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Realignments

Realignments

Geo-political and economic dynamics are undergoing a major transformation-perhaps the most dramatic one since the end of the World War II which witnessed the emergence of United States of America…

Realignment Of Militants

Realignment of militants

FIVE Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commanders including the militant group’s spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid have announced their oath of allegiance to Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi, self-proclaimed caliph of the militant group Islamic State.…

Financial Crisis To Create Global Realignment

Financial crisis to create global realignment

THE story of American dominance in world affairs for nearly half a century followed by its relative decline in both political and economic power begins with one public policy decision:…

The £190bn question

IT is no surprise that Malik Riaz and his £190bn are already fading from the public eye. Modi sarkar is doing its best to consolidate majoritarian tyranny next door, lawyers…

Questionable Interference

Questionable interference

Bolivia has recently had a presidential election that without foreign interference would have passed without notice outside Latin America. President Evo Morales was re-elected democratically to a forth term without…

Too many planners

RECENTLY, the commissioner Karachi issued a notification dividing the city into three zones: downtown, uptown and old town. Prima facie, it appears to be an attempt to redefine the city’s…

Sanctions And Signals

Sanctions and signals

The Trump administration’s recent decision to end all funding to the UN agency tasked with supporting Palestinian refugees has sparked anger among many quarters of the world. The US has…

PTI’s Opportunity In The Former Fata

PTI’s opportunity in the former Fata

One of the less heralded aspects of the PTI’s election win is the overwhelming margin of its victory in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. One could argue that this general election was the…

What Naya Pakistan Means

What Naya Pakistan means

PTI-led coalition government is in the making. It has now become certain who will be part of the coalition and who will be sitting on the opposition benches. Two weeks…

Politics At Stake

Politics at stake

This week’s election for the office of Senate chairman and the election of senators before that have raised serious questions on the role of political parties in strengthening democracy in…