Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

Given the rise in xenophobic hate crimes since the Brexit referendum, it is important to define xenophobic hate where it extends beyond race. The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) has been promoting an imprecise definition of anti-Semitism that is accompanied with examples that would censor political speech about the Government of Israel and pro-Israel lobby groups. While…

India-Pakistan hostilities brief

Issues at play: Kashmir is disputed territory controlled by India, Pakistan and China India and Pakistan are nuclear powers that formally engaged in military operations against one another in late February Kashmir’s glaciers are an important source of water for all of Pakistan, for eastern India and for southern China Pakistan is run by the…

Chris Huggins, Agricultural Reform in Rwanda: authoritarianism, markets and zones of governance. London: Zed Books (hb £65 – 978 1 78699 000 6). 2017, 214 pp.

Citation: Ahmed, I. (2018). Chris Huggins, Agricultural Reform in Rwanda: Authoritarianism, markets and zones of governance. London: Zed Books (hb £65 – 978 1 78699 000 6). 2017, 214 pp. Africa, 88(4), 896-897. doi:10.1017/S0001972018000645 Just as Philip Verwimp did in his 2013 book Peasants in Power in relation to the previous Juvénal Habyarimana administration, Chris Huggins applies James…

Seismic costs

Dawn | October 7, 2018 Imaduddin Ahmed The writer is an infrastructure investment professional. WHEN considering investment in an infrastructure project, responsible investors or donors would ask: what is the need? What are the financial, social and environmental costs? What are the risks and the unknowns? Is the project likely to yield higher costs than…

Envisioning government intervention in a private health market

Economic relevance of the healthcare sector Healthcare merits a large proportion of government attention because it impacts everyone living in the UK, and in a substantial way. Everyone requires healthcare services at the beginning of their lives, towards the end of their lives, and when they fall sick. A good healthcare system contributes to a…

Acumen share pioneering investment philosophy with Bartlett PhD students

18 December 2017 | Bartlett News Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management PhD Candidate Imad Ahmed reports on a talk from Mr Farrukh Khan of Acumen. Following dinner in the Great Hall of Goodenough College, Acumen’s Chief Business Development Officer Mr Farrukh Khan retired with Masters and PhD students, faculty and innovators to the Churchill…

Courting disaster

Dawn | August 18, 2017 Imaduddin Ahmed SIXTEEN million people in Pakistan lack access to safe water. Scarcity of clean water and poor sanitation claim 19,000 children under five years of age in Pakistan annually, according to WaterAid. Per FAO/World Bank data, Pakistan’s internal renewable freshwater per capita is less than that in Syria, whose…

After off-grid electricity, what chance off-grid water?

Water Scarcity Financial Times | 31 July, 2017 Innovative solutions bring the prospect of accessible water to the isolated poor By Imaduddin Ahmed   Fifty-one million people lack access to safe water in the core East African Community member states of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, according to WaterAid. Over 13,000 children under five die…