Volume 5, No. 3, March 2023
Editor: Rashed Rahman
Professor Dr. Maqsudul Hasan Nuri
As an umbrella term, ‘national security’ encompasses many dimensions. Hence there is a need of it being perceived in the right perspective and proportion. A common prevailing assumption is that security leads to conditions of all-round well-being and economic development in a society. This is true only where the sine qua non is in place: balanced and well thought out security, but if it is lopsided or overplayed, negative consequences could follow, impeding relations with neighbours, national harmony and economic development.
The insecurity and paranoia of the establishment increasingly on display is about to ‘conquer’ new heights (or lows, if you prefer). Having muzzled and gagged the mainstream media through financial strangulation (reduction of government advertising) and..
An interesting study
Prof Ian Talbot
Dr. Ilhan Niaz: The State During the British Raj: Imperial Governance in South Asia 1700-1947
S M Naseem
There has been a notable shift in the methodological perspective adopted by Development Economics (DE) from a predominantly macroeconomic stance in the postwar period to a prevailing microeconomic focus in the 21st century..
In the name of ‘socialist modernisation’, the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) since 1978 imposed markets on the economy by government fiat, forcibly broke up the communes in favour of family contracts on the land they tilled..
Dr. Majed Akhter
Siddiqi, Ayesha, In the Wake of Disaster: Islamists, the State and a Social Contract in Pakistan. 186pp., Cambridge University Press 2019:
In the Wake of Disaster advances a range of theoretical arguments through an examination of the political aftermath of massive flooding events in the lower Indus Basin in 2010 and 2011. Siddiqi interrogates post-disaster political spaces through political..
S. M. Naseem
Development Economics (DE) – after years of being eclipsed by the neo-liberal Washington Consensus – is on the cusp of a revival. After having lived a ghettoed existence in the shadow of modern economics during the first two decades of post-WWII..
Betrayals of another kind
The victimisation through the courts and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) of the leaderships of the two main opposition parties, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)..
On November 29, 2019, students all over Pakistan came out in the second edition of a Students Solidarity March..
Since Mao Tse Tung’s demise in 1976 and Deng Xiao Ping’s rise to paramount leader in 1978, China has been transformed in ways that have won open and enthusiastic acclaim by the capitalist world and even (sometimes grudging) admiration by Leftists globally..