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Dr Niaz Murtaza

Copying China

Unique political systems cannot be copy-pasted. Published Jul 19, 2016 02:47am

A boring future?

Our trajectory is not a melodramatic one. Published Jul 05, 2016 01:35am

Ungovernable state

Pakistan is afflicted with high levels of un-governability. Published Jun 21, 2016 01:37am

In danger again?

Coup options have reduced but resistance to them has grown. Published Jun 07, 2016 04:55am

Middle-class ethos

Many expect the generals and judges to deliver a clean system. Published May 24, 2016 06:36am

President Trump?

That Trump’s xenophobia attracts millions in the US raises concerns. Published May 10, 2016 06:57am

Pondering Panama

Stern action will not quickly unleash the desired clean leadership. Published Apr 26, 2016 04:41am

Elusive liberalism

The liberalism debate largely focuses on the social realm only. Published Apr 12, 2016 02:27am

Love US, hate US

Many states receive more slaps than kisses from the US. Published Mar 29, 2016 01:11am

Party leadership

Leadership determines a party’s quality of democracy. Published Mar 15, 2016 01:21am

Tale of two CPECs

There are actually two unconnected CPECs. Updated Mar 01, 2016 11:58am

A fruitless tree?

Invariably, democracies get better and autocracies worse with time. Published Feb 16, 2016 01:28am

Privatisation blues

We lack a written strategy which takes stock of past issues. Updated Feb 02, 2016 08:32am

Beyond capitalism?

Intrusion of markets in all spheres is capitalism’s essence. Published Jan 19, 2016 01:30am

Corruption matters

Global experiences show that corruption reduces glacially. Published Jan 13, 2016 07:18am

Poor-led progress

IMF reforms have failed even on mainstream economic criteria. Published Dec 28, 2015 07:19am

How we compare

The research here may upset ‘patriotic’ Pakistanis. Published Dec 06, 2015 01:15am

Terror sans borders

A Plan B is needed if talk efforts with the Afghan Taliban fail again. Published Nov 22, 2015 02:20am

Sharif politics

Like the Bushes, the Sharifs lack the ‘vision thing’ or strong ideology. Published Nov 10, 2015 07:12am

Forward to the past

Terrorism is seen as the result of using religion politically. Published Oct 29, 2015 01:19am