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Modi’s Achilles Heel

Modi’s Achilles heel

Last week the subcontinent witnessed an unprecedented unfolding of saber rattling and beating of the war drums, in response to the September 18 Uri attacks on an Indian brigade camp.…

Bankruptcy Of Leadership

Bankruptcy of leadership

Perhaps, never before in history, has the Muslim world been without a 'Leader' who enjoyed global recognition and acceptability. Today, there is none. The case is even more disturbing when…

Trickledown Revenge

Trickledown revenge

Even as Donald Trump lauded the Republican National Convention as “incredible” and “amazing,” historians debated whether the hate-filled, divisive and ultimately dreary affair was the worst convention in U.S. history.…

Military March

Military march

A British politician, Enoch Powell, once remarked that all political careers end in failure. Richard Nixon may have reached the White House but later, as he looked back on his…

Truth And The Mandate: Uneasy Companions

Truth and the mandate: uneasy companions

PM is not named in the Panama Leaks…Alhamdolillah, Allah be praised. Nawaz Sharif, looking pious and an innocent expression drawn across his countenance, repeated this line in his latest address…

The PM Can’t Escape Scrutiny

The PM can’t escape scrutiny

Hit and hurt by the exposure of his family’s offshore companies, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif seems clueless and is trying to hide his head under the sand to avoid a…

Sino-Taiwanese Bonhomie

Sino-Taiwanese bonhomie

   Chinese President Xi Jinping took the bold decision to meet his Taiwanese counterpart, Ma Ying-jeou, at Singapore on November 7, 2015 to assure the disgruntled Taiwanese that the Chinese…

A Renaissance Man

A renaissance man

A protean genius like Sahibzada Yaqub Khan reminds one of the immortal words of Shakespeare: “…all the men and women merely players, they have their exits and their entrances, and…

Trudeau Time

Trudeau time

Back in August, the Toronto Star published a cartoon depicting Canada’s prime minister Stephen Harper prostrating himself in front of a statue of Richard Nixon and asking, “What now, o…