Book Reviews

This section offers reviews of books written on global politics, international relations, and Pakistan.

A Book Review of ‘Why Nations Fail’

Written by Zuha Tiwana 11:47 am

‘Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty’ attempts to depict the global situation that has left more than 5 billion people living in abject poverty to earn less than $2 a day. Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson provide answers to such disparities. The book had been a great point of discussion back in 2012 among political scientists, institutional theorists, and development economists.
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Blood And Oil: Mohammed bin Salman’s Ruthless Quest for Global Power (Book Review)

Written by Lyba Mobeen and Maria Mehboob 11:47 am

In “Blood And Oil: Mohammed bin Salman’s Ruthless Quest for Global Power”, Bradley Hope and Justin Scheck tell the story of how Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman rose to the position of the crown prince. The book provides a glimpse of the future Saudi king’s thought process, his vision for his country, and his approach towards the people he considers a threat to his plans and power.
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How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates (Book Review)

Written by Aimen Ayaz 11:47 am

In his book, How to Avoid A Climate Disaster, Bill Gates expresses his concerns about the overwhelming climate change, beckoning readers to urge policies around net-zero emissions. He also provides readers with a list of ways that they can individually contribute to such an end—which is more than just turning off the tap while you brush your teeth.
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A Book Review of ‘Night Letters: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and the Afghan Islamists Who Changed the World’

Written by Asadullah Khan Wazir 11:47 am

In their book, Night Letters, Chris Sands and Fazelminallah Qazizai venture together into the historical depths of Afghanistan. They relate a fair account of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and his political ambitions, notably the Islamic Movement.
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