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Forebodings And Forewarnings

Forebodings and forewarnings

The elections are, at last, over and by the time this article appears, the final outcome will have emerged. As voters wended their way to polling booths, they were assailed…

Capital Suggestion…Post-election

Capital suggestion…Post-election

The most probable post-election permutation is a coalition government. The three overriding factors for the coalition government will be: the IMF, coalition politics and the PPP’s control over the Senate.…

New Areas Of Cooperation

New areas of cooperation

Relations between the European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) are finally picking up much-needed momentum. Recent talks held in Ho Chi Minh City between EU…

Gorilla In The Closet Problem Of NSS

Gorilla in the closet Problem of NSS

Reducing the budget deficit has traditionally been hard for Pakistan, given the country's problem with stagnant tax collection and unyielding public spending; it is only exacerbated by endemic corruption. Countries…

Challenges And Opportunities

Challenges and opportunities

Arrangements made for re-polling at 43 stations in NA-250 showed the ECP and the Army the difference such arrangements could have made to the May 11 election results whose authenticity…

Election Outlook-IX: Power Politics

Election Outlook-IX: Power politics

That electricity expansion always proves popular in the context of developing and least developed countries in particular is a strong reality that has found its best expression in a war-ravaged…

Political Business

Political business

A major scandal has broken out in West Bengal involving the collapse of a business group called Saradha, comprising 120 firms, promoted by upstart entrepreneur Sudipta Sen. The crash has…

From Astana To Amritsar

From Astana to Amritsar

On April 26, Kazakhstan hosted the third Ministerial Conference of neighbours and ‘near-neighbours’ of Afghanistan (somewhat awkwardly designated as the ‘Heart of Asia’ countries) within the framework of the so-called…