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Nothing Strategic, All Tactical

Nothing strategic, all tactical

Cross-border terrorism, drone attacks and intelligence sharing are the three issues. The CIA says the Haqqani Network “represents a strategic threat to the stability of the Afghan state and US…

How to avert default

The recently elected Pakistan government faces the uphill task of tackling the economic crisis. The IMF has completed its second and final review of Pakistan’s economic programme, supported by the…

What should Pakistan do? ( Part – I )

Let's face it. There is something seriously wrong with the way this country has been run for decades now. Consequently, the world has passed us by as we watched –…

Facts, questions & solutions

‘Asbahna wa asbaha-lmulku lillahi rabb-il’alameen’ (We awake and the country awakes to Allah the Lord of the Universe) — Hadith Sharif PAKISTAN’S population is around 240 million, 90 per cent…

Hindutva across borders

The globe is currently seeing the rise of the Hindutva ideology of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is gaining attention for its influence on…

Trouble across the western border

Given the paucity of ideas and strategy to deal with the induction of the Taliban government in Afghanistan in the aftermath of the US withdrawal, one could long foresee heating…

A new course

The Forum for Dialogue and Diplomacy in Houston, Texas, recently convened a discussion that offered a glimpse into the evolving dynamics of US-Pakistan relations. Facilitated by the intellectual Pakistani-American diaspora,…

Power relations

Whenever American policymakers talk about India, they sing praises of its cultural diversity, hailing it as the world’s oldest and largest democracy. The euphoria of shared values of common democratic…

Fodder for alien cannons

With the release of the follow-up report by The Intercept regarding the alleged sale of arms to Ukraine due to economic contingencies and US pressure, the key question that arises…