January 16, 2018

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The Pall That the Tax Package is Casting Over Charities

Giving could decline by $21 billion or more per year. Read More »

Yet Another Round of Optimism in Pak-Afghan Relations

Whether Afghanistan’s present internal political polarization and external factors will permit any forward movement in its tricky relations with Pakistan is a huge question mark. Read More »

Why Justice is More Important Than the Rule of Law

America's understanding of justice may be compromised, which is a more fundamental issue than enforcing the law. Read More »

De-colonizing Education in Pakistan

Much lip-service has been given to reforming Madrasahs without success. The sheer magnitude of an enormous increase can be seen by this simple statistic: only 7,000 Pakistani children attended Madrasahs 30 years ago as compared to closer to 2 million today even by conservative estimates. Read More »

Why did Chinese Investment in the Philippines Stagnate?

While inter-state relations do matter, the political relations between Beijing and Manila do not solely shape the rise or fall of Chinese foreign direct investment. Read More »

How Republican Missteps Turned Alabama Blue

It began with a sex scandal. How else? Read More »

America’s Housing Crisis

People need places to live, but greedy developers are taking advantage of popular markets like New York and California by marketing only to the rich. It might seem like capitalism at its finest, but there is a price to pay, and that is the well-being of the middle and lower classes. Read More »

Why Trump’s Evangelical Supporters Welcome His Move on Jerusalem

Many American evangelicals believe that the establishment and protection of Israel set up a chain of event for the return of Jesus. What were the origins of this narrative? Read More »

How New Is Virtual Reality Really?

Is virtual reality really an “innovation,” as we commonly call it? Or is it merely the next stage in something that we’ve been on the cusp of for a long while? Read More »

The Women Carpenters of Hunza Valley

A unique project in Pakistan’s Hunza Valley to renovate and maintain the Altit Fort in a sustainable manner, using locally grown timber, has led to the employment of women as carpenters as an essential part of the work. Read More »