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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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    Britannia Deranged

    Jacob Soll explores UK Prime Minister Liz Truss’s 2012 manifesto and its incoherent vision of capitalism.
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    Research Ethics and Non-Human Subjects

    Peter Singer highlights an appalling recent article that Springer Nature should retract under its new guidance for authors.
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    How to Settle the Great Chess Cheating Scandal

    Kenneth Rogoff explains how a suspiciously successful young upstart can prove that he is for real.
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    Why Deglobalization Makes US Inflation Worse

    Dambisa Moyo laments that today’s inflationary surge has not elicited a coordinated global response.
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    How to Tax Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits

    Clemens Fuest & Axel Ockenfels

    Given the complexities of modern markets, economies, and legal regimes, new levies on energy companies will always run into implementation problems. To prevent supply shortages and other disastrous unintended consequences, policymakers must proceed with caution and coordinate across borders.

    consider the underappreciated difficulties of implementing new levies without creating unwanted side effects.
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    Is Putin in Peril?

    From alternate-reality annexations to fresh nuclear threats, Russian President Vladimir Putin seems more desperate than ever to project an image of strength after a string of battlefield defeats. As Ukrainian forces advance on Russian-occupied territories and hundreds of thousands of draft-age Russian men flee the Kremlin’s “partial mobilization,” we asked PS commentators to assess his prospects.

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    Liz Truss’s Backward Vision of the Future

    Diane Coyle argues that the new UK government will never cure what ails the British economy by living in the past.
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    The State Is Taking Back Energy

    Nick Butler sees increased government intervention in the sector as necessary but too often suboptimal.
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    The Stabilizing Effect of Inflation

    Daniel Gros explains why, despite the disruptions caused by monetary tightening, a financial crisis is unlikely.

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