Rustam Shah Mohmand

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Rustam Shah Mohmand is a former interior secretary and a former ambassador. The article originally appeared at Arab News Pakistan Edition and has been republished with the author’s permission.

Op-ed: US has assaulted rule of law by sanctioning ICC officials over Afghan war crimes probe

The United States has penalised the International Criminal Court for investigating war crimes in Afghanistan. In a bizarre but not unpredictable move, Washington has...

Op-ed: Pakistan should be cautious of the TTP even as terror group loses relevance in a new Afghanistan

In a significant development, two splinter groups of Tehreek-i–Taliban Pakistan (TTP) — Harkatul Ahrar and Jamatul Ahrar — have decided to rejoin the main...

A rare defeat at the UN reflects a faltering American empire

In a sign of changing times, the United States suffered a humiliating defeat at the UN Security Council. The UNSC rejected a US resolution...

Pakistan-Saudi Arabia relationship has tremendous potential

The remarks by Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi earlier this month wherein he described the Organization of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) response on the...

The Grand Assembly and release of Taliban prisoners

On August 9, the Council of Afghan Elders (Loya Jirga) approved the release of the 400 remaining Taliban prisoners in custody. The Afghan President...

Modi’s Kashmir gamble and Pakistan’s policy options

The abrogation of Article 370 of India’s constitution, which stripped the state of Jammu and Kashmir of its limited political autonomy, was undoubtedly a...

Erdogan’s Moment of Glory: Reinventing Turkey’s Islamic Past

Friday, July 24, 2020, would be long remembered in Turkey. On this day the iconic Hagia Sophia was opened for Friday prayers after a...

As the Libyan conflict widens, ugly designs are unveiled

The Libyan war goes on as the international community appears to have run out of options on how to bring the warring factions to...

Reappraisal of border policy necessary for cordial Pak-Afghan ties

Not very long ago, bilateral trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan had reached more than $3 billion. For a country that has had acrimonious relations...

Trump’s niece exposes his dark side

In a new book authored by President Trump’s niece Mary Trump, some startling revelations have been made about the President’s personality. The book, Too...

The Afghan peace process: Hoping against hope!

As millions of impoverished Afghans are anxiously waiting for some breakthrough on the commencement of intra-Afghan talks, there is an eerie sense of indifference...

Videogate Judge’s dismissal: A tale of hypocrisies, conspiracies & contradictions

The administrative committee of Lahore High Court (LHC) has approved the removal from service of Judge Arshad Malik on grounds of misconduct. Malik was...

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