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Two Japanese giants

With the resignation of Prime Minister Abe (ahbay) Shinzo, a long chapter in Japanese politics is coming to an end. He first became the longest-serving prime minister of post-WWII Japan…

Anatomy of ‘Debt Management Strategy’

Pakistan’s persistent fiscal imbalance has cast a negative shadow on the overall economic scenario. Unless significant and enduring fiscal reforms are initiated and implemented with full vigour, the likelihood of…

A useful trip to Japan

In the changing geopolitical situation of this region, economic relations are going to play a significant role. With Pakistan’s volatile economy and a tight financial position, the country needs to…

Salvation lies in ending conflict

It is a bitter fact that neighbours cannot be changed and altering geographical contiguity is next to impossible. That said, throughout history neighbouring states have continued to wage senseless wars…

The G20 conundrum

The meeting of foreign ministers belonging to the G20 countries, held in India, ended without producing a consensus statement. It is the second occasion in a span of two weeks…

Only the bottle is new

These days, if you talk to anyone in government about any new program or initiative, really anything that will cost money, the response is often the same: there is no…

Portrait of a different generation

 I was recently talking to a faculty member, a fellow Gen-Xer, at a major UK university and he shared an observation he made at the start of the new academic…

The double game

ndia uses its sour relations with China and Pakistan as an excuse to purchase more weapons. For example, India published reports that accused Pakistan of using drone technology to help…