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Universities of the future

Universities can be harbingers of change. We have seen how the Oxford and Cambridge universities contributed to the development of the United Kingdom; how Stanford and MIT have done the…

Prioritising nuclear stability

Open government assessments of the state of India-Pakistan deterrence are rare. A recent US intelligence overview considered a ‘general war’ between the two countries ‘unlikely’ although ‘heightened tensions’ remain a…

Bitcoin and the environment

The year 2009 was declared by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as the then second warmest year on record. The same year, the world’s first bitcoin was…

Silence of the lambs

RARELY has silence been more deafening. For a government that based almost every aspect of its claim to power on the promise to recover looted wealth abroad and return it…

Right To Repair

Right to repair

In our global system of production, consumption and premature disposal, using products for longer should be considered a pillar of global climate justice, and in an even broader sense, environmental…

A Long-term Partnership

A long-term partnership

With our deep historical ties and strong people to people links, the UK and Pakistan are natural trading partners. This week I made my first visit to this beautiful and…

Going small for large gains

Being an entrepreneur is exciting, and cool. The flexibility and freedom to venture out, take risks and challenge the status quo is thrilling. For me, however, understanding how a simple…

Reign Of Discretion: Part – II

Reign of discretion: Part – II

Our chief justice has complained that the Supreme Court has been consumed by cases of a political nature, eating up time that ought to be committed to disputes involving ordinary…

Unexplained Wealth

Unexplained wealth

How much corrupt money is laundered through the UK each year? This was the question raised by Transparency International UK. Answer: According to the National Crime Agency (NCA), “At least…

The Corbyn Factor

The Corbyn factor

British voters have declared their verdict. They prefer a hung parliament instead of giving a clear majority to Conservatives. It was a devastating night for Prime Minister Theresa May, who…