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Attempted Coup in Ethiopia – Asif Haroon Raja

Asif Haroon Raja | A "hit squad" led by Amhara's security chief Brig Gen Asaminew Tsige burst into a meeting in the state offices of...
PML-N

Nuisance minefields of PML-N – Dr. Farid A Malik

Dr. Farid A Malik | In 1981 Mian Nawaz Sharif was inducted as Finance Minister in the Punjab Government. According to the then Governor Lt....
Bilawal

Bilawal Bhutto’s Fiery Budget Speech: Opposition’s Attempts to Escape Accountability?

News Desk | Criticizing the newly-formed Commission of Inquiry to investigate how the former two governments had obtained and utilized foreign debts for the past...
Akhtar

Will Akhtar Mengal’s BNP stay in working relationship with PTI?

News Analysis | Mengal’s six-point agenda includes recovery of missing persons, implementation of the National Action Plan, implementation of six percent quota for Balochistan in...
arms

British arms sale to Saudi Arabia unlawful – future implications

Riccardo Labianco | The British government’s transfer of weapons to Saudi Arabia, which is leading a coalition engaged in armed conflict in Yemen, was deemed...
plants

Why plants don’t die from cancer?

Stuart Thompson | Chernobyl has become a byword for catastrophe. The 1986 nuclear disaster, recently brought back into the public eye by the hugely popular TV...
US

US credibility dented in Iran standoff – M K Bhadrakumar

M K Bhadrakumar | The US President Donald Trump’s reported decision abruptly to call off military strike against Iran which he’d previously ordered, highlights the...
common

When common good became uncommon – Dr Farid A Malik

Dr Farid A Malik | On August 14, 1947 Pakistan started off well, common good was on everyone’s agenda. Jinnah the first Governor General died...

Battle for survival – Saad Rasool

Saad Rasool | The past few weeks have been exceptionally revealing for Pakistan’s politico-legal paradigm. In the days following the month of Ramazan, Hamza Shahbaz’s...
Intelligent

Intelligent traffic management system on the cards for capital

News Desk | For the first time in Pakistan, the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) will help mitigate the transportation-related problem of the federal capital. Officials familiar...
PTI

Why must PTI ensure Operationally Independent Police in Punjab?

News Analysis | The Supreme Court of Pakistan slammed police department for being inefficient and taking bribe across the country. Justice Gulzar Ahmed gave this...
US'

India-US relationship is more than just transactional

M K Bhadrakumar | The Indian analysts view US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo’s forthcoming visit to New Delhi early next week through the looking...
Shanghai

Shanghai Cooperation Organization: PM Khan proposed trade in local currencies

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The Shanghai Cooperation Organization has gradually emerged as an essential global geopolitical and geo-economic alliance. Its’ Heads of State Council...
Iran's

Iran in 2019: A SWOT Analysis

Abdul Rasool Syed | The Strengths One of Iran’s key strengths is its geography.  It is ideally located between Middle East and Central Asia, with access...
Hong

Pressure builds with more protests in Hong Kong, but what’s the end game?

Caitlin Byrne | The latest protests in Hong Kong on Sunday, which organisers said brought some 2 million people to the streets, represented yet another striking show...
Africa

South Africa should learn from Brazil about how to tackle ‘hidden hunger’

Brittany Kesselman | South Africa faces a double burden of hunger and malnutrition, on the one hand, and obesity with associated non-communicable diseases (NCDs), on the other....
Oman

Gulf of Oman attacks: how merchant ships can keep safe in dangerous water

Robert McCabe | The latest attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman have once again highlighted the vulnerability of merchant ships crossing...
Ghulam

Ghulam Abbas saved: CJP stays execution of mentally-Ill prisoner

News Desk | Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, ordered a stay on the execution of a mentally-ill convict, Ghulam Abbas, who...
Modi

Modi on a mission to win Eurasia

M K Bhadrakumar | The Bishkek Declaration, issued after the summit meeting (June 14-15) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation devotes one sentence praising China’s Belt and...
Pakistan

Pakistan’s cursed losing streak continues

Saad Rasool | For just a moment, it is time to put aside the rollercoaster ride that is Pakistani politics. For just this moment, let...
system 

Model Town Case: Inevitable need to reform system 

Jaweria Waheed | The incident that happened 5 years ago has a lot to explain about the fallouts of the rotten system we are sailing...
Supreme'

Only 28 references pending before SJC: Supreme Court

News Desk | Supreme Court spokesman clarified on Saturday that only 28 cases, including the two presidential references against the superior court judges, were pending...
opposition'

Why tolerate opposition’s false narrative of “select” government”?

Jan Achakzai | Turning countrymen against the government through false accusations and defamation etc, how much can be justified under the title of “Free Speech”? Stealing...
summit

SCO summit: Inflection point for Indian diplomacy – M K Bhadrakumar

M K Bhadrakumar | When India applied for SCO membership or when observers like myself felt elated when India was finally admitted into the grouping...
Pakistan

Smog over Pakistan’s horizon – Asif Haroon Raja

Asif Haroon Raja | Mini-minds Ruled Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam MA Jinnah had dwarfed the political giants of the Indian Congress and defeated the Hindu-British intrigues because of...
Pompeo'

Pompeo coming with American goodies – M K Bhadrakumar

M K Bhadrakumar | From an Indian perspective, the much-touted speech by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the India Ideas Summit and the...
Pakistan

Pakistan suffers heavily in US-Afghan war – Zafar Jaspal

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Afghanistan situation is complex and violent. The peace talks between the United States and Taliban are encountering challenges. The Ghani...
Afghanistan

The Talks Scenario – Afghanistan Peace Process

Brig (Retd) Ishaq Ahmed | Peace in Afghanistan - A dream that is not getting to reality, despite efforts (not concerted and fruitful) of so...
IMF

PTI government signs on with IMF – An unavoidable imperative

Javed Hassan | Countries that borrow and spend without concern for how the foreign debt will be repaid, inevitably, create a desperate dependence on lenders,...
Sir Syed

Lahore: City to renovate ideas of Sir Syed, Iqbal & Jinnah

Dr. Farid A Malik | Sir Syed Ahmed Khan after retiring from service at the age of 55 years decided to bring the Muslims of...

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