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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.

  • 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...

  • October 18, 2022

    American security strategy

    In its National Security Strategy released by the White House on October 12, the Biden administration asserts: “The PRC is the only competitor...

  • July 18, 2022

    PGII: an alternative to the BRI?

    The writer holds a PhD from Massey University, New Zealand. He teaches at the University of Malakand.We are living in the age of uncertainty. Last...

  • July 10, 2022

    Do we have urban planning at all?

    Here we go again. Monsoon rains, floods, deaths and destruction. Statements from politicians and government officials responsible for prior proper...

  • July 05, 2022

    Woes of resilience

    I came to Germany in the first week of June, thanks to a research fellowship awarded by Germany’s prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Foundation...

  • June 14, 2022

    The US-China race

    There has been little let up in the US-China tensions, this time on the perennial issue of Taiwan. During a meeting, which lasted nearly an hour,...

  • June 08, 2022

    Remembering six days of war

    Some events have such profound implications and legacy that they leave an indelible mark on history. The Six-Day War fought June 5-10 in 1967 is one...

  • April 12, 2022

    The letter controversy

    Pakistan has some unique similarities with Turkey, particularly in the context of their bilateral relations with the US. Because of their prized...