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The Security Challenge

The security challenge

Economic interdependence between nations is a reality of today. Even countries like the US or China are not totally self-reliant. An economic shock in one region sends waves throughout the…

Syria, And Then…

Syria, and then…

The US is again on the verge of launching yet another act of military aggression against an Arab and Muslim country. Military aggression is the worst international crime possible. The…

Afghan Stalemate?

Afghan stalemate?

One did not expect much from Hamid Karzai’s visit to Pakistan to try and rebuild our frayed ties and revive the peace process with the Taliban. Karzai stayed true to…

When armies lose their way

These are not the best of times for the Egyptian army. The Arab world’s largest military force has strayed far away from its benevolent act of overthrowing King Farouk, a…

The illusion of a ‘reset’

Kerry’s visit on August 1 was the first by a US secretary of state to Pakistan after nearly two years. The last one, by Hillary Clinton in October 2011, had…

Trusting The Enemy

Trusting the enemy

In his recent interview with the Daily Telegraph Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif emphasised his “mandate for peace with India.” Asserting that the arms race must end and outstanding issues be…

Thoughts At The End Of Ramazan

Thoughts at the end of Ramazan

This year Ramazan corresponded with July and August as it did in 610 AD when, in the last third of the holy month, the revelation of the sacred Quran began…

The Path Is Through The Village

The path is through the village

The rural landscape in Pakistan has witnessed profound economic changes since the Green Revolution of the 1960s. Consequently, most of the traditional village occupations became redundant due to fast-paced socio-economic…