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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…

Bargaining Peace With The Taliban

Bargaining peace with the Taliban

Russia has tactfully used the centennial of Moscow-Kabul diplomatic relations to bargain peace with the Taliban. In the name of this moot, Kremlin has hosted the Taliban for informal peace…

The Peace Player

The peace player

“My concert tour in Pakistan will always be a most memorable and special time in my heart. The respect and honour given to me was truly humbling. To have been…

All Is Not Well On The Western Border

All is not well on the western border

Wise people are experts in making friends while fools create enemies. In the testing times of war and crises, sagacity demands avoiding causing offence to smaller enemies for the sake…

Road To Reconciliation

Road to reconciliation

The ongoing dialogue between the Zalmay Khalilzad-led US team and representatives of the Afghan Taliban - erstwhile rulers of Kabul, pushed into rebellion, and frequently labelled as terrorists – has…