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Shahid Javed Burki

Shahid Javed Burki

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Shahid Javed Burki, a former finance minister of Pakistan and vice president of the World Bank, is currently Chairman of the Shahid Javed Burki Institute of Public Policy in Lahore.

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  1. A Tale of Two COVID-19 Responses
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    A Tale of Two COVID-19 Responses

    Jun 17, 2020 Shahid Javed Burki highlights the costs and benefits of India's nationwide lockdown and Pakistan's decentralized approach.

  2. The Drums of War in Kashmir
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    The Drums of War in Kashmir

    Mar 4, 2019 Shahid Javed Burki argues that the dynamic driving tensions between India and Pakistan in the disputed region has reversed.

  3. Imran Khan’s Pakistan
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    Imran Khan’s Pakistan

    Jul 29, 2018 Shahid Javed Burki says the cricketer-turned-prime minister is about to face the most important test of his life.

  4. Trump’s Reckless Tweets vs. Pakistan’s Democratic Hopes
    Protest against Donald Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital in Karachi Sabir Mazhar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

    Trump’s Reckless Tweets vs. Pakistan’s Democratic Hopes

    Jan 5, 2018 Shahid Javed Burki fears that US pressure will undermine the country's slow, albeit steady, political progress.

  5. Trump’s Doomed Afghan Strategy
    Members of U.S. military listen to Donald Trump Mark Wilson/Getty Images
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    Trump’s Doomed Afghan Strategy

    Aug 28, 2017 Shahid Javed Burki views the US president's recent speech as part of an ill-conceived foreign policy doctrine.

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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.
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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.

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