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Common ground

IN the run-up to the Feb 8 polls, extensive promises were made to the public by political parties in their election manifestos and speeches. However, post-election, many individuals seem to…

Real challenges and the political game

The formation of a new coalition government is unlikely to end the country’s political turmoil, but it does create an opening to address the many challenges currently faced by Pakistan.…

Next steps for a political miracle

The people of Pakistan spoke clearly on February 8. Their favourite political party is the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Their favourite leader, even though he is in jail, is as beloved to…

Markets roll back fears of big ground invasion

A recent Bloomberg report notes: Asked on Friday whether Israel should delay the ground operation, President Joe Biden told reporters “Yes.” However, the White House later clarified that the president…

Fixing politics by non-political means

Thailand’s former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was overthrown in a September 2006 coup and subsequently convicted of corruption, is back in the country after years in exile. His party…

The great Indian political circus: Part – II

In January 1990, tensions in Kashmir allowed the BJP to capitalize on it to fan its extremist agenda. Immediately after coming to power, the VP Singh government introduced the 62nd…

Ground the drones

As the Russian military intensifies its drone attacks on Kyiv and Ukraine’s troops increase usage of homemade drones to hit Russian targets, the region and the world acutely need a…

Common ground

Two hundred and thirty-five million Pakistanis share three key characteristics: a common history, common values, and common aspirations. Beginning in the 8th century, Muhammad bin Qasim led the Umayyad army…

Battleground Zaman Park

By all intentions and purposes, Pakistan is being pushed into the realm of violence, anarchy and chaos. Battleground Zaman Park is an apt manifestation of that eventuality. It is a…