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Politics of confrontation

A NUMBER of political developments have set the stage for a confrontation between the government and opposition with the establishment caught in the crosshairs of the melee. This may open…

Politics of health

Covid-19 has exposed a global failure in public health, and Pakistan is no exception. It has consistently allocated insufficient federal and provincial budgets to support basic health services for its…

Politics of divisiveness

Politics of divisiveness always harms a country, pushing states towards anarchy and chaos. Such politics leads societies and states towards a conflagration that incinerates everything. The consequences of such politics…

No time for water politics

Our glaciers are shrinking, droughts are intensifying, and oceans are acidifying with methane plums rising up from the ocean floor. This is all happening decades ahead of scientific projections. More…

Wildfires and politics

As the US West Coast struggled to contain unprecedented wildfires, Donald Trump maintained that science really doesn’t know the root cause of this devastation. Before we dismiss this as another…

The theatre of politics

There are reasons why we are having so much difficulty in translating events in the political sphere today. In the first place it has become almost impossible to distinguish fact…

Dynastic politics in Sri Lanka

With a landslide victory in the parliamentary elections held on August 5, the Rajapaksa brothers have tightened their grip on power in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan People’s Party (SLPP)…

Politics of war

On August 4, hours before a massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital, Beirut, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, issued an ominous warning to Lebanon. “We hit a cell and now…

Women in politics

The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN)’s report, ‘Women Parliamentarians Performance 2018-2019’, evaluated the performance of women parliamentarians in Pakistan by focusing on their contribution to parliamentary business. The study…

The politics of centralisation

The Covid-19 pandemic has played havoc with the world, resulted in a series of almost global lockdowns one after another, caused thousands of deaths and triggered an economic meltdown all…