Pakistan’s Vicious IMF Cycle

Governments come and go, but Pakistan’s economic woes – and its love/hate relationship with the IMF – remain constant. Read More Here

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Taliban Announces New Government In Afghanistan

The Taliban has appointed Mohammad Hasan Akhund, a close aide to the group’s late founder Mullah Omar, as head of Afghanistan’s new caretaker government, weeks after it took control of the country in a rapid offensive. The list of cabinet members announced by chief spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid was dominated by members of the group’s old guard, with no women […]

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Big Tech Reckoning

The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the market power of large technology companies and the inadequacy of current digital governance and regulation. What should policymakers do to address Big Tech’s growing clout and build an equitable digital economy? Read Here | Project Syndicate

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Beijing Enjoys Greater Legitimacy Than Any Western State

Most Americans think with its democracy, the United States has the best form of government. China, with its one-party dictatorial state, communist or otherwise, has the worst form. This is China’s Achilles’ heel and will spell the downfall of the Chinese Communist Party. In reality, from the Chinese people’s perspective and theirs alone, their government […]

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How the Coronavirus Pandemic Will Permanently Expand Government Powers

We are all statists now. Since the coronavirus pandemic struck and the global economy unraveled, we have looked to governments to mobilise medical resources, implement containment measures, and spend previously unimaginable sums to support workers and businesses. Out of these emergency policies could arise new institutions and ways of solving problems that will benefit us […]

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Supermen Leaders Have Place For Expertise, Not Experts

One needs an expert driver, but the driver does not get to decide where to go. As data, knowledge, technology and expertise are available for hire and purchase, the real mark of a leader will increasingly be his or her intuitive power and instinctive capability to understand the public mood and influence it. Emotions unfettered […]

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