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The Age Of Political Essentialism

The age of political essentialism

One would have thought the divisive political discourse that prevailed before Election 2018 would gradually phase out after the polls. But the polarisation between the supporters and opponents of the…

Recalibrating governance – Part III

A major departure has to be made in the deployment of civil servants. Instead of senior, qualified and courteous officers being assigned to secretariat positions and junior, rude, unqualified functionaries…

Lula returns?

Brazilian voters will have to return to the polls for a presidential runoff as none of the leading candidates managed to muster the required numbers in the first round. On…

A snub to the BJP

For the first time in the last eight years, the BJP government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has succumbed to foreign pressure and removed two spokespersons for making derogatory…

Diversity, inclusion and the youngDr Naazir Mahmood

The Pakistan Institute of Peace Studies (PIPS) has been working for the promotion of diversity and inclusion in society. Its recent consultation titled ‘Promoting narratives of diversity, inclusion, and peace…

Climate change crisis and global response

The existential threat of climate change is unfolding fast, and the window of limiting average global temperatures below 1.5C — to avoid any permanent natured changes to climate, something which…

America divided two months after death of Floyd

One after another, statues recalling slavery in America keep coming down, and night after night demonstrators taunt police in a groundswell of anger over brutality against people of color. Two…

Distrust in politics

Former US President Donald Trump bitterly questioned the fairness of presidential election having lost to Joe Biden. It is the second presidential election in recent times that would go in…

Remembering Ercelaan

In the passing away of Aly Alp Ercelaan, in a Peshawar hospital on November 26, Pakistan’s economics profession has been robbed of a highly motivated and conscientious role model, the…