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Resilience And Hope

Resilience and hope

“If you have tears, prepare to shed them now,” Marc Antony exhorted fellow Romans over the death of his friend. We do not need any exhortation to shed tears for…

A Monsoon Catastrophe

A monsoon catastrophe

Pakistan is highly vulnerable to devastating climate change, but the matter is at the lowest priority for the government. For the last three years, the country has topped the list…

The Promise Of Pakistan

The promise of Pakistan

High growth will rest on the pillars of higher public and private investment and increase in exports from greater competitiveness. Pakistan’s flat exports-to-GDP ratio is a surprise in a world…

Fixing The Internal Threat

Fixing the internal threat

For more than six decades, the Pakistani state has witnessed several phases where its writ has been challenged by various factors within and outside the country. The latest, seemingly toughest,…

Remembering Bhola

Remembering Bhola

The writer has taught international relations and diplomacy at Boston University and at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and was the vice chancellor of LUMS. December 16 is…

A Woman’s Burden

A woman’s burden

“It is now more dangerous to be a woman than to be a soldier in modern conflict; and to be a poor woman even outside the theatre of war is…

Early Warning Systems In Social Conflicts

Early warning systems in social conflicts

Early Warning System (EWS), and its adjunct, Early Response (ER) have had their origins since olden times when in primitive societies people were keen to know about future untoward developments…