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Political Chessboard

Political chessboard

Pakistani politics has changed dramatically recently. In 2014, the conservatives were badly fractured, with Pakistan’s three biggest conflicts raging among social, political and economic conservatives (PML-N vs. the army; the…

Tensions Along Loc

Tensions along Loc

Tension is rising along the Indo-Pakistani border again after the region had been relatively quiet since 2008 the year of the Mumbai attacks. After the alleged killing of five Indian…

New US-Afghan Tensions

New US-Afghan tensions

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, on his first overseas trip after a bruising confirmation hearing, arrived in Afghanistan probably hoping to hear some words of praise for the “blood and…

Post-election challenges

PAKISTAN voted on Feb 8 in an election full of surprises and upsets. This was a pivotal poll in the backdrop of the political tensions and uncertainty of recent years,…

Building trust

THERE is no doubt that climate change is one of humanity’s most complex challenges and needs to be urgently tackled. But is the world faltering in forging a cohesive response?…

Global economic outlook 2024

By unlocking big, bold investments, we can drive sustainable development and climate action and put the global economy on a stronger growth path for all. We must build on the…