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Middle Class, Pakistan Articles Asia Politics & Governance

The Counter Elite: An Ascendant Middle Class in Pakistan

  The electoral triumph of Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-E-Insaf (PTI) in 2018 general election has left little doubt in the notion that an emerging middle class is now at the…

Pakistan, Balochistan, CPEC Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Redressing the Imbalance in Balochistan

Balochistan – often identified as the wild and rather discontented southern nook of Pakistan, made plenteous headlines last year – headlines narrating tales of blood, of cold and brutal rebellion,…

Demonetization, India,Political Economy Articles Asia Trade & Economics

Demonetization in India: Cost and Consequences from the Political Economy Perspective

In November 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the cessation of Rupees 500 and Rupees 1000 notes, the two largest denomination notes which accounted in total for 86 per cent…

US, US Government Americas Articles Politics & Governance

The US Government Shutdown: A Showdown in the Works

If the government shutdowns of past were a model in crisis to go by, Congress, amidst and debatably owing to public furore, would be rushing through the corridors at the…

China, Articles Asia Politics & Governance

China After Forty Years of Reforms and Openness

China is celebrating its 40th anniversary of ‘Reforms and Openness’. China has achieved remarkable growth and development in the last 40 years. Over the course of these years, China has…

Islamic State, Syria, Iraq, IS Articles Defense & Security Middle East & North Africa

The Future of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

In its peak days, Islamic State (IS) controlled two-thirds of Iraq and one-third of Syria. It had an annual turnover of $2 billion. Three years of military measures by Iraqi…

J’Accuse Macron, France, Europe Articles Europe Politics & Governance

J’Accuse Macron

A far cry from Émile Zola’s appeal for clemency on Albert Dreyfus’s part but certainly not a departure from French tradition, the ‘Yellow Vest’ demonstrations have inherited intrinsically recalcitrant French…

Artificial Int, Spill Over, Economic Growth Americas Articles Trade & Economics

Artificial Intelligence and the Spill Over of Economic Growth

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is reshaping the economic dimensions of both developed and developing countries in particular, and underdeveloped nations in general. Historically, technological advancement modernised various aspects of the economy…

China, US Articles Asia Politics & Governance

The Case of Power Projection between the US and China

Power politics has been a permanent feature of international relations since ancient times. Every state, uses the instrument of power projection either for its rise or for maintaining and sustaining…

American Midterms, US, Republicans, Democrats, Americas Articles Politics & Governance

American Midterms: Altered Realities

Almost two weeks into elections for the 116th US Congress, America is no less polarized than it was before Sean Hannity called Armageddon on the Democrats. Over the past year,…

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