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Changing the national narrative

Pakistan has often been seen abroad as a crisis-prone country. That reputation has taken on a new life after the April 2022 parliamentary vote of no-confidence, and the unusual events…

Let Sanity Prevail

Let sanity prevail

Although the recent ‘provocative’ statement by Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat may have created a ripple of excitement among Hindu zealots, it has frightened all those pacifists in the two…

Let Sanity Prevail

Let sanity prevail

Although the recent ‘provocative’ statement by Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat may have created a ripple of excitement among Hindu zealots, it has frightened all those pacifists in the two…

Pakistan in a new world

Analysts often promote the perception that the world order has moved away from cooperation and conciliation towards coercion and confrontation but fail to identify the phase when the world was…

Palestine and imperialism

Hamas launched a well-planned and organized attack on Israel. The scale and speed of the October 7 Hamas attack shocked Israel. Hamas fired thousands of rockets into Israel. Hamas gunmen…

The evolving faces of fascism

The dawn of the age of enlightenment helped Western civilization separate politics from religion and shifted the process of wealth creation away from land owners towards industrialists. The social consequence…

Biden’s budget

From the UK to Germany and the US to India, inflation has affected billions of people. Not only are working-class people in several countries reeling under the weight of the…

Salvaging statecraft

Behold the wreckage. China irritated. Saudi Arabia annoyed. US aggravated. EU infuriated. India euphoric. Muslim countries indifferent. IMF programme in jeopardy. FATF ‘grey’ list seemingly permanent. Our diplomats mauled verbally.…

Security crises

The United States says it has partnered militarily with Nigerian forces because it sees Nigeria’s legitimate and serious security concerns, including the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria and the…

What’s Europe thinking?

Exactly on the same day that marked the completion of 100 days of the invasion of Ukraine, French President Emmanuel Macron, in unequivocal words, warned against “humiliating” Russia and urged…