China’s Maritime Silk Road

Book Review: China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative and South Asia

The book, 'China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative and South Asia; A Political Economic Analysis of its Purposes, Perils, and Promise', was an exhilarating read...
Money trail

Is asking for money trail arm-twisting?

Arm-twisting of politicians was started by the first dictator in October 1958 which should now stop for all times to come. Ayub Khan’s Elected...
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How US supported Mussolini’s fascism in Italy

A figure like Benito Mussolini could only have taken power in a state suffering from severe illness. Italy, a resource poor nation, had been...
future of afghanistan

Op-ed: What’s The Future Of Afghanistan After Trump?

Russia's Prediction For Afghanistan Many questions are swirling about President-Elect Biden's foreign policy upon his impending inauguration next week, but one of the most relevant...
criminal justice system

Op-ed: Criminal Justice System in Elitist States – A State Sponsored Drama Played by...

The criminal justice system is such a versatile policy tool that it can be used in either way as per the designs of its...
national stability

Op-ed: External Threats to National Stability

Pakistan can be called an open region of interests for external factors involved in national instability. 9/11 reshaped the global dynamics and war on...
generation war

Op-Ed | Fifth Generation War: reality or propaganda?

Recently I came across an article by Ahsan I Butt in Al-Jazeera, titled "Has a ‘fifth-generation war’ started between India and Pakistan?". It was...
suicide india's forces

Op-ed: Suicides and fratricides in India’s counter insurgency forces

Every now and then, the media flashes news of suicides and fratricides in Indian armed forces. Not only the jawans (soldiers) but also officers,...
US-China tussle

US-China tussle: Middle East braces for fallout

China would like the world to believe that the Middle East and North Africa region does not rank high on its totem pole despite...
Rule of law

Strengthening rule of law through speedy convictions & election reforms

‘Naya Pakistan’ hangs in the balance. Free and fair elections in 2023 are crucial for the country. The issue of corruption will dominate this...
Hazara

The unceasing plight of Hazara community

The conclusion of the Hazara sectarian killings issue in Machh, followed by six days of protesting by the bereaved, is this: one man’s ego...
Pakistani prisons

Recidivism or Rehabilitation: Pakistan should invest in prisoners, not prisons

Developing a society requires more than introducing positive growth reforms and increasing demographic capacity or economic competence. For a society to thrive in development...
Recognizing Israel

Recognizing Israel, what will it mean for Pakistan?

The foremost challenge for a newly independent state is to seek its sovereignty. The prevailing Westphalian system spells out that a state needs to...
PCGC

PCGCs take over, Karandaaz seems to have forgotten basic fundamentals

In their ambition to grab PCGC, those pushing to convert GoP grant to equity in favour of Karandaaz have forgotten the basic fundamentals of...
Twitter silence Trump

Facebook and Twitter silence Trump: Nothing done to curb violence and lies in South...

On January 8th, Twitter permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account after an internal review. The American microblogging service claimed that the president’s tweets posed...
CSS examination

The Seeds of Governance Destruction are Hidden in the CSS Exam itself

The seeds of governance destruction are hidden in the CSS exam itself. An examination, in which more than 80% of candidates fail in ‘Essay’...
PCGC

The controversial takeover of PCGC by Karandaaz

Government of Pakistan (GoP) has rightly paused to re-think its decision of a recently approved sale of majority shareholding in state-owned Pakistan Credit Guarantee...
Salman Taseer

Op-ed: Looking back at Salman Taseer’s killing

As if driven by intuition, only a few days before Mumtaz Qadri gunned him down at Kohsar Market in the heart of the federal...
JF-17

New JF-17 Thunder fighter jets enhance PAF’s strike capabilities

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) offensive and defensive proficiency has been supplemented with the induction of 14 new JF-17 Thunder Block-III fighter jets. The timing...
PML-N CPEC

PML-N’s ‘Jaag Punjab’ slogan shouldn’t be taken lightly

The Freemasons Hall of Democracy located on 33 Davis Road Lahore has produced many marvels to detract the democratic order in the country, the...
Pakistani politicians

Op-ed: Pakistani politics may be more banal than its analysts make it out to...

Authors: Marzia Raza and Muhammad Salman   Aqil Shah’s latest piece in Foreign Affairs twists publicly available information on Pakistan’s recent political history and civil-military relations...
Balochistan militancy

Why is Balochistan becoming an epicenter of militancy?

In a senseless attack, a group of militants attacked and killed as many as 11 laborers working in remote coal mines in Balochistan in...
Maryam

Nawaz-Maryam & Zulfikar-Benazir father daughter duos compared

In November 1967 Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) launched his PPP in Lahore. During his mistrial he had wished to be buried here as he...
Pakistan place

Op-ed: Pakistan has made its way in the world through cooperation, not dependance

The next four years define our foreign policy and our place in the world. Pakistan has also been able to balance between world powers...
Turkey

Will positioning powerful Turkish military as backbone of regional strategy secure Turkey’s place in...

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ushered in the new year, pledging to employ his country’s military to secure Turkey’s place in a rebalanced new world...
Pakistans youth

Op-ed: Pakistan needs to declare national emergency on the development of its youth

This tale dates back to 1971 when a South-Asian country got independence from another South-Asian country. At the time of independence, she was regarded...
OIC

Op-ed: Is the OIC really doing its job?

On 21 August 1969, an Australian-born Christian Dennis Michael Rohan attempted to set fire to the Ancient Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The fire destroyed...
India Jammu and Kashmir

Op-ed: How India stifles dissent in the illegally-occupied Jammu and Kashmir State?

Not only the Kashmiris but also the Indians were surprised to learn that their valorous army had resumed fake encounters to terrify the Kashmiris...
Indonesia

Indonesia potentially set to take on China and claim leadership of ‘moderate’ Islam

President Joko Widodo’s recent cabinet reshuffle suggests that Indonesia may adopt a more critical attitude towards China and reinforce government support for efforts by Nahdlatul Ulama...
US India ties

Op-ed: Pakistan’s has concerns over the growing strategic ties of US India

In the post-cold war era, the USA emerged as a superpower and dominated international affairs. After almost two decades the economic rise of China...

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