The mullah-led development model

Apr 18,2017 – JORDAN TIMES – Nadeem ul Haque A longstanding debate in economics — and among social scientists more broadly — centres on how best to deliver international aid to developing countries. Should these countries’ governments rely on top-down wisdom from donor capitals? Or should they focus more on funding bottom-up […]

Nervous China ramps up religious persecution

Source: Asia Times: President Xi Jinping’s China is becoming a more fearful place. The government has cracked down both on dissent and contact with the West. Religious persecution also is rising: the communist god that failed fears competition. A new Freedom House report details how “the authorities have intensified many […]