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Jihadist Terrorism Is Pakistan's Festering Sore

Mohammad Taqi | Posted 04.04.2016 | World
Mohammad Taqi

Pakistani civil and military leaders, as well as the society, must realize what is bad for Kabul and Delhi is bad for Lahore, too. The Pakistan state policy of using jihadist terror to wage proxy wars is backfiring, as the Lahore bombing on Easter Sunday has tragically demonstrated.

TTIP and TPP -- A Threat to Latin America?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

For better or worse, TPP and TTIP could redefine global trade in the 21st century. At the moment, a Latin America perspective is largely lacking in the negotiation process; in TTIP, it is excluded by definition.

Sanders, Trump, & Cruz -- Lessons Not Learned Beyond Tenth Grade High School

Edward Goldberg | Posted 03.16.2016 | World
Edward Goldberg

Bernie Sanders's problem with exports, "because they benefit large corporations," is more than somewhat astounding. Who does he thinks works in all the Boeing plants? Doesn't he realize that a large percent of Boeing shares are owned by various American retirement funds and individual American 401k plans?

Pakistan Shifting Blame to Afghanistan for Its Jihadist Blunders

Mohammad Taqi | Posted 01.25.2016 | World
Mohammad Taqi

Unless the Pakistani army planners see the disastrous errors of their ways and decide to roll back both the theory and practice of their jihadist enterprise, there will likely be more attacks like the one on Bacha Khan University. Blaming Afghanistan for the Pakistan army's sins and dereliction may be a good excuse, but it makes for a horrible solution to Pakistan's terrorism conundrum.

With Attacks in Afghanistan and India, Pakistan Must Get Serious About Terrorism

Mohammad Taqi | Posted 01.06.2016 | World
Mohammad Taqi

The anti-Soviet mujahideen of the 1980s morphing into Taliban and Al Qaeda in the 1990s and now mutating into the virulent ISIS becomes possible when there is a continued demand for their lethal product. Pakistan's consistent use of jihadism as a tool of statecraft and foreign policy over the past four decades has created a jihadist ecosystem which would require much more than tactical measures like the military operations it has undertaken so far.

COP21: The Long and Winding Road After Paris

Rachael Willis | Posted 12.18.2015 | Green
Rachael Willis

Habemus consensus! That was the roaring message delivered by the representatives of the roughly 200 countries on December 12 in Paris, following the two-week long COP21 summit that peaked with a dramatic last-minute upset that pushed the talks into overtime.

Stopping Obama's 'Legacy' Trade Deals: Did Reid Finally Do It?

Eric Zuesse | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

Republicans got the numbers they needed, with two to spare, but for a version of Fast Track that won't get enough Democratic votes to pass in the Senate.

How America's 'News' Media Killed America's Democracy: TPP & TTIP

Eric Zuesse | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

TPP and TTIP have been represented in America's press as "trade" deals, but instead they're actually about sovereignty.

Our Future Generations Will Never Forgive Us If We Do Not Act Now

Wasif Shakil | Posted 02.17.2015 | World
Wasif Shakil

The barbarous targeted attack on helpless children has done what a decade of terrorism couldn't -- Pakistan reacted venomously. The outpouring of grief for the victims and their families from across the country, the region and world has changed the very paradigm of how terrorism has been tackled by the government.

Executive Survey Shows the Benefits of Data Innovation Across the Whole Economy

Victoria Espinel | Posted 02.08.2015 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

We commissioned Ipsos Public Affairs to poll 1,500 senior executives and business decision-makes across the United States and Europe about the role of data analytics in their companies. We found a number of things that were surprising.

Moral Authority in Globalization

Stan Sorscher | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Stan Sorscher

In the post-World War II period, we lived in the moral afterglow of making the world safe for Democracy." And business succeeded! About 30 years ago, shared prosperity began to fade. Today, it is a distant memory for too many low-wage workers. Globalization, as we've managed it, has failed.

PTI Anti-NATO Route Campaign Will Directly Affect Pakistan's Economy and Innocent Truck Drivers

Kiran Nazish | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Kiran Nazish

While there are two sides of the story: Popular parties like PTI confuse the public narrative and have made their large fan following to believe in good Taliban and evil U.S.

Trade Agreements Reveal How Life Will be Organized in 2050

Stan Sorscher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Stan Sorscher

These trade agreements regulate countries in the same way that our Constitution regulates Congress, our courts, the president, and our state governments. However, the substance -- the values -- in our Constitution are very different from values expressed in trade agreements.

Our Failed Trade Policies Are Not Creating Jobs at Home

Pearl Korn | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics
Pearl Korn

While the ugly and rancorous "fiscal cliff" battle has been playing out in Washington, another negotiation equally critical for America was also being conducted, this one behind closed doors far across the ocean: the impending Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

Pakistan: Diplomacy vs Giving It All Away

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

General Kayani's "Silent Coup" in Pakistan: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

Pakistan Arrests Man Calling Himself "Accomplice" To Faisal Shahzad, Times Square Terror Suspect

Washington Post | Greg Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Pakistani government has arrested a suspect with connections to a Pakistani militant group who said he acted as an accomplice to the man accused o...