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Beyond the economic crisis

PAKISTAN no longer faces an economic emergency as it did last year when it teetered on the edge of sovereign debt default. It has come out of that...

20.05.2024 400

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An isolated Israel continues the war

16.05.2024 200

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India’s illiberal election

The outlook for India-Pakistan relations is troubled if Modi returns to power.

13.05.2024 300

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Dialogue and de-escalation

INCREASED diplomatic engagement between the US and China has helped to bring down the temperature in their fraught relationship. But it has not...

06.05.2024 300

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Can digital technology be a game changer in Pakistan’s development?

https://arab.news/j4k5v With all of Pakistan’s human development indicators having declined in recent years, a timely new report asks a pivotal...

01.05.2024 300

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Tech’s promise & peril

THE best of times and arguably the worst of times. This is how an important new book sees what advanced artificial intelligence and biotechnology can...

29.04.2024 550

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Cycle of retaliation

THE spectre of a wider conflict still looms in the Middle East after Israel’s ostensibly ‘limited’ atta­­ck on Iran. The escalatory cycle of...

22.04.2024 300

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Permanent friends

https://arab.news/5w6kr China’s Ambassador to Pakistan Jiang Zaidong recently wrote an op-ed in a Pakistani newspaper in which he reiterated his...

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Governance & competent states

THE global debate over governance continues — what constitutes good governance and how it helps to determine the fate and fortunes of nations. It is...

15.04.2024 300

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THE FAULT LINES IN OUR STARS

Recent years have been tumultuous in Pakistan’s politics. Even by the standards of the country’s tortuous history and its record of instability,...

14.04.2024 100

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Defiance and devastation

SIX months on, Israel’s genocidal war on Gaza shows no sign of abating. With over 33,000 Palestinians killed and more than 75,000 injured by...

08.04.2024 200

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Foreign policy challenges for Sharif government 

https://arab.news/yj9jp The most consequential task of the Shehbaz Sharif government is extricating Pakistan’s ailing economy from the critical...

03.04.2024 100

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Coercive diplomacy

PAKISTAN-AFGHANISTAN relations have been on a downward trajectory. They plunged to a new low earlier this month when Pakistan carried out air strikes...

01.04.2024 300

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Demystifying China

CHINA’S rise as a global power has evoked different reactions across the world. Much of the Global South has welcomed this and seen it as an...

25.03.2024 400

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Pakistan’s crisis in human development 

https://arab.news/4ka7z Pakistan is in the midst of a growing human development crisis with most indicators of literacy, education, health, poverty...

20.03.2024 100

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Terms of re-engagement

WITH a new government in place in Islamabad, what is the outlook for Pakistan-India relations? Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s congratulatory...

18.03.2024 300

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Foreign policy under Trump 2.0

WHAT will US foreign policy look like under Donald Trump 2.0? Governments and people across the world have already started assessing this as the...

11.03.2024 300

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Persisting fault line

https://arab.news/zp5np In its very first sessions, Pakistan’s newly elected National Assembly was the scene of protests and rowdyism by...

06.03.2024 60

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Test of leadership

THE new government has assumed power in an environment marked by political turmoil, polarisation and controversy over the election. In his second...

04.03.2024 200

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Power, purpose, governance

WHEN PML-N and PPP leaders forged a power-sharing deal last week and announced they had the numbers to form a government, conspicuous by its absence...

26.02.2024 300

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Aftermath of Pakistan’s controversial election 

https://arab.news/5wyyq The February 8 elections in Pakistan delivered a divided mandate with no party able to secure a majority. This has made...

21.02.2024 60

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Hard road ahead

EXPECTATIONS that the election would put Pakistan on the road to political stability have clearly not been met. The election produced a fractured...

19.02.2024 200

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Post-election challenges

PAKISTAN voted on Feb 8 in an election full of surprises and upsets. This was a pivotal poll in the backdrop of the political tensions and uncertainty...

12.02.2024 300

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Pakistan’s unpredictable election

https://arab.news/rdnwk With Pakistan’s twelfth general election only a day away, there are two views about what might happen in the poll. The...

07.02.2024 80

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What to watch for on Feb 8

PAKISTAN goes to the polls this week in an exceedingly fraught atmosphere marked by uncertainty about the future. In the country’s 12th general...

05.02.2024 200

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More of the same?

