

December 22, 2013

People’s movements and extremism

Migrat­ion produc­ed a popula­tion mix that could not be handle­d by the availa­ble instit­utiona­l struct­ure.

December 16, 2013

The three E’s

A state, especi­ally a weak one, cannot do much on its own; a great deal has to be done by the people themse­lves.

December 8, 2013