111 510 510 libonline@riphah.edu.pk Contact

As Bond saw Kennedy’s appeal

JOHN Kennedy’s exhortation to not ask what one’s country could do for the citizens but what they could do for the country appealed to James Bond in a quaint way.…

Kennedy’s Assassination

Kennedy’s assassination

On November 22, 1963, JFK was shot dead in front of cheering crowds in broad daylight, in Dallas, Texas. Why was he killed? And who was involved? It is now…

Hand the baton to the young

When discussing Pakistan, we often focus on the income gap and gender gap, but one critical issue remains unaddressed: the age gap. I’m not referring to the common practice of…

An indecent rendezvous–I

Americans since the Kennedy years have been in romance with India. The credit for this goes to Jawaharlal Nehru’s charm and charisma. He endeared himself to John F Kennedy during…

War in Ukraine

Popular support for US involvement in Ukraine is based on a persuasive moral crusade most forcefully advanced by Joe Biden and other leading Democrats. Biden’s speech in Poland was one…

After 60 years

It’s easy to say, but it’s been six very hard decades that began with disconcerting lightness and the belief that the United States government’s blockade of Cuba would not last…

Public administration and decisions

Policymaking is an important and consequential public activity that needs to be in the limelight – and it often is. An allied public activity, also of much importance but in…

New hope

On Monday, we celebrated Dr Martin Luther King’s 91st birthday; on Wednesday, Joe Biden will be inaugurated as president, promising change after a dark period of division. Dr King’s relationship…