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A lopsided system

SADLY, it is true that ‘money makes the world go round’. But, it is also true that very few people understand how. This article is an attempt at explaining the…

Perjury perverts justice

In South Asia we are quick to blame law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and the judicial system for the lack of justice in our courts. However, we have done practically nothing…

America’s War On Venezuela

America’s war on Venezuela

American economic sanctions have been the worst crime against humanity since World War Two. America’s economic sanctions have killed more innocent people than all of the nuclear, biological and chemical…

Failing Experiments

Failing experiments

There was a period in my later life when I used to say that, from the age of 20 to my late sixties, I was always 40 years old; I…

Rejecting The Madman Theory

Rejecting the madman theory

Conceived by Richard Nixon, the ‘Madman Theory’ was supposed to avert Washington’s ignominy of the Vietnam War. Nixon confided in his Chief of Staff, Harry (Bob) Haldeman, “I call it…

Economic Warfare

Economic warfare

In the 18th century, uniformed soldiers fought wars with “massed manpower using line and column tactics” (first-generation warfare). By the mid-19th century, the use of ‘rifled muskets and breach-loaders’ ended…

Responsive Mechanism

Responsive mechanism

Of late, sceptics have been arguing at length about the perceived weakening of Sino-Pak relations and the future potential of CPEC. They will be proved wrong. Undoubtedly, Pakistan has solid…

Perjury compromises accountability

The Oxford Dictionary defines perjury as "an act of wilfully telling an untruth when on oath", and goes on to use the words, "lying, mendacity, mendaciousness, falsification, deception, untruthfulness, dishonesty,…

Trump And History

Trump and history

US President Donald Trump has issued his new strategy for Afghanistan, the longest war in US history. Some of his speech sounds like recycled excerpts from presidents talking about Iraq…

Segregation And Trump

Segregation and Trump

Let there be no doubt. US President Donald Trump is a mercurial, inept, me-first racist. In recent weeks, Trump has thrown in with Charlottesville’s white supremacists and pardoned known anti-immigrant…