Dr Niaz Murtaza

Political chessboard

Political chessboard

The game has seemingly reached the phase of stalemate rather than checkmate. Published 11 Jan, 2022 07:18am
Post-freedom

Post-freedom

The role of state founders after freedom is mixed. Updated 28 Dec, 2021 07:39am
Regional laggards

Regional laggards

We are fast rejecting the key tenets of global progress. Published 14 Dec, 2021 07:39am
Mammoth states

Mammoth states

All our issues stem from long eras of autocracy. Published 30 Nov, 2021 06:53am
A scary future?

A scary future?

A review of six key areas shows positive trends in not even one, mainly due to autocracy. Updated 16 Nov, 2021 07:54am
After capitalism

After capitalism

New alternatives will need changes in basic values. Published 02 Nov, 2021 06:54am
Back to the Fund

Back to the Fund

The main IMF conditions have failed to deliver sustainable growth or even fiscal or external deficit reduction over four decades. Updated 20 Oct, 2021 07:54am
Pariah regimes

Pariah regimes

The world usually struggles to tame even real pariah and rogue regimes. Published 21 Sep, 2021 08:13am
Imposing docility

Imposing docility

Some see an attempt to marginalise even conservative parties Published 07 Sep, 2021 07:51am
Abject surrender

Abject surrender

While blame still accrues to the weak Ashraf Ghani regime, more decisive blame lies elsewhere with stronger states. Updated 24 Aug, 2021 08:20am
Three years on

Three years on

Policies in major areas show a state of drift. Published 10 Aug, 2021 08:47am
Taliban interviews

Taliban interviews

It is important not to normalise such groups. Published 27 Jul, 2021 06:52am
Overseas voting

Overseas voting

Voting by expats has clear benefits but also entails challenges. Published 13 Jul, 2021 07:29am
Small-ideas budget

Small-ideas budget

The budget provides no clarity on likely progress on key criteria. Published 29 Jun, 2021 07:08am
State of IKonomy

State of IKonomy

PTI’s economic record is not rosy as some say it is. Published 15 Jun, 2021 07:34am
Electoral reforms

Electoral reforms

There is no proof that the PR system gives good governance. Published 01 Jun, 2021 07:01am
Elite privileges

Elite privileges

Elite bargains provide a powerful view of our political economy. Published 20 Apr, 2021 06:50am