Tag: fragility

Ancient Egypt: A pyramid scheme that worked

By Khaled Diab Spanning some three millennia of recorded history, Ancient Egyptians built a state to last. What was behind this success and what can we learn from it? Quite a few surprising lessons, in fact. Image: Gaurav D Lathiya,…

Pakistan: stifled from birth

By Khaled Diab Why does India, despite its size and diversity, seem so much more stable than Pakistan? Last week, I was in Barcelona attending a conference on the challenges to development posed by countries defined as “fragile” – which…