Perhaps a bit of a ‘misquote’, but, still, Solar PV Investor incorporated my ideas in an article published today:
“Energy shortfall is the biggest issue facing Pakistan. According to the energy analyst Jesse Parent, it has become bigger than terrorism.”
For what it’s worth, I don’t necessarily believe the energy situation in Pakistan is “bigger” than terrorism, in and of itself. But what I do see is a growing energy problem in Pakistan that can threaten stability; the load-shedding / extended power outages disrupts much of every day life, and particularly economic life. …
Wikistrat’s “Ask a Senior Analyst”: (http://www.facebook.com/Wikistrat)
Jesse Parent asks- ( http://www.facebook.com/jesse.parent )
Q: What do you think is the most overlooked factor influencing the politics and stability of the Middle East?”
Wikistrat Senior Analyst Pascale Seigel gives her answer -
A: “Education (quality, access, ad-equation with job market requirements) is the most often overlooked fundamental factor that underpins politics and stability in the Middle East. Education access and quality (which includes the ability to enter the job market) is fundamental in shaping the people’s expectations of the future and preparing them for the challenges ahead. Whether the people feel armed and prepared impacts their political engagement and aspirations: civic engagement, nature of the political discourse, and nature of the political remedies thought.”
Thank you to all those who participated.
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My follow up: Thanks for responding! Education definitely is important, and I can see how what you say would go towards building a strong society, and hopefully strong thereby strong (and just) governing institutions.