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After the deluge

A PICTURE is worth a thousand words; an Indian missile falling in a Pakistani backyard spawns 240 million anxieties. On March 9, a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was fired from…

The Ukraine crisis

THAT Russia would invade Ukraine on the very day that President Putin was hosting the Pakistani prime minister in Moscow came as a surprise to nearly all in Pakistan. The US had…

A defining moment

Much has been written about Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Russia. The rationale of the visit and its timing has been questioned as also the possible outcome and how…

Ukraine crisis

The current confrontation between Russia and the US-led West regarding Ukraine is a development of seismic proportions with far-reaching consequences for the future of global politics. Shorn of diplomatic niceties,…

Islamophobia: an industry

It was on a beautiful July afternoon that Norway bore the agony of its worst tragedy since World War II. A man planted a bomb in an Oslo building killing…

Echoes of the Cold War

AS sabre-rattling continues in the crisis over Ukraine, shifting geopolitics have pushed Russia and China into closer alignment while exposing differences within the Western coalition on how to respond. It has further…

Pakistan stands a chance

In the midst of boycott of Beijing Olympics by the US and its allies, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan showed up at the games to demonstrate Pakistan’s solidarity with…

Whither Anglo-Saxon nonsense?

THERE was this gangly gentleman, the sweet Mr Saleh, Egyptian translator at the Gulf News in Dubai who incessantly amused the morning meetings headed by the editor, Aziz Siddiqui, the late Pakistani…

Rebuilding relations

As geopolitical realities continue to take a more tangible shape, the US-China rivalry is becoming a pronounced feature of the existing international order. For all practical purposes, the current state…

Employing the Yalta model

With threats of sanctions against Russia by the UK and the US, the situation in Europe is taking a dangerous turn. It is believed that the US has drawn up…