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News / June 25, 2014
Rafiq Dossani, a former senior research scholar at Shorenstein APARC, examines the paradox of Muslim minority decline in Asia within a new book, "Modes of Engagement: Muslim Minorities in Asia." He says a way forward is for governments to focus on the poorest and connect education to development, thereby incorporating this peripheral group.
News / December 12, 2007
Shorenstein APARC's Senior Research Scholar, Rafiq Dossani, invited to participate in an online debate on indian outsourcing
News / October 18, 2007
BusinessWeek's the Debate Room topic: Indian Outsourcing Has Peaked Their status as red-hot offshoring destinations notwithstanding, Bangalore, Mumbai, and the rest can expect a slowdown soon. Debate: Pro or con?
Commentary / August 16, 2007
Two countries with a common and ancient civilization, India and Pakistan, celebrated 60 years of independence from colonial rule this week. At the time of independence, both countries were in danger of collapsing from internal and external threats. This greatly influenced both countries' subsequent turn toward centralism - in India's case, statism, and in Pakistan's case, army rule.
News / March 2, 2006
The United States now realizes that India is an important cog in Asia's vast and vital machine. Senior Research Scholar Rafiq Dossani comments on President Bush's visit to Asia and its implications for powerbrokering in the region.
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News / February 16, 2006
SELECT Magazine's contributing editor talks to Rafiq Dossani about outsourcing, one of the hottest and most controversial topics in the global IT industry.
News / February 16, 2006
At a time of unusual US interest in south Asia it is useful to see how specialists there look at the two issues explored in this book -- the Kashmir conflict and south Asian nuclearisation. Twelve of the 15 contributors are US-based and therefore it is not surprising that the book is largely by Americans for Americans. But this does not detract from its value for Indians and Pakistanis, because the scholarship is impressive and analyses mostly free of bias.
News / September 21, 2005
Despite a late start, Pakistan's information technology entrepreneurs and the government are hoping to make it big in the global marketplace for outsourcing of IT-enabled services. How have other countries succeeded and where does Pakistan stand? Rafiq Dossani comments in DAWN, Pakistan's most widely circulated English newspaper.
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News / March 3, 2005
Remember Y2K? Chances are, you're not thinking of the year 2000. You're thinking of the predictions of doom for New Year's Day, 2000. The worry was a cascade of computer malfunctions caused by software that wasn't programmed to recognize the turn of the century. It didn't happen. In the run-up to New Years Day, 2000, governments and businesses spent more than $100 billion doing fixes and inspections. Five years later, the economic impact of Y2K was much more than that. APARC's Rafiq Dossani comments.
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Commentary / April 2, 2004
From techie to truck driver in Silicon Valley. From tea broker to techie in Bangalore. The wave of jobs heading offshore causes wrenching loss--and produces enticing gains. Rafiq Dossani comments.
Commentary / February 2, 2004
APARC's Rafiq Dossani comments on offshoring U.S. jobs to India, the so-called "reverse brain drain."
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Commentary / January 30, 2004
Rafiq Dossani has the last word on the potential for U.S. jobs to move offshore, as John Kerry and Howard Dean compete to stress this hot-button issue.
Commentary / January 13, 2004
As the region begins to emerge from a brutal recession, questions haunt the Valley. Will the jobs come back? Will we be able to maintain our global leadership in technology? How many more jobs will be sent offshore? What must the Valley - and America - do to remain competitive. The Mercury News convened a roundtable discussion of CEOs, venture capitalists, policy experts and legislators to begin to answer those questions.
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News / December 2, 2003
When times were good, the U.S. technology industry was famous for attracting some of the best and brightest minds in India. But now that the industry has slumped and jobs in the U.S. are scarce, an uproar is growing in America over work being outsourced to India. %people1% comments.
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News / September 26, 2003
Silicon Valley BizInk spoke to APARC Senior Research Scholar %people1% about his current hot-button work on the offshoring of business practices (BPO) to India.