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Pakistan: Winds of Change

By Guest Writer Pakistan  appears to be rotting from within. The Pakistani  economy  is in a tailspin.  Unemployment rates  are soaring. The  rupee  has depreciated by more than a third over the last year and is now hovering around 160 to a dollar. The condition of the country is now so bad that milk and petrol are selling at the same price! Parents have to decide whether to drive their children to school or to feed them.  Polio,  a deadly disease which was eradicated from the rest of the world, has, like terrorists, found a safe refuge in Pakistan. Both wreak havoc upon ordinary Pakistanis. In fact, with the export of goods and services plummeting,  polio and terrorism  have now emerged as Pakistan’s key exports. Going back to the  IMF  for the umpteenth time has not helped either. The treasury coffers remain empty and the current account deficit is at an all-time high. Imploring “friends” to bail out an economy tail spinning into chaos not only did not help restore normalcy but al

GCSC Cyberstability Update, 24 September 2019

Your news update on the GCSC, its members, and relevant developments in the field of international cyber affairs. For more information about the GCSC, please visit  www.cyberstability.org . HIGHLIGHTS: GLOBAL COMMISSION MEETING IN ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA   Published on the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace  Website  on September 9, 2019.   The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace will hold its fourth meeting of 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 11-12 October. The Commission meeting will take place just after the  Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) Annual Meeting , hosted by the African Union Commission.   On Friday 11 October the GCSC will hold public Cyberstability Hearings, in partnership with the GFCE and hosted by the African Union Commission. The Hearings will be dedicated to “Norm Implementation & Capacity Building: Two Sides of the Same Coin?”. The Hearings are conducted in an expanded roundtable format and will feature discussions bet