Friday September 22, 2023
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.

  • September 13, 2023

    Navigating economic corridors

    We are living in an era of ‘corridorization’, ‘economic corridor’ being the new buzzword. The proponents of these ‘corridors’ claim that...

  • July 11, 2023

    A decade of CPEC

    In recent times, hardly has any other strategy or initiative gained any such global limelight than Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road...

  • June 24, 2023

    Dying in the Mediterranean

    The recent tragedy of the migrant boat in the Mediterranean Sea is a grim reminder of the prevailing hopelessness in the countries of origin of...

  • June 17, 2023

    Central Asia and the BRI

    One major geographic characteristic of Central Asian countries is their landlockedness. Being a landlocked economy creates challenges in all spheres...

  • May 25, 2023

    China and the new Middle East: Part - II

    China definitely deserves kudos for what it has accomplished regarding the Middle East in a world plagued by war after war.At the same time, what...

  • May 24, 2023

    China and the new Middle East: Part - I

    Due to its growing role in the Middle East, China is emerging as “an economic heavyweight…a diplomatic lightweight and…a military...

  • February 09, 2023

    The fault is not in our stars

    The great and ever-relevant Shakespeare has aptly stated: “When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions” . What this means...

  • January 28, 2023

    Say no to camp politics?

    Amidst most of the gloom shrouding the prospects of the country’s economic landscape , perhaps the only sanguine news of late came regarding the...

  • December 01, 2022

    Disasters and educational infrastructure - Part II

    In Pakistan, there are about 23 million children that are out of school, and 22 million children are enrolled in low-quality government schools.The...

  • November 30, 2022

    Disasters and educational infrastructure - Part I

    The frequency and intensity of natural disasters has alarmingly increased in recent years, predominantly due to climate change. Both developed and...