Views Digest

April, 2017

  • 11 April

    Pakistan’s Cotton Production to Go Up

    Despite long dry spell, Pakistan is headed to mix results of its agriculture production for 2017/18.

  • 10 April

    South Asia Braces for Intense Heat This Summer

    With temperatures already topping 40 degrees Celsius in many places and a weak monsoon forecast, southern Asia is likely to suffer through yet another recording-breaking summer

  • 8 April

    Turkey’s Dangerous Referendum

    Turkey's leader will apparently stop at nothing to centralize power — and every move that backfires makes him even more desperate.

  • 4 April

    Bury the Past, Not the Future

    Pakistan and Bangladesh must assiduously try to work toward true reconciliation by facing down the demons of the past, forgive each other for the excesses from either side and set aside the lingering acrimony and bitterness.

  • 4 April

    Fortune 500 Companies Hold a Record $2.6 Trillion Offshore

    The limited disclosures made by a handful of Fortune 500 corporations show that corporations are brazenly using tax havens to avoid taxes on significant profits.

  • 3 April

    El Salvador Votes for Water over Gold

    The people of El Salvador and their international allies against irresponsible mining are celebrating a historic victory. After a long battle against global mining companies that were determined to plunder the country’s natural resources for short-term profits, El Salvador’s Legislative Assembly has voted to ban all metal mining projects.   The new law is aimed at protecting the Central American …

March, 2017

  • 28 March

    Trump Slams Brakes on Obama’s Climate Plan

    Badly looking for a political win that would both fulfill some campaign promises to his political base and satisfy the demands of rank-and-file Republicans in Congress, President Trump on March 28 signed an expansive Energy Independence and Economic Growth Executive Order.   The executive order signals a sharp shift in federal climate change rules, standards and work procedures. This was …

  • 25 March

    The Hate That Divides Us

    In shock after hearing of the London attack and a Bangalore assault, Mari Marcel Thekaekara reflects on what could defeat hate of the ‘other’ and finally bring us together.

  • 19 March

    War in Perpetuity

    By any metric, the three-pronged American campaign in Afghanistan — nation-building, fighting against the Taliban and curbing the illicit drug commerce — has not yielded tangible results. But the amount spent on the mission is simply staggering: $1 trillion and counting. The reconciliation drive is a track that has lamentably gone cold and deserves the best possible shot, argues one Pakistani analyst.

  • 19 March

    The Deep State

    The influence of the “deep state” must be minimized, otherwise the State cannot provide services, administer justice, maintain law and order and bring about economic prosperity that our people desperately need, writes Ikram Sehgal.