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Ode to an opportunity missed

‘SATURDAY Night Massacre’ is a well-understood phrase in US political and judicial history. It refers to a Saturday when, at the height of the Watergate crisis, the then president Richard…

Return to the gold standard?

Mr Market remembers mid-August as the time when, on 15 August 1971, US President Richard Nixon interrupted the hit TV series Bonanza on a Sunday night to announce that Washington…

An indecent rendezvous–I

Americans since the Kennedy years have been in romance with India. The credit for this goes to Jawaharlal Nehru’s charm and charisma. He endeared himself to John F Kennedy during…

Kissinger on China and the US

On the momentous occasion of Henry Kissinger’s 100th birthday, he still continues to divulge his astute observations on the complex realm of US-China relations. With unwavering acuity, Kissinger keeps on…

Manhattan project

HAD the Trump team been trying to figure out a scenario that would propel their figurehead down the path to second coming, they could hardly have done better than arrange…

Politics and character

Perhaps many who enter the arena of politics with none or little appreciation of the “Risks” they are likely to be exposed to end up writhing in pain at the…

China-Pakistan relations: new dimensions

On the occasion of the 71st anniversary of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China both the nations deserve congratulations. These two brotherly countries have stood by each other at all…

PIA: fab past, grim present, vague future

Ivy league’s business schools are always looking for cases to study in-depth by their students about corporations who after achieving their glorious periods, decline and struggle for their survival. Harvard,…