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View Point: The Rift Within GCC Countries

View Point: The rift within GCC countries

Three Gulf monarchies - Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain - are so annoyed with a fellow member of the Gulf Co-operation Council, Qatar, that they have recalled their ambassadors…

Debt relief for developing countries

Many developing and low-income countries are under debt distress, and a few of which are also facing food crisis as well. This is an extremely grave situation, and it is…

VIEW POINT: GCC States And Their Iran Problem

VIEW POINT: GCC states and their Iran problem

Last week, US President Barack Obama hosted an "Arab Summit' at the Camp David to provide his country's traditional Middle Eastern allies' security assurances. Out of the six Gulf Co-operation…

What happens in Gaza won’t stay in Gaza

Terrorism is condemnable in any shape or manifestation. For this position to be credible, the bombing of civilians by either Hamas or Israel is not acceptable. A crucial difference in…

India’s Potemkin reality

ndia hosted the G20 summit from September 9 to 10 in Delhi. But it was amusing to see the steps it took to make the city more appealing, skilfully hiding…

The SIFC wild card

Since Pakistan’s economy is in deep trouble, the government has taken various steps to help improve it. But so far, most measures have proved to be a total waste except…

The dollar-yuan rivalry

This month Pakistan departed from its long-standing reliance on the US dollar for export payments, as it utilized the Chinese currency ‘yuan’ to pay for its inaugural government-to-government purchase of…

Yellen goes to school

Surely, you can’t be accused of being a pro-Putin conspiracy hack if you’re quoting the US treasury secretary herself casting doubts on the “hegemony of the US dollar”. Just last…

Stop blaming the IMF!

It has been forty days since the IMF’s (International Monetary Fund’s) technical talks concluded, but there have been no signs of the pending Staff Level Agreement (SLA) taking place. At…