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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.

  • August 26, 2018

    Europe and the BRI

    Since the Belt and Road Initiative was officially launched in 2015, no other policy initiative has attracted more attention at home and abroad. The...

  • July 31, 2018

    The bill of no rights

    Israel’s parliament – the Knesset – recently passed a new law pertaining to the national status of the State of Israel. Under the new...

  • July 16, 2018

    A study of errors

    Commenting on various aspects of higher education in his article, ‘Hassles of higher education’, published in these pages on July 8, Dr Naazir...

  • July 05, 2018

    Recipe for institutional decay

    Before coming up with statistics concerning our mismanagement, inefficiency and institutional decay, let me narrate a couple of anecdotes. Last year...

  • June 09, 2018

    Beyond hostile trajectories

    In Pakistan, most discussions about the geopolitical implications of the CPEC or the overall Belt and Road Initiative have centred on the...

  • May 31, 2018

    Shifts in development

    I attended the 6th Biennial High-level Meeting of the Development Cooperation Forum , which took place at the UN Headquarters in New York between...

  • May 15, 2018

    What’s in the gift box?

    Before discussing the ‘gift theory’ and determining how an assessment of CPEC can be grounded in this theoretical discourse, it is important to...