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G7 summit statement to unfairly target China?

Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) countries are set to discuss concern about China’s use of “economic coercion” in its dealings abroad as part of their larger joint statement…

No education for the forcibly converted

How violation of the fundamental rights of a citizen dents our entire society is often ignored by the power structures in the country. This is especially so when it translates…

National security

‘NATIONAL security’, as a concept, is constantly being redefined worldwide. Because of its dynamic nature, many nations evolve and announce strategies to bolster their national security. In Pakistan too, a National…

Grey-zone warfare

Pakistan’s adversaries are unleashing a ‘full-spectrum war’ on us. Pakistan’s adversaries are moving from kinetic military actions to non-kinetic military actions. Yes, “war is now conducted by a roughly 4:1…

Moment of truth

HISTORY has come full circle in Afghanistan with the Taliban regaining power after 20 years of war. In post-America Afghanistan the Taliban face a number of critical tests — of…

Cooperation or conflict?

HENRY Kissinger warns that the turbulent relationship between the US and China carries the seeds of war. President Joe Biden describes ties between the two as “extreme competition”, not conflict. The latest…

Story of the last tamarind leaf

THE World Press Freedom Index listed by Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) ranks India at an embarrassing142 out of 180 countries, actually two places worse than Myanmar (140). There’s respite here…

A ventilator for democracy

WHEN Russian tanks bombarded the country’s elected deputies inside the besieged Duma, and Boris Yeltsin was declared a hero for ordering the assault, the Western world called it a triumphant…

A Social Democratic Alternative

A social democratic alternative

The mainstream parliamentary parties are being eroded as the alignment of democratic forces breaks down and the Charter of Democracy evaporates at the altar of expediency. With this erosion, the…