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How the world has changed — I

The world’s geopolitical equation has suddenly encountered a black swan event with the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The human tragedy is devastating. Global economic, political and social impact is yet…

Unspoken truth

When I first heard the news about the impending Russian invasion of Ukraine, I immediately thought about the day that I heard about the American invasion of Iraq in March…

A house divided

INSTITUTIONAL harmony is the foundation of institutional strength. In Pakistan, one instititution displays it better than any other. It remains the strongest. Admittedly, military command structures are unique and require…

American (un)civil war

There are probably nicer ways to say it, but when I read that in a 2021 national poll, 46 percent of Americans believed that ‘another civil war is likely’ compared…

Healing the heart

Pain of the heart is much more than the pain of the body. Rape is outrageous. Gang-rape is devastating. Being gang raped in front of your children is unimaginable and…

The war incognito

We are at war. But of a different kind. These kind of wars are operating at some level at every level. Some visible. Some invisible. The war between Armenia and…

How many bombs?

The Pentagon has finally published its first Airpower Summary since President Biden took office nearly a year ago. These monthly reports have been published since 2007 to document the number…

Lessons of Murree

THE Murree tragedy has shocked the nation. As per news reports, 22 people froze to death on the snowy roads while attempting to enjoy the hill station precincts with friends…

The untreated pandemic

Frozen. Stalled. Broken down. Hazed. Fogged. Jammed. We are neither talking about the car engine nor the weather; we are talking about the body engine and weather inside the mind.…