Tag: China

Counter the Trump Strategy for a Second Term in Office

Until the rise of the ultra right in Europe and the United States, we on the left were at the forefront as the critics of neoliberal globalization. For us, it was obvious that economic globalization, as it was being practiced, had a huge potential but was normally working only for the global elite. In our…

Nuclear Marathon in South Asia

When both nuclear competitors in South Asia only have poverty and human sufferings for their citizens, the nuclear race in the region seems to be an unfortunate development which has a capability of wiping out millions of people with horrifying global consequences. On April 19, 2012, India tested its long range ballistic missile Agni 5…

How to spot the crackpot – pseudoscience in Pakistan

These days astonishing science claims abound in the media (there’s one fairly recent one in this newspaper too!). For example, a self-taught engineer in Swat claims he can “fix Pakistan’s energy problem in 3 years” by splitting water to produce free electricity. Last year, a Fellow of the Royal Society from Pakistan published an article…

Pakistan Forum: Most Visited Blog Entries this Year

Provided below is a list of posts that have been popular with our readers so far this year: 05/09 : Thinking of Che and The World 05/08 : Of Cuban Cigars, Rum & Coffee 05/06 : Naked emperor, dead rabbit 05/05 : The Osama Kill: A New Era of Hi-tech Death Squads 05/02 : Obama…

Happy Birthday: Pakistan Forum

Today is the third birthday of The Pakistan Forum, which was launched under the title “Pakistaniaat Forum” as a blog affiliated with Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies. Not surprisingly, our first ever blog post was about the journal: Pakistaniaat Call for Submissions–December Issue That issue was successfully published and since then we have published…