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Capital suggestion: Long-term leaders

Mahathir bin Mohamad governed Malaysia for a combined period of 24 years. In 1981, when Mahathir assumed office as Malaysia’s fourth prime minister, Malaysia’s per capita income stood at $1,843.…

Pakistan: leadership crisis

The primary constituents of economic growth encompass physical capital, infrastructure, human capital, and technology. Pakistan stands among those nations where growth rates have not aligned with its developmental profile for…

Unbreakable leader

The day is November 30, 1967: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and his trusted colleagues are present at the residence of Dr Mubasher Hasan in Lahore, negotiations are ongoing in the context…

Creating a leader

The time has come when once again people across the nation are engaged in the process of trying to decide who they will vote for. The front-runners, including Nawaz Sharif…

Economic impasse and political instability

The economic challenges of Pakistan are appallingly enduring, and unless we effectively address fiscal discipline issues, expand our tax base, and eliminate resource wastage, the country’s economic stagnation is likely…

Fixing politics by non-political means

Thailand’s former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was overthrown in a September 2006 coup and subsequently convicted of corruption, is back in the country after years in exile. His party…

Political worker vs cult member

A political worker and a cult member are fundamentally different in terms of their objectives, motivations, and the nature of their involvement. Here are some key distinctions: Political workers typically…

The great Indian political circus: Part – I

There are many similarities between the economic situation that India faced in the early 1990s and the one Pakistan currently faces. Last year, I wrote a series of articles that…

The great Indian political circus: Part – II

In January 1990, tensions in Kashmir allowed the BJP to capitalize on it to fan its extremist agenda. Immediately after coming to power, the VP Singh government introduced the 62nd…