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The Space Force

The space force

As the world gets used to what the US military calls “Full Spectrum Dominance,” the complex uplinks/downlinks, spurious RADAR returns, cyber glitches, and misinterpretations of big data bring the world…

The daily struggle to count the dead in Gaza

In the morgue of the Nasser Hospital, in southern Gaza, workers wrap the corpses of people killed in Israeli airstrikes in white cloth amid the stench of death. They record…

The primacy of economic power

As the nation gears up for the general elections, it is of the utmost importance for Pakistan’s leadership and opinion-makers to debate and determine the priorities to be followed and…

Ceasefire now

Amid Israel’s relentless bombing campaign in Gaza is a crisis within a crisis: The presence of many hostages, including US citizens, held captive in a war zone. According to the…

What happens in Gaza won’t stay in Gaza

Terrorism is condemnable in any shape or manifestation. For this position to be credible, the bombing of civilians by either Hamas or Israel is not acceptable. A crucial difference in…

Food security

Pakistan has the largest contiguous irrigation system in the world. Yet, only 63 per cent of Pakistani households are ‘food secure’. The Indus Basin Irrigation System covers an area of…

Rewriting history?

When a gruesome six-minute video of Ukrainian soldiers shooting and torturing handcuffed and tied up Russian soldiers circulated online, outraged people on social media and elsewhere compared this barbaric behavior…