• CPEC 2.0: The promise and the peril

    September 10, 2019

    Pakistan’s challenges in managing CPEC are largely internal, and have to do with transparency, centre-provincial coordination, and the state’s capacity to manage its finances, argues Sherry Rehman

  • The costs of heightened conflict in the Himalayas

    September 04, 2019

    As a series of conflicts in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region come into sharp focus, sidelining local populations, the long-term environmental costs may leave the region degraded, poor and desperate

  • Saving Pakistan’s ibex hunting programme

    September 03, 2019

    Pakistan’s trophy hunting programme, considered a successful intervention, is showing signs of corruption that need to be nipped in the bud, argues Shafqat Hussain

  • Why Lahore floods, and how to stop it

    August 01, 2019

    Lahore faces increasing incidence of flooding, much of it due to declining tree cover and silted drains as well as climate change, and authorities need to prepare in advance to deal with it, argues Dawar Hameed Butt

  • Is planting trees enough to fight climate change?

    July 15, 2019

    While re-wilding large parts of the planet may be an effective way to draw large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere, it is unlike to be easy, or enough, to fight climate change, argue Mark Maslin and Simon Lewis