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The writer is a political analyst. He can be reached at imran.jan@gmail.com. Twitter @Imran_Jan.

The ‘alternative lies’ of global power politics – Imran Jan

Imran Jan | I am borrowing from the “alternative facts” faux pas by Kellyanne Conway, referring to the number of people who attended President Trump’s...

How to achieve peace in Afghanistan?

Imran Jan | The Taliban have called off the fourth round of talks with the United States to be held in Doha due to disagreements...

Bilawal is not innocent

Imran Jan | The Honorable Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has lent enormous credence to Bilawal Bhutto Zardari by declaring that his name...

Bumpy road to Afghan peace

Imran Jan | The Taliban have called off the fourth round of talks with the United States to be held in Doha due to disagreements...

Who will control Afghanistan?

Imran Jan | Every year the American mega sale event Black Friday falls right after Thanksgiving. The joke among Americans-which I suspect is made by...

Michael Cohen: Trump’s lawyer who paid porn stars to shut up

Imran Jan | Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer and “fixer”, was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in paying hush-money to...

Cynthia & Malala: East vs West?

Imran Jan | On Twitter, an American lady named Cynthia Ritchie has recently started arousing mixed emotions from people from various walks of people, mostly...

Winter is coming in Afghanistan but will it bring peace?

Imran Jan | The Taliban’s unchanged demand has been for the foreign occupation forces to leave. Late last year, Trump announced reducing the 14,000 American...

Curbs on Media-Dawn editorial

Imran Jan | Dawn newspaper editorial on December 14, 2018, is quite interesting. At the outset, I must suggest to the writer of the Editorial...

Are peace overtures worth the effort?

Imran Jan | Imran Khan, one could argue, has acted unprecedentedly by making peace overtures to India, which has come up with laughable excuses. Indian...

Defenders bad, aggressors good

Imran Jan | George Orwell’s Animal Farm is an absolute classic. In the story, the animals had 7 commandments distilled into the maxim “four legs...

A rebuttal: After 100 Days- Dawn’s Editorial

Imran Jan | Dawn’s editorial titled “After 100 days” on November 30, 2018, is disguised as a work of journalism yet it is an amalgam...

Imran Khan’s 100 days of sleeplessness and restlessness

Imran Jan | In the Indian movie 100 Days, which was an unofficial adaptation of Italian Giallo film Sette note in Nero, Madhuri Dixit is a woman...

Russia’s Taliban connection is good for USA: But why?

Imran Jan | I attended a talk by Michael V Hayden about 4 years ago in Houston organized by the World Affairs Council. One of...

Give me a stick and I will change Pakistan

Imran Jan | On a beautiful mid-afternoon when the sky was blue and the air was crisp, I had just finished my stroll around the...

Trump’s Twitter Tirade: America First versus Pakistan First

Imran Jan | When Trump is not the Clown in Chief on Fox, he is the Twitter in Chief. For him, everything, including the United...

Is TLP a political “Cryptocurrency”?

Imran Jan | Usually, the state runs covert and overt organizations that are formidable in nature have three letter short-form names. Some of the most...

‘DIRECTORATE S‘ by Steve Coll’: Biasness at its peak

Imran Jan | Yet another ISI-bashing book unsurprisingly by Steve Coll. It is merely a repetition of the boring and bias-laden anti-ISI narrative. It is...

The richest yet the least influential dead man

Imran Jan | Mohammad Bin Salman, referred to by his initials MBS, in March pledged to invest $400 bn in the United States in ten...

‘More to do’ is the new ‘do more’

Imran Jan | General Joseph Votel, Commander of the US Central Command, said of Pakistan, “I do acknowledge that they have done a lot in...

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