IS the general election this time any different from previous ones? Or is it more of the same? There are several significant similarities with past...

29.01.2024 300

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New technology, new risks

https://arab.news/b7mn8 The global debate about the disruptive impact of new technology has intensified especially with advances in artificial...

24.01.2024 200

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Challenging agenda

FOREIGN policy challenges for the next government have become even more complex after Pakistan and Iran traded airstrikes last week. Relations between...

22.01.2024 300

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Pakistan’s Afghan predicament

WHILE engagement continues between Pakistani officials and Taliban authorities the core issue at the heart of tensions between the two countries is...

15.01.2024 550

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Courtroom dramas and Pakistan’s election campaign

https://arab.news/vjhph With general elections looming, the contest seems to be as much in the courts as in the electoral arena. Imran Khan’s...

11.01.2024 100

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Tougher challenge lies ahead

ALL eyes are on the general elections, now just a month away. But what will happen after the election will be far more consequential to the...

08.01.2024 300

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Election unknowns

ELECTION activity has swung into high gear in the country with the filing of nomination papers by candidates and mobilisation of supporters by party...

01.01.2024 300

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Resetting Pakistan-US ties

https://arab.news/nrk3r The visit by Pakistan’s army chief General Asim Munir to the US marked an important effort at re-engagement by the two...

28.12.2023 200

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Year of living on the edge

2023 was another tumultuous year in Pakistan. It saw much uncertainty in the country — about the economy and how its volatile politics will pan out....

25.12.2023 300

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Vetoing peace

THE UN General Assembly convened again on Dec 12 when Israel’s war on Gaza had already claimed 18,000 Palestinian lives and caused a humanitarian...

18.12.2023 300

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Yearly roundup: Standout books of 2023

https://arab.news/4xts9 Of all the non-fiction books I enjoyed reading in 2023 and learnt much from, four stand out. Cold Peace: Avoiding the New...

13.12.2023 100

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Cost of election delay

SPECULATION persists over whether general elections might be postponed. This prompted the Election Commission of Pakistan to issue a...

11.12.2023 300

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A precarious world in 2024

LOOKING ahead to what can be expected in 2024, the world will continue to be in an unsettled state with geopolitical tensions escalating and driving...

04.12.2023 300

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Election dynamics, deals and curbs

https://arab.news/v2kmn With general elections in Pakistan announced for February 8, 2024 electioneering by political parties has got off to a...

29.11.2023 90

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US-China thaw?

OVERSHADOWED by Israel’s war on Gaza, the meeting earlier this month between Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping didn’t receive as much media...

27.11.2023 300

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Crisis of humanity

THE world watched in horror when Israeli forces attacked Al Shifa hospital in Gaza in another atrocity committed by a barbaric occupying power. Backed...

20.11.2023 300

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Failure over Gaza 

https://arab.news/858gp With over 11,000 Palestinians killed by Israel’s brutal war on Gaza, there is still no end in sight to the hostilities...

15.11.2023 100

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Challenging election scenario

WITH general elections scheduled for Feb 8, the coming weeks will see political parties swing into electioneering mode to rally support for the...

13.11.2023 200

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War, hypocrisy and tragedy

HOW has the world responded to Israel’s continuing war on Gaza and the humanitarian catastrophe there? Clearly, the UN Security Council failed in...

06.11.2023 300

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Test of diplomacy 

https://arab.news/yynds With Israel’s killing spree continuing and its ground operations expanding in Gaza, a catastrophic humanitarian crisis has...

01.11.2023 100

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Nawaz Sharif’s comeback

THE one thing demonstrated by Nawaz Sharif’s return from self-exile is that political leaders can never be written off in Pakistan’s...

30.10.2023 200

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Dangers of escalation

ISRAEL’S war on Gaza continues despite rising international concern that the violence can escalate into a wider conflict in the Middle East....

23.10.2023 300

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Has the world failed the Palestinians?

https://arab.news/vy9md Once again, the United Nation’s premier body responsible for international peace and security failed in its duty. As...

18.10.2023 200

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A predictable tragedy

THE eruption of the Israel-Palestinian conflict and war in Gaza was a crisis waiting to happen. The conditions for this tragic turn of events were...

16.10.2023 300

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Unlearnt lessons

PAKISTAN’S checkered political history holds many lessons that need to be learnt if the country is to escape from its troubled past. Some have been...

09.10.2023 400

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