Yanukovych: Ukrainian manufacturers poorly informed about pros and cons of FTA with EU
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has instructed the government to inform the public and manufacturers about the strong and weak sides of the Association Agreement, including a free trade area with the EU. "Of course, today one should answer why the ...
The Pros and Cons of Citizen Diplomacy
As public diplomacy is done more by publics, both democratic and autocratic governments find themselves caught on different sides of a cleft stick. Citizen diplomacy is increasingly important, but far from easy in a global information age. Joseph S.
Privatisation – pros & cons
In its typical autocratic style, the PML-N government is wanting to embark upon perhaps the country’s biggest ever privatisation drive – some say with an estimated value in excess of Pak Rupees 1 trillion – and that too (once again) without first ...
Egyptian autocrats struggle with football’s political pros and cons
As a result, the Egyptian government’s effort to promote football and use the sport to garner public support amounts to a double-edged sword in an environment in which the return to repressive autocracy following last July’s military coup that toppled ...
On corruption, capitalism and autocracy
But his assessment of the pros and cons of autocracy vis a vis ‘democracy’ seems to me a little unreflective. To wit: 1. Corruption is per se an enemy of economic growth: nonsense. You have to distinguish between functional and dysfunctional corruption.