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616px-Swedish_flag_with_blue_sky_behind_ausschnitt Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons/Tage Olsin, Hofres
15 May 2012

Why is Sweden number one?

Few people know that Sweden was severely affected by the 2008 global economic crisis. However, the Swedish government adopted prudent fiscal and monetary policies to overcome the situation. The author discusses the factors that helped Sweden to acquit itself so creditably in the most challenging of circumstances.

9,11 section pakistan_0 Courtesy: WTCTributeinLight/WikimediaCommons
10 September 2011

Europe after a decade

From the Pakistani Press, Shada Islam writes on the Muslims in Europe after 9/11. Largely unnoticed until then, 9/11 thrust the spotlight on Europe’s 20 million-strong Muslim community and the seven million or so Muslim Americans who suddenly found themselves in the eye of the storm.

The new world order Courtesy: Moyogo/WikimediaCommons
26 September 2010

The new world order

Tribal ties - history, race, ethnicity, religion, culture - are becoming more important than borders. Regions that share these tribal ties are grouping together and slowly eliminating the relevance of political borders.

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