Monthly Archives: July 2017

Policy Concepts in 1000 Words: Multiple Streams Analysis

Originally posted on Paul Cairney: Politics & Public Policy:
(podcast download) ‘Ideas’ are the beliefs we develop and use to understand and interpret the world. Some beliefs are so deeply ingrained in our psyche that we generally take them for…

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Who is mysteriously supplying weapons to ISIS in Afghanistan?

Originally posted on CRSS Blog:
Image Source: www.embrussia.ru In a interesting turn of events, the Russian foreign ministry recently claimed that there were reports of ‘unidentified’ helicopters supplying arms to ISIS in Afghanistan, soon before the group captured a strategic part…

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Large Scale Integration of Renewables in Pakistan a Possible Option

Originally posted on Saadia Qayyum:
Energy generated by intermittent renewable sources (solar and wind) is vulnerable to large fluctuations, as their force and occurrence at a defined site cannot be controlled. Un-forecasted solar and wind power fluctuations can therefore increase…

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No Improvement in the Performance of DISCOs

Originally posted on Saadia Qayyum:
The average distribution losses in Pakistan are 20% as none of the electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) are performing up to the mark in terms of performance criteria defined by the regulatory authority. These include both…

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The Myth of Marriage and Pukirev’s ‘Unequal Marriage’

Originally posted on Angry on Fridays:
I was innocently searching for portraits of young Queen Victoria in floral headdresses (don’t ask), when I came across this painting on a blog called Wedding Clan: All About Wedding. The Unequal Marriage (1862) by Vasily…

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