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No matter how much atif mian tries to intellectualise economic state of pakistan, fact remains that core reason is that pakistan is a security state, welfare of citizens is not a priority in paki state.

he is the guy who niazi hired and fired in a day for being a ahmadi.
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India and Pakistan at 75: A Tale of Two Divergent Economic Paths

 

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Premise is of Afghanistan, but there are other points worth noting.
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War is human, and we don’t consider it. We engage again in this self-delusion … this mirroring … … we fall in to all these cognitive traps of optimism bias, of confirmation bias, of group think. Think about how we waged the war in Afghanistan. In 2009 we reinforced the effort and then gave the Taliban and everyone the timeline for our withdrawal and then said we’d like to talk to you on our way out and work out a deal. How the hell does that work?
War is a contest of wills. And you hear these days, “The American people didn’t support the war.” … Well you know, three Presidents in a row told them it wasn’t worth it. Right? What do you think the American people are going to say? With the exception of the August 2017 South Asia Strategy, that’s the only time we had a sensible, reasoned policy in place. We are not serious people … because we lack basic competence. And there are a number of reasons for this.
I think there are a lot of people in senior positions in government who have never led anything, right, they’ve never done anything except maybe be in academic environments or write policy papers, you know. But when you write a policy paper … this paper, what is it going to do? You can’t hit the enemy over the head with it. They have no real idea about execution, implementation.
(they) …teach international relations theories that … graduates try to fit situations in to. They only give a veneer of understanding, and they lay a deceptive rationale for folly and failure.
 

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As i keep saying we are ahead of the game when it comes to "Climate Change" mitigation, so nothing much from the BP fellow.

interesting bit is montek singh Ahluwalia seem to be saying both electricity prices and taxes need to be raised. electricity prices is an old point of his for more than a decade.
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Energy Outlook Globally and in India - Dialogue between Spencer Dale and Montek Singh Ahluwalia

 

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apparently it's the same all over, meeting is called for one topic in this case G20, "babudom" in this case think tankers go on tangent with gyanbaazi prowess demonstration to peers. one fellow says govt should do reforms first, one lady brings gossip to the table by saying corporate mumbai is feeling nervous, climate change wala says climate financing.

dichotomy here is, Govt Babu is saying we must be proactive in pushing India story, delhi mumbai based think tankers seem to be unable to grasp the concept of "pushing the India story".
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[email protected] Blue Skies, Green Horizons || Amitabh Kant

 
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apparently it's the same all over, meeting is called for one topic in this case G20, "babudom" in this case think tankers go on tangent with gyanbaazi prowess demonstration to peers. one fellow says govt should do reforms first, one lady brings gossip to the table by saying corporate mumbai is feeling nervous, climate change wala says climate financing.

dichotomy here is, Govt Babu is saying we must be proactive in pushing India story, delhi mumbai based think tankers seem to be unable to grasp the concept of "pushing the India story".
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[email protected] Blue Skies, Green Horizons || Amitabh Kant

Nice to see senior people being realistic about their expectations from the world.
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Geopolitics, Pandemic, and the G20 || India Think Tank Forum 2022 || ORF ||


India at the G20: Ambitions, Aspirations, Approaches || ITTF 2022 || ORF ||

 

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