Johnson was not a typical leader, and his successor will have a difficult job. They will need to strengthen the Conservative party before the next general election (which could come sooner rather than later). They will need to distance themselves from the more problematic aspects of Johnson’s legacy, while steadying the ship and appealing to the electorate.
Pakistan in Political Turmoil – Five Unanswered Questions
If the no-confidence move succeeds, there is no guarantee that it will bring political and economic stability. And if it fails, it is unlikely to bring the political tensions down. Thus political instability may haunt Pakistan until the next elections.
Inclusivity is Key to Salvaging the US-Taliban Doha Deal
Any major deviation from the basic contours of the existing agreement will only help spoilers of peace and not the millions of Afghans who are desperate for a return to normalcy. This could also erode trust in the inviolability of future peace agreements that consume enormous effort and time to mature.
Exploring the Indian Ocean as a Rich Archive of History
The deep Indian Ocean is far less studied than the depths of the other oceans, for economic reasons: it is ringed by underdeveloped countries.
Eurasian Unification is Holding Sway
BRI is not a concept anymore but a functional reality from the east of Asia to the west of Europe and the territories in between. CPEC will be an enormous force-multiplier north to south, connecting China and Central Asia to Middle East and North Africa through Pakistan.
Race on to Preserve Cultural Monuments with 3D Images
Researchers are making 3D scans, architectural plans and detailed photographic records of cultural heritage sites around the world, knowing they could be destroyed at any time.
NGOs in the Anti-terror Trap
The US anti-terrorism laws introduced since the World Trade Centre attacks are a minefield for humanitarian agencies and international NGOs, varying widely in their application from one country to another and targeting a whole variety of different political groups and individuals.
Pakistan’s Judges And Military Clash Over Rule of Law
Mohabat Shah has stood silently before the bench at Pakistan’s Supreme Court (in Islamabad) nearly every day last week. Shah’s four-year search for his son, Yasin, has come down to a handful of court hearings that are testing the power of Pakistan’s civilian government over its military. The outcome of the legal tussles could have far-reaching effects for Pakistani …
How Racism Caused The US Government Shutdown
This isn’t an article about how Republicans shut down the government because they hate that the President is black. This is an article about how racism caused the government to shut down and the U.S. to teeter on the brink of an unprecedented and catastrophic default. I understand if you’re confused. A lot of people think the only way that …
Push to Tackle Corruption in Post-2015 Agenda
With the realization that corruption is undermining development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), experts are lobbying the UN to adopt goals and targets on good governance and transparency in the post-2015 development agenda. A high-level anti-corruption panel, co-chaired by UNDP, Transparency International and UNODC, gathered at the UN in New York in late September to highlight …