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Dr Akmal Hussain
Dr Akmal Hussain

  • July 03, 2022

    The relevance of ancient wisdom

    Akbar S Ahmed’s new book, ‘The Flying Man’, is a masterpiece for our times. I use this word carefully to suggest that only a master of his...

  • May 29, 2022

    The IMF and beyond

    When we study the pattern of the recurrent balance of payments crises, we find that its magnitude has an escalating trend. This time, such is the...

  • May 18, 2022

    Avoiding default without misery

    The challenge in dealing with the short-term crisis is to avoid debt default without making the poor pay for it. At the same time, the tactical...

  • April 09, 2021

    Colonial intrusion and Pakhtun resistance

    The new gem from Akbar S Ahmed is a compiled and edited publication of two apparently unrelated, but subtly interlinked manuscripts: A set of...

  • March 26, 2020

    Covid-19: emergency response

    Pakistan has begun to enter the steeply rising phase of the incidence of the Covid-19 infection. Less than a month ago on February 26, there were...

  • March 21, 2020

    Covid-19 and economic policy

    Covid-19 has made human suffering the predominant preoccupation for policymakers across the world. Out of the darkness of death and disease is...

  • September 12, 2019

    Dynamics of the Kashmir crisis

    Modi’s move in Kashmir was designed to present a political fait accompli to Kashmiris, Pakistan and the international community. But instead of...

  • September 02, 2019

    Elements of BJP’s fascism

    The annexation of Indian Occupied Kashmir by the government of PM Modi signifies the onset of a new dynamic of power in the Subcontinent that could...

  • May 19, 2019

    Economics of unconventional warfare

    Three features of the present economic and security environment lead to the surmise that Pakistan is in the grip of what is termed ‘unconventional...

  • May 11, 2019

    After the programme

    As Pakistan enters into its 13th IMF programme, it may be helpful to consider the likely economic, political and security consequences. Since the...