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US And The Yemeni Mess

US and the Yemeni mess

The US-led occupation of Afghanistan brought a nuclear-armed Pakistan to its knees as a state. If the US follows the same policies in Yemen that it followed in Afghanistan, Saudi…

The Dilemma Of Departure

The dilemma of departure

What is happening to Pranab Mukherjee is cruel but not unusual. It happens to popes, editors and chief executives as much as to former finance ministers. The Vatican does not…

Agriculture

Agriculture

Pakistan is not an agriculture country. There are 112 countries that have more arable land per capita than does Pakistan. They are: Australia, Kazakhstan, Canada, Niger, Russia, Argentina, Ukraine, Guyana,…

The Power Of One

The power of one

In the month since Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban, she has gone from being local hero to global icon. She is recovering in a hospital in the UK…

Remembering Benazir

Remembering Benazir

December 27, 2012 marks the fifth death anniversary of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, the great visionary leader, who resisted with great courage the agenda of neo-colonial forces - pushing Pakistan to…

Sham Democracy

Sham democracy

Politics in Pakistan has come to a grinding halt with the lukewarm statement emanating from Raiwind that the Lion does not wish to disturb the system, for fear of bringing…

End Of The Nuclear Illusion

End of the nuclear illusion

A year after the nuclear catastrophe began at the Fukushima Daiichi station in Japan, the world has a historic chance to put an end to one of the biggest frauds…

Difficulty In Talks

Difficulty in talks

Recently, the US and UK called for the lifting of UN sanctions against 18 former senior Taliban figures. The move was widely hailed as the beginning of the end of…

Early spring

The last few weeks of 2012 weren’t that bad, given how most of 2011 had played out, especially recovering from the exogenous shocks of a failing US-Pakistan relationship – and…