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Dr Murad Ali
Dr Murad Ali

The writer holds a PhD from Massey University, New Zealand and was a Humboldt fellow at the German Development Institute at Bonn. He teaches at the University of Malakand.

  • November 06, 2018

    Why does militancy arise?

    Ina recent discussion on the dynamics behind extremism in the country, particularly in the Pashtun belt, a number of factors were enumerated by the...

  • October 21, 2018

    The death of a journalist

    The gruesome murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul has become an albatross around the neck of the royal family of the Kingdom...

  • October 14, 2018

    China’s global reach

    In recent times, particularly after the official launch of the Belt and Road Initiative , China’s aid and investments in overseas infrastructure...

  • October 02, 2018

    Blueprints for prosperity

    Ever since the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative by Chinese President Xi during his visit to Kazakhstan in 2013, the plan has remained the...

  • September 19, 2018

    The BRI’s strategic compass

    Like numerous countries in various regions across the globe, China has made no secret of the fact that Central Asia and Russia are integral elements...

  • September 13, 2018

    The economics of influence

    In recent years, there has been a consistent increase in Chinese trade with and investment in South Asia. It has been argued that smaller states...

  • September 02, 2018

    Door to development

    In my previous column, ‘Europe and the BRI’ I had mentioned that the UN has also welcomed the Belt and Road Initiative by stating that...