October 21, 2017

Blogroll

After Harvey, Texans Will Think Differently About Hurricane Risks

Many people may have stayed put during Hurricane Harvey because no storm that big had struck Texas since 1961. But like New Orleans after Katrina, Texas is likely to be much better prepared next time. Read More »

Chinese Commitment And Expectations

The message out of Beijing is of unwavering friendly political and economic commitment and the expectation of Pakistanis is to play their cards well. And indeed, the onus seems to be on them for reassuring China that Pakistan is totally consensual and united on its partnership with the "strategic iron brother". Read More »

DACA Recipients’ Gains Continue to Grow

According to the largest study to-date, DACA recipients continue to play a critical role in the American economy, gaining higher wages, buying cars and houses, and starting businesses benefiting the entire nation. Read More »

Is Spain About to Break Up?

Spain's Catalonia region votes for independence this fall. For some, it's a referendum on austerity policies that have crippled economies all over Europe. Read More »

Pakistan: The LNG Scam

Pakistani government's decision to import LNG from Qatar at exorbitant rates and extraordinarily generous LNG terminal contract to a leading business group smack of a major corruption scandal that needs an independent investigation. Read More »

Reparations And the Crisis of Poland’s Foreign Policy

The return of the reparations debacle reveals how Poland’s international relations have been infected by PiS’ primitive approach to morality, history and sovereignty. Read More »

Floods Catch Bangladesh Unprepared

Bangladesh, lauded for disaster preparedness, reels as dozens of deaths occur in “non-flood prone” areas. Read More »

View from India: The Doklam Test

China has been assiduously working to encircle India both on land and sea, with the eventual aim of capturing markets and relegating India to a secondary position, says one former general of Indian Army. Read More »

South Africa: Water is Scarce, But Solutions Can Be Found

South Africa can look to the arid Israeli model for its water solutions. Read More »

Is India’s IT Sector Malfunctioning?

India needs huge numbers of new jobs, and IT companies did once create relatively high-quality, stable and formal jobs in India. Lately, that engine of job growth has faltered, with forced attrition becoming the buzzword among IT employees. Against adverse business conditions, Indian IT companies have not been able to move up the value chain. Read More »