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An Unexpected Redeemer?

An unexpected redeemer?

Has passion trumped reason in the recently concluded US presidential elections? The answer may partially lie in the social constructivist views of Alexander Wendt who regards structures of human association…

Disrupting The Journey From Normalcy To Terror

Disrupting the journey from normalcy to terror

The writer is an analyst and commentator. A number of arrests have recently been made in the Safoora Goth terrorist attack investigation. The social and economic stature of those being…

The Three Narratives

The three narratives

‘Islam is a religion of peace. Therefore, the people who carry out terrorist acts, especially those targeting places of worship and academic institutions, can’t be Muslims. Such dastardly acts are…

The One Who Is In Charge

The one who is in charge

It might have come sooner than most people expected. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has just hit out at the excesses committed by the National Accountability Bureau. Rising above his usual,…

The Burmese Twin

The Burmese twin

Anyone who believes in the transmigration of souls might be forgiven for thinking that the spirit of the late Benazir Bhutto has been reincarnated in another Daughter of the East…

This Creeping Malaise

This creeping malaise

To imagine that terrorism, religious extremism, the growing inequality between rich and poor, the toadyism and corruption rampant within our political dispensations and the deteriorating law and order situation are…

Policy Response To Challenges

Policy response to challenges

WHAT are Pakistan’s most pressing economic challenges and what is the government’s policy response? How well is the policy response aligned to addressing the challenges on a sustainable basis? The…

Why Emperor Akbar Haunts Hindutva

Why Emperor Akbar haunts Hindutva

It was Dussehra the other day, and now it will be Diwali. Both occasions, like other Hindu festivals, are celebrated in different ways in different regions of India and are…

The Never-ending Battle

The never-ending battle

Chaudhry Muhammad Aslam Khan, superintendent of police in the Sindh Police Department, is considered a hero by many. In many ways, rightfully so. His personal bravery is undeniable. He headed…

Unsung Heroes

Unsung heroes

It is customary for countries keep records of important events and of the people who have played prominent roles. These records mention their achievements and contributions to the national cause.…