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Can CPEC help defuse tensions?

Anecdotally, it used to be said that where and when caravans moved across borders of nations their armies generally did not cross over to fight. OBOR is a China-sponsored grand…

Interstate tension

SHORT of actually waging a war with armed policemen and limited firearms, two Indian states, Assam and Mizoram, all but provided a spectacle of a warlike situation over a decades-old…

Making sense of US-China tensions

Analogies are nearly always imperfect and often dangerous – especially historical ones. Tensions between the US and China are real but comparison to the cold war is unreal. It advocates…

Can CPEC help defuse tensions?

Anecdotally, it used to be said that where and when caravans moved across borders of nations their armies generally did not cross over to fight. OBOR is a China-sponsored grand…

Political’ versus ‘liberal’ capitalism

Pakistan’s economy has always remained in a state of confusion. Except for the first decade or so when we went for import substitution our attempts to set our economy on…

Dichotomy or political consensus?

The year 2020 will be critical for both the government and the opposition. This will be the year in which our country can be put on the path of prosperity…

The extension imbroglio

THE six-month extension given to army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa by the Supreme Court will effectively keep him in office for at least the next three years as the court-mandated parliamentary approval…

Water Tensions

Water tensions

Even by climate change's destructive standards, water is in an increasingly grim bind. Droughts and monster floods are having devastating effects on the human civilisation, as the situations in much…