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When Iran Got Reagan Elected

When Iran got Reagan elected

What would the world be like had Khrushchev been assassinated instead of Kennedy? Chances are, as the wag said, Onassis would not have married Khrushchev’s widow. There are counterfactual possibilities…

PIA privatisation

As Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (PIA) faces the prospect of privatization, it is imperative to examine global precedents for lessons and cautionary caveats. The privatization wave that swept across the…

Courts and historical wrongs

This March, the Supreme Court (SC) held in a reference filed by the president of Pakistan that the proceedings of the trial by the Lahore High Court, and of the…

The chip war

In this modern era of entrepreneurship and innovation, we are entirely reliant on advanced tech tools, machinery and gadgets. From heating up food to developing nuclear energy, we seek assistance…

Israel’s ‘failed’ strategy

Israel and its supporters want to destroy Hamas, and kill the “human animals”, as the Israeli defence minister called Palestinians. Such a genocidal strategy will not work. Even if Israel…

Afghan jihad and Kashmir

ampa, Florida, is a long way from South Asia, but in mid-2011 I was there to attend a conference on Pakistan at the headquarters of the US Central Command as…

Manhattan project

HAD the Trump team been trying to figure out a scenario that would propel their figurehead down the path to second coming, they could hardly have done better than arrange…