January 27th Issue

Zero-Tolerance Policy

Pakistan’s war on terror has reached a decisive phase and promises to redefine the way the world looks at the embattled country. By Dr. Shahid Masood When geostrategy shapes regional conflicts, extremism seamlessly molds into terrorism. This has unfortunately been Pakistan’s reality for over a decade now. In the midst of an uncertain and shifting economic landscape, a rapidly transforming social and cultural interdependence and a world increasingly turning multi-polar, the country has inadvertently become a frontline state in the battle against extremism, radicalism and terrorism. The good news is Pakistan has begun to turn this liability into an asset. With the ongoing vicious war on terror on multiple fronts, several questions arise. Can Pakistan fight this battle alone? Will it continue to be the playground of a regional proxy war, as it was during the Cold War era? And does the country enjoy the kind of uni (Read More)

Inside Cover

Big, Bigger, Best

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Features

Time for Calm and Hard Data

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A Headless State

Three decades later, Lebanon’s leading Christian rivals finally reconcile, but will that get the country a president? BY Nicholas Noe For…

Down Time

Human vs. Machine

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Passionate Strokes

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