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The perils of anocracy

Anocracies are countries in transition towards full democracy after having experienced non-democratic rule in the past but are not fully committed to democratic practices. These countries have a high probability…

Politics and the Pakistani diaspora

Historically, ‘diaspora’ had a very specific meaning – mostly ascribed to Jews and Armenians’ dispersions around the world – epitomizing the historical oppression and neglect these communities had to face…

IMF program implementation

With the likely passage of the budget for FY22, the Pakistan economy not only enters the second innings of the PTI government but also the second innings of the IMF…

Battle Of Britain

Battle of Britain

All eyes are focused these days on Boris Johnson, the new prime minister of the United Kingdom. But that’s not the most important news this month out of Britain. The…

The Dharna Cul-de-sac

The dharna cul-de-sac

There is no respite or restrain as political tension escalates in the federal capital with the ambiguous and unfathomable charter of demands put forth by the religious group organising the…

For A Liberated Civil Society

For a liberated civil society

Pessimism sets in as the world undergoes uncanny political changes in the aftermath of Brexit, rise of Donald Trump and declining popularity of social democrats across the Western hemisphere. Ruthless…

The PTI’s ‘Naya Sindh’ Challenge

The PTI’s ‘Naya Sindh’ challenge

Though Punjab remains the main battleground for the coming general elections, the mainstream parties are now turning to Sindh with the hopes of making political fortunes with the declining popularity…

Do traditional telecom services have any future?

The advent of Next Generation Mobile Services (NGMS) has brought about an unprecedented shift towards the propagation of data services over traditional telecom services. With the latest generation of smart-phones…

How Did Tunisia Do It?

How did Tunisia do it?

Should you ever be in Tunis and think your soul is in need of spiritual uplift, then be warned. When the National Theatre advertises a “sufi concert” it in fact…