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Our Infatuation With Non-issues

Our infatuation with non-issues

In Pakistan the most feasible strategy for social control is the creation of a red-herring to divert public attention from issues of real importance. These red-herrings keep public attention diverted…

Anatomy of the June 15 saga

That Pakistan's politics is locked into a negative dynamic of anger, aggression and allegation is now amply evident. While contestation and competition must lie at the core of democratic politics,…

The future of Afghanistan

Let us face the facts; the Taliban want a military solution for the simple reason that the US-led coalition has recognized the locus of the Taliban without conditions. Now, those…

Amazon and the economy

Amazon is one of the best online marketplaces that you can use to sell and buy products. It opens the door to millions of sellers online to help them grow…

Back on track

Past the misplaced hype regarding what was imminently achievable through the Pakistan-India backchannel, important developments have taken place regarding one of Pakistan's most significant bilateral relationships. Pakistan-Saudi Arabia relations, having…

An offer and a reckoning

After the February 25 LOC ceasefire, agreed upon by Pakistani and Indian DGMOs, several exchanges followed between the two governments in the shape of letters and greetings etc, which left…

Search for a political settlement

Three years ago – on May 6, 2018 – I barely survived an assassination attempt on my life as the interior minister of the country. Although my bullet wounds have…