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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.

  • May 08, 2018

    A South Asian trade utopia?

    In April, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held informal meetings and vowed to reduce border tensions, referring...

  • April 25, 2018

    From poorhouse to powerhouse

    Last month, Beijing decided to launch a new agency – the International Development Cooperation Agency – to spearhead its ever-increasing aid...

  • April 11, 2018

    Is US aid tied to human rights?

    Respect for human rights has remained – at least on paper – a key element of US foreign aid policy. Whether Republicans or Democrats, successive...

  • March 27, 2018

    No sign of spring in Egypt

    Presidential elections are currently being held in Egypt . However, Egyptian nationals who live abroad have already voted .As per the World Bank’s...

  • March 18, 2018

    Untying aid

    Foreign aid has been utilised and is still being employed by donor countries to accomplish a broad set of objectives that range from commercial and...

  • February 20, 2018

    No guns, only roses

    The recent massacre of 17 people in Florida by a former school student has reignited the debate about the Second Amendment to the US constitution...

  • February 07, 2018

    Falling for fake news

    One of the most alarming repercussions of our blind trust in the information disseminated via various social media networks is that this data...