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Existential threat

As the country gears up for the general elections in February, formidable internal and external challenges await the new government to be voted into power. Internally, besides the restoration of…

Our existential threat

What does the constitution say? How is it to be interpreted? Who gets to rule; who knows what to do and how best to do it; who is corrupt and…

Is AI an emerging threat?

The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) has ushered in a new era of technological advancements, enabling remarkable progress in various fields. However, as AI continues to evolve at an unprecedented…

The climate threat

“We are close to the tipping point – where global warming becomes irreversible” — Stephen Hawking Pakistan is perilously caught in the eye of a perfect climate storm. It is…

Threat matrix

Security is the absence of risk. Risk is a “situation involving exposure to danger.” Risk has a negative impact on everyone and everything so “every government in each country wants…

Threat of Taliban ascendancy

There are many reasons why Pakistanis should be deeply concerned about the Taliban ascendancy in Afghanistan. But perhaps the two most important reasons are, in equal parts, existential and urgent.…

Lanka’s existential moment

I HAPPENED to be in Colombo the day figurines of Lord Ganesha guzzled milk across the world, a spectacle that Hindu rationalists likened to a mass hysteria and believers saw…