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Surviving surveillance capitalism

The shift from the labour-driven Industrial Revolution of the 16th century to the data-centric revolution of the 21st century marks a transformation where private data is meticulously monitored and analyzed…

From capture to fiction

At 3:30 am on February 26, 2019, Mirage 2000 fighter jets of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crossed the Line of Control (LoC), initiating airstrikes on Balakot. At 05:45 am…

Capital suggestion: Reko Diq’s rescue

How could a government – any government in the world – turn a hundred billion-dollar asset into an eleven billion-dollar liability? In 1993, BHP Billiton, an Australian mining company, engaged…

Capital suggestion: Long-term leaders

Mahathir bin Mohamad governed Malaysia for a combined period of 24 years. In 1981, when Mahathir assumed office as Malaysia’s fourth prime minister, Malaysia’s per capita income stood at $1,843.…

Capital suggestion: Industrial policy?

Three questions: can industrialists be impartial architects of change when they have reaped the benefits of the existing system? Will industrialists, who have thrived within the current status quo, suggest…

Capability, stability and purpose

The February 8, 2024, general election represents an opportunity for the country’s military and civilian leaders to change course and set Pakistanis on a better path. To do this, we…

Capacity payments conundrum

The matter of increased capacity payments to power plants has sparked a heated controversy. In recent years, these payments have more than doubled, from 1,082 billion rupees to nearly 2,153…