Pakistan’s quota system: who really benefits from this discrimination?

Khawaja Amer | The Civil Service of Pakistan selects only 7.5 percent of the applicants on merit and the rest on quota basis - a system...

China & U.S Alliance to restrain North Korea’s Nuclear ambition?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The suspense over the possibility of North Korea conducting another nuclear test has dissipated. Almost exactly as Chinese commentators had advised...

Mashal Khan’s murder & Pakistan’s religious cauldron: dark shadow of General Zia

Abdul Rahim | The role of the state, when it comes to controlling religious extremism in Pakistan, is close to zero; operating only under the...

So who was the real target of “Mother of All Bombs”?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The decision by the US commander in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, to drop the ‘mother of all bombs’ on an alleged...

The US in Afghanistan: A tale of follies & miscalculations

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | The decision to use GBU 43 bomb - the mother of all bombs - against hideouts of ISIS in Nangarhar,...

To improve education in Pakistan we need 2-Way communication

Shahid Anwar | Organizational theory tells us that institutions are a function of what they communicate and how!  Good institutions come from good understanding amongst...

U.S Foreign Policy on Yemen is ‘The Mother of All Lies’

David Swanson | The Mother of All Lies is this: you can fix things by blowing them up. Alcoholics should not drink, and people who...

US Defense Secretary’s clarification over their Syrian actions

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Amidst the contradictory voices from within the US administration regarding Syria over the weekend – American priority in the war (ISIS...

Let us save our country for future generations!

Farid A. Malik | Nehru and his pundits had set a six months deadline for the reunification of the Indian Sub-Continent which they considered ‘Dharti...

Saudi-led alliance: Pakistan must make independent decisions for its own national interest

Dr. Zafar N Jaspal | The hysterical debate over the appointment of formal Chief of Army Staff as head of the 39-nation Islamic military alliance...

US Secretary of State’s visit to Moscow: new friendship or false dawn?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The early reports on the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s talks in Moscow on Wednesday have a positive ring but...

Malaysian Hacker reveals information: “Chemical Attacks in Syria were staged”

Sophie Mangal | On April 4, chemical attacks were carried out in Khan Shaykhun, Idlib, killing over 80 civilians and leaving around 200 injured. European...