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In Search of Elusive Glory

India has not only formally accepted its past (mis) adventures overseas but also spelled out its future mo­dus operandi to advance its national...

08.04.2024 10

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India: Trick or Trade?

The diplomatic bruises sustained by Pakistan in the wake of the August 2019 developments will take a long time to heal. Bilateral relations between...

01.04.2024 90

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Pak-Afghan Rigmarole and TTP

Finally, Pakistan decided to call a spade a spade. Messages sent to the ‘unrecognized’ interim govern­ment in Kabul through diplomatic...

24.03.2024 100

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Grabbing A Dream

A candidate of this year’s CSS exam had several questions when she met me last week. She had just finished the written part of the exam and needed...

18.03.2024 90

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Pakistan: Weathering the Storm

A small group of senior citizens - all retired - had just started a discussion, focusing on the country’s future. Attired in old style suits, they...

11.03.2024 30

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More Law, Less Justice

It was a full house. The debate be­tween wishful thinking and reality was about to begin. The stage was graced by logic, needs, experience and...

04.03.2024 20

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Kingdom Animalia

The wise old owl peeped into the ul­timate depths of the clear blue sky and took a deep sigh. The entire kingdom animalia was present. All eyes were...

26.02.2024 30

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Pakistan Zindabad

Finally, the general elections were held in Pakistan on 8 February. Firstly, five interesting facts: One: Commissioner Rawalpindi’s ‘de­layed’...

19.02.2024 30

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Crossing the Rubicon

It was much before the eventful times of emperors such as Augus­tus, Caligula, Marcus Aurelias, Com­modus and Nero. Rome was still a Re­public....

12.02.2024 10

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Rigging the Future

Somewhere in Latin America….!! Moderator: A special meeting is convened to talk about the gener­al elections and its aftermath. The par­ticipants...

05.02.2024 10

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Are Think Tanks Thinking?

Yes, they are. Are they producing good investigative papers based on quality research. Perhaps, yes. Are they following one of Pablo Picas­so’s...

29.01.2024 30

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Enduring Uncertainties

Scene one: PML (N) is already in celebration mode but the enthu­siasm about the PM ship seems to have mellowed down. Its leadership has been...

22.01.2024 10

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Analysing Iran strike

Becoming hostile to another country is not the first step. It is the last. Unfortunately, sometimes, the journey from any bilateral trajectory going...

18.01.2024 80

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Consideration and NOT considerations

Becoming hostile to another country is not the first step. It is the last. Unfortunately, sometimes, the journey from any bilateral trajectory going...

18.01.2024 10

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Afghanistan: Embracing Realities

Kabul is now ruled by a hostile group of people. Apparently, the regime does not need Pakistan’s support anymore or for Islamabad to work as a...

15.01.2024 60

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Alzheimer’s in Politics Et Al

Scientists are still searching for the real causes of Alzheimer’s, a type of dementia- mostly common in people over sixty. Doctors maintain that...

08.01.2024 30

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The Mythical Realities

Politics is neither chemistry nor physics. Its fluid and unpredictable nature leaves little space for political scientists to predict- especially in...

01.01.2024 30

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Looking Through the Kashmir Prism

It was Modi’s government. It was Modi’s media. It was Modi’s administration. It was Modi’s fever all over India. How come we didn’t know...

24.12.2023 20

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Climate Change - Hoping against Hope

Twenty-eight years is a lot of time to state the obvious. It took 194 countries more than two decades to reach a consensus on something that is taught...

17.12.2023 40

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Pakistan: Facing Difficult Choices

Following the delimitation process, the ECP is about to release the election schedule amidst an ensuing debate on whether the general elections would...

11.12.2023 10

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Pakistan: India’s Best Bet

The events since 1947, wars, espionage, stand offs, attempts to embarrass, and disparage each other, actions, reactions, arms and nuclear race,...

03.12.2023 30

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The Undesignated World

27.11.2023 20

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Limitations of Climate Change

Dubai will host the Conference of Parties (COP 28) from 30 Nov until 12 Dec 2023. The international community would be reflecting on adding certain...

20.11.2023 100

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The Trump Card

Indeed, it is difficult to judge one’s ‘biggest’ or greatest moment in life while one is still alive. However, Khan knew it came during his...

13.11.2023 30

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Pakistan: Will Tomorrow be Better?

06.11.2023 30

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An Illusion Called Peace

When the rich make war, it’s the poor that die - Jean-Paul SartreThe world seems helpless in putting an end to the ongoing war between Hamas and...

29.10.2023 10

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The More You Change

It was on Oct 21. Two grounds. Two different games. One of them saw South Africa handing England a thumping defeat. The other witnessed the homecoming...

22.10.2023 10

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Gaza -The beginning or the end?

It is a Palestinian enclave of 365 square kilometres. It has been besieged for the past sixteen years. This enclave is one of the most densely...

15.10.2023 30

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The Empire Of Lies

From the Persian empire that stretched from Iran into Central Asia and Egypt to the British empire covering nearly a quarter of the planet, the world...

08.10.2023 50

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Quicksilver

Somewhere in Islamabad, four legal luminaries and a prominent politician were sitting around a table. They had just heard the new Chief Justice of...

02.10.2023 9

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India in trouble

In all probabilities, India overestimated its stature in the comity of nations. A picture-taking sojourn to the Moon or hosting a routine rotatory...

24.09.2023 30

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G-20 or China containment?

Multilateral diplomacy appears to be losing its practical value by the day. The absence of any concrete follow-up actions is exposing the...

17.09.2023 90

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Flexing creative muscles

By far, the best news of 2023; Pakistan will attract around $100 billion from friendly countries such as KSA, the UAE, and Kuwait to commence the...

10.09.2023 20

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