Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

  • What Is Civil Society, Anyway?

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    Biscuit Theory was a flash in the pan. It erupted as an attempt to explain why and how civil society organisations (CSOs) work together, and disappeared just as quickly in a puff of their own transiency. Its simple claim was that the extent of CSO cooperation correlates directly to the […]

  • Pakistani farmland under threat from Middle Eastern countries

    Farmland in Pakistan – a new food colony for the Middle East

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    Keeping this massive exports bill, that reaches to a total of roughly &5 billion dollars annually, Pakistan would be loosing a lot more than just this $5 billions. Though the government is adamant that they are not selling or doing away these lands but locals tell a completely different story. The other statements of raising the productivity also fall short of reality because the government has failed completely to help the farmers to export their products due to lack of facilities. A raised productivity level would not mean anything if there aren’t sufficient resources available to ship the products abroad.

  • The Arab Regression

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    Esteemed as the birthplace of Islam and the nucleus of religious enlightenment with its sacred cities of Mecca and Medina and in particular the House of God – The Holy Kabáh, the country of Saudi Arabia stands is one of the most powerful and respected Muslim nations in the world. At […]

  • How Technology Enables Education in Pakistan

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    Educational outreach in Pakistan is at an all time low and has reached a critical stage. Yet despite all the mismanagement and the lack of immediate measures on the part of government, there’s one thing that has a huge potential to drive and enable education on the national level – […]

  • From Rabat to Damascus: Arab Spring Blues

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    Arab  Spring, Act I: the seduction of straightforward revolutions. In December 2010, Mohammed Bouazizi, a street vendor in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia, set fire to himself to protest against his treatment by the authorities when he tried to get back the wares they had confiscated. . This self-immolation in the name […]