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Contingency Planning

Contingency planning

The Government claims that the new IMF program of $6.7 billion under the Extended Fund Facility is based on implementation of 'home grown' reforms. If this is the case then…

The Security Challenge

The security challenge

Economic interdependence between nations is a reality of today. Even countries like the US or China are not totally self-reliant. An economic shock in one region sends waves throughout the…

‘I-5 Group’

‘I-5 Group’

Pakistan possesses all the basic ingredients essential for becoming a global hub for Islamic banking and finance. The biggest advantage that Pakistan has over its competitors in Islamic banking and…

What Governments Do And Why

What governments do and why

A Seminal book of the 20th century, at least for academics, was An Economic Theory of Democracy, published in 1957. In it, Anthony Downs applied economic theory to the study…

Power And US Policy

Power and US policy

The Egyptian crisis and wider turmoil in the Middle East has intensified the debate in America and beyond about how Washington should respond to the turbulent turn of events in…

Gift Of God

Gift of God

Gift of God to Pakistan. Shale gas is “natural gas that is found trapped within shale formations.” In the US, the ‘shale gas revolution’ has already begun. In 2000, shale…

How The NSC Should Operate

How the NSC should operate

The just reconstituted Defence Committee of the Cabinet (DCC) as Cabinet Committee on National Security (CCNS) is an exercise in futility because it is not structured and empowered to carry…