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Viewpoint: Unreasonable Expectations

Viewpoint: Unreasonable expectations

The Saudi-led ten-member Arab coalition, it seems, did not look before leaping into Yemen's internal conflict. After more than nearly three weeks of aerial bombings it is nowhere near achieving…

Can We At Least Be Spared The Fabrications?

Can we at least be spared the fabrications?

The hypocrisy and the charade on parade would stick in throats more capacious than ours. The defence of the Holy Mosques is every Muslim’s sacred duty, we are breathlessly informed.…

Poisoned Gifts And Unmet Expectations

Poisoned gifts and unmet expectations

Pakistan could have handled this mess better, with slightly more finesse and subtlety. But the quality of decision-making in Islamabad is what it is. So there is no point in…

Asif’s Moment Of Truth

Asif’s moment of truth

Speaking at the Institute of Strategic Studies in Islamabad, Khawaja Asif didn’t hesitate in calling the US an untrustworthy ally. Asif had two choices. One, he could have talked tongue-in-cheek,…

Egypt’s Injustice System

Egypt’s injustice system

Perhaps those of us who have denounced Egyptian exceptionalism as a farce spoke too quickly. Egypt may be, after all, the only nation in the world with a justice system…

Unity Against Iran?

Unity against Iran?

US Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Switzerland on Sunday to meet with his Iranian counterpart, Javad Zarif, to work out details of a prospective deal on Iran's nuclear…

The People Must Get Political

The people must get political

The last few years have been defined by events of monumental proportions, events that caused quite a stir around the world. From the Middle East to Africa to Latin America…