Human capital: Where does India stand?

The skew in India towards younger generations highlights the disconnect between today’s education system and the skills required in the labour market. Upon analysis of the Human Capital Report – 2015, released recently by the World Economic Forum (WEF), it is clear that for India to tread on the path of long-term economic success, the […]

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Sharif Don’t Like It

Rocking the Civil-Military Casbah in Pakistan. As the world watches on, Islamabad continues to be besieged by protests that have brought the government to a standstill. The Azadi and Inqilab marches, led by Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Tahir ul-Qadri’s Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) are demanding, among other things, the resignation of Prime Minister […]

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The Attrition strategy: a new normal in the politics of Pakistan?

Two legislations have successfully raised the costs of an old style coup, making the strategy of attrition a preferred mode for army led political interference. As the dust settles in the protracted power struggle between the Pakistani army and the elected leadership, a comparison of the methods employed by the army in similar situations in […]

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Democracy and terrorism

If democracy continues to flourish in Pakistan and the establishment’s flawed policies are scrapped, Pakistan would finally become a peaceful country. “Liberal newspaper Express Tribune cowed into silence by Pakistani Taliban,” reads a headline of The Guardian. Those of us in the media had of course heard about a policy shift after a second attack […]

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