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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 Chairman of the Shahid Javed Burki Institute of Public Policy.

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  1. Are Pakistan and Iran on the Brink of War?
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    Are Pakistan and Iran on the Brink of War?

    Feb 6, 2024 Shahid Javed Burki worries about the implications of recent cross-border strikes by both regional powers.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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