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Winning the Peace

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Winning the Peace

May 16, 2014

The last seven decades without war among the great powers – what historians describe as “the long peace” – is a remarkable achievement. “This is a rare and unusual fact if you look at the last few thousand years of history,” said Graham Allison, director of the Belfer Center and moderator of the IDEASpHERE panel “Winning the Peace.” “Furthermore, it is no accident. Wise choices by statesmen have contributed to ‘the long peace,’ which has allowed many generations to live their lives.”

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Are the elections worth it? A conversation with Altaf Qureshi, founder of the Urdu Digest

| Dec. 26, 2007

I had a chance to sit down and have tea with Altaf Qureshi, the founder of the Urdu Digest. Qureshi started the Urdu Digest, a monthly magazine, in 1959, and since then has grown into one of the most widely read Urdu publications and a mainstay of Pakistani intelligentsia.