111 510 510 libonline@riphah.edu.pk Contact

Engaging the Americans

The Biden Administration is less than a month old, but already it is knee-deep in the quicksand that is the American war in Afghanistan. A full US troop withdrawal by…

Afghanistan challenges

The Afghan Taliban and the Americans reached an agreement on February 29, 2020 in Doha. According to this agreement, the foreign forces were to leave Afghanistan within 14 months (before…

My enemy’s enemy

There was a time when New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman accused Pakistan for playing a double game in Afghanistan. Donald Trump also accused Pakistan in 2018 of lying and…

View from Washington

WHEN asked what to expect for Pak-US relations under President-elect Joe Biden, one is tempted to say “more of the same”. Indeed, Biden and Trump don’t agree on much, but…

Curing corruption

The way many in Pakistan have been focusing on corruption since the Panama Papers hit the headlines in April last year it seems they all have persuaded themselves into believing…

Obama’s tears

In the East Room of the White House last Tuesday, President Obama broke down in tears when, bypassing Congress, he publicly announced executive orders on gun control seeking to expand…

New Challenges And Possibilities

New challenges and possibilities

On becoming president of the US, Donald Trump took a tough line and used harsh and inappropriate language against Pakistan while announcing his Afghanistan Policy. On the other hand, he…

9/11: reality of ‘war on terror’

"The United States has confirmed it is asking Pakistan for help in facilitating the Afghan government's direct peace talks with the Taliban insurgency"- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Had there…

How not to fight

THE longest war in US history began in October 2001 and is still raging. This asymmetric war will remain a subject of study for analysts and in military academies across…