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Informal banking: economic coercion

Pakistan is a country of contradictions. When we count the population for the purposes of allocation of seats in the assemblies and allocation of funds under the National Finance Commission…

Strategic coercion through hybrid warfare

Hybrid attacks against Pakistan across a broad front are focused mainly on Balochistan, the former Fata region, Swat and Gilgit-Baltistan. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) gets very special attention. In…

Beyond Coercion

Beyond coercion

Social media is flooded with jokes about US President Donald Trump’s unorthodox style of running the most powerful country in the world. As he opens his mouth through Twitter or…

Economic Decision-making: Illusion And Reality

Economic decision-making: Illusion and reality

Modern technology has not helped and the higher education made available by Ata-ur-Rehman, despite his good intentions has worsened matters. The question is why has this happened? Is it because…

In Search Of Prudent Economics

In search of prudent economics

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is a well-intentioned leader and seems to be genuinely interested in taking the economy out of its existing state of stagflation, which has made the economic…

Pakistan: a victim of hybrid warfare

The concept of hybrid warfare encompasses use of all means available to a state to subdue its adversary and achieve strategic goals without the ostensible use of available kinetic force.…