Views Digest

November, 2019

  • 1 November

    Israel’s Water Revolution: A Blueprint for Pakistan’s Water Crisis

    Israel's water independence policy has been successful in eradicating water crisis in that country. Pakistan, being the sixth most populous nation, and the third largest country facing water crisis, can learn from Israel's innovative approaches.

October, 2019

  • 26 October

    World Silence on Kashmir Deafening

    Unfortunately, Pakistan's Foreign Office, the Foreign Minister and the embassies so far have failed in getting Kashmir the attention that is needed. While Kashmir has been a focus of foreign policy of Pakistan for many years, its treatment has become a command exercise in the embassies with dull programs for the ‘inner circle’ only without creating an impact in the host society.

July, 2019

  • 21 July

    Pakistan: The Original Story of Reko Diq Gold

    If negotiations with Canadian mining company over the terms of extracting Pakistan's largest gold deposits do not succeed and Islamabad has to still pay them, then they should be paid the US$ 5 billion fine in installments over the life of the contract!

June, 2019

  • 25 June

    Winners and Losers in the US-China Trade War

    It’s difficult to say where this trade war will end. For any country to declare it has won may not be that difficult as this is purely a matter of political gamesmanship. In reality, however, escalating tariffs are damaging to businesses and consumers across the world.

  • 22 June

    Moldova Crisis: The First Battle in the War for Democracy

    Swift action from Brussels transformed the Moldova crisis on the ground. The EU will now learn to keep oligarchic governments at arm’s length in future.

  • 18 June

    China-Nepal Railway: Fantasy or Reality?

    The world’s toughest rail route, from Kerung in Tibet to Kathmandu, is struggling to get off the ground amid growing fears of debt, earthquakes and benefits bypassing local communities.

  • 15 June

    Saving Water in Pakistan and India by Feeding Thirsty Crops with Drops

    How India and Pakistan can reduce wastage of water in the age of climate change and water scarcity. The two countries can conserve water and increase productivity which can lessen stress on their shared and contested water resources.

  • 15 June

    Pakistan: Bad Math — Big Blunders

    Why is math illiteracy so rampant in Pakistan and why it has good soldiers but not a single top-level mathematician anywhere in the world, wonders one academic.

  • 14 June

    What Does the Trump Administration Want from Iran?

    Two oil tankers were attacked on June 13 off the coast of Oman, forcing the crew members of one burning ship to flee. It was the latest in a series of assaults on tankers transporting oil through the Gulf. In May, Saudi, Norwegian and Emirati oil tankers were attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, causing damage but …

  • 14 June

    No Appetite for a ‘New Cold War’ in Asia

    Key states are attempting to shore up Asia’s fragile security and economic order. But much more will be needed — across issues ranging from cyber to maritime security and trade — if the region is to avoid the worst consequences of the growing competition between the United States and China. Sitting back and waiting for Trump and Xi to find common ground is no longer possible.