Egypt: The Next India or the Next Pakistan?

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  1. sob

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    A very insightful OP-Ed from NYT, written by Mr.Thomas Friedman.

    This is an example of the Indian Soft Power that we have been discussing here at DFI earlier. For our friends across the border, important to note why they are being treated like a pariah state.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/o...the-next-india-or-the-next-pakista-.html?_r=0

     
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    passage of time can do anything to a country

    didnt south korea in the late 50's opted pak economic policies.
     
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    could u shed more light on the bold part? military rule?
     
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    Instead of beating around the bush, it is high time that the mistakes of the past be acknowledged and measures taken to rectify them.

    Blaming the Americans and the Saudis is not the solution. The leaders of Pakistan embarked on a dangerous path and this was supported by a large section of the country.The present state of Pakistan is not due to the actions of the enemy but of the acts of an independent nation state.
     
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    Nope. Pakistan just adopted a more capitalist friendly system like the South Koreans and therefore their economy grew faster, coupled with the billions of dollars of American aid. Pakistan only started to fail because of lack of stable democracy and institutions, not because your economic policies. Add constant desire for war with India, you shouldn't be surprised why you're in this position.
     
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    Economic history of Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    a very good read from nadia sheikh

    South Korea’s Success, Based on a Pakistani Economic Model | CONFLICT REVOLUTION
     
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    Interesting - first time to see the connection btwn S. Korea and Pakistan
    In addition to the above mentioned "state led capitalism", "land reform" and "chaebol" I think "cultural heritage" has been playing a key role. Confucianism puts more emphasis on earthly accumulation of wealth and fame.
     

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