SouthAsiaSource Mar 4, 2023
Can Swift Retort still inspire swift reforms?
By Ali Hasanain
After Operation Swift Retort four years ago, I argued that if Pakistan really wants to compete with India, it must focus on rapid economic growth. Regrettably, our national leadership has had other priorities, and we have fallen further behind.
New Atlanticist Dec 21, 2022
Pakistan’s foreign minister pitches more global aid and investment—and ‘less chaos’
By Nick Fouriezos
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari spoke at an Atlantic Council Front Page event in Washington about how the international community can help Pakistan tackle its challenges.
Reports and issue briefs
Report Oct 3, 2022
Pakistan sees growing culture of innovation amid tech startup boom
By Hamna Tariq and Uzair Younus
A tightening global macro environment coupled with increasing domestic political instability is a cause of concern for the sector, especially the domestic startup economy.
Issue Brief Mar 28, 2022
Pakistan: The next great infrastructure connector
By Ali Jehangir Siddiqui
Pakistan sits at the crossroads of the abundant resources of Central Asia and the Middle East, and the lucrative markets of China and India. It therefore has the potential to play a significant connecting role, one that enables broader regional interdependency while boosting domestic economic prospects.
In-Depth Research & Reports Feb 15, 2022
Realizing the promise and potential of “Web3” for Pakistan
By Uzair Younus
This paper is an initial attempt to frame debate about the Web3 ecosystem in Pakistan – which is a $100+ billion opportunity – and make recommendations on how policymakers should approach regulating this sector.
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