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Squaring the circle in Vienna

The negotiations in the Austrian capital Vienna to revive the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – or the Iran nuclear deal – seem to have reached a critical…

A valley without rights

Kashmiris living across the Line of Control as well as abroad observe October 27 as Black Day every year. People in Pakistan including all those who prize freedom use the…

Help the ozone

The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is celebrated every year on September 16 to create awareness about the importance of and threats faced by the ozone…

Living unliveable lives

In recent weeks, there is this subject tugging at my heart that I have been afraid to take up. I find it very unsettling, emotionally, and feel that I will…

Repairing ties

Since the start of trade wars between the US and China in 2018, the two sides have plunged into a competitive rivalry often quoted as ‘Cold War II’ or ‘New…

Riyal politic

Once again Saudi Arabia is using its position as the financial superpower of the Middle East – it sits on top of no less than one-fourth of the world’s known…

China or the US?

WHILE day-to-day decisions made regarding Pakistan’s foreign policy relations invariably lie in the government domain, strategically important and long-term choices, such as whether Pakistan should move closer to the US…