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What lessons can Pakistan learn from recent troubles in South Africa?

Vishnu Padayachee | Is this the biggest political crisis that South Africa has faced since democracy? Vishnu Padayachee, the University of the Witwatersrand: Its equivalent to the recall...

Potential issues of Afghanistan’s inclusion in OBOR

News Analysis | China is ready to include Afghanistan into its billion-dollar Belt & Road (B & R) initiative despite Afghanistan’s geopolitical uncertainty including the...

Trump and Modi discuss South Asian politics over phone call

News Desk | On 8th February 2018, the White House reported that the leaders of the world’s two largest democracies Trump and Modi discussed the...

What role is India playing in the crisis in the Maldives?

James M. Dorsey | The outcome of a power struggle in the Maldives that has sparked declaration of an emergency, military control of parliament, and...

Will Trump still be president by the end of the year?

Sidra Khan | When Donald Trump announced his intention to run for the office of the President of the United States in late 2015, which...

Dishonourable discharge

Dr. Farid A Malik | Decency demands an honourable exit. Dishonourable discharge is deplorable. In disciplined institutions, such termination is considered terminal with no return....

Imran Khan’s disqualification case: Democratic gracefulness expected by all parties

News Analysis | Today is going to be yet another great day in the political history of Pakistan. Today the Supreme Court of Pakistan is...

Has anyone benefited from American interventionism?

Jacob G. Hornberger | For the first hundred years of American history, the United States was founded on the concept of a limited-government republic, one whose...

Trump to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Reuters | President Donald Trump on Wednesday will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and set in motion the relocation of the U.S. Embassy to the...

Nawaz Sharif represents the predatorification of politics

Mudassir Saeed Laghari| It’s never too late to learn. And that includes Nawaz Sharif. And as one proverb goes ‘no matter how far wrong you...

Will the U.S. withdraw its troops from Syria after ISIS is...

Sophie Mangal | According to Washington Post, the U.S. hopes to prolong its military presence in Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) areas in the north of...

After initiating civil war US and EU look to ‘colonize’ Libya

Adel Karim | The civil war initiated in Libya by NATO and its allies has been going on for more than six years. Since it...

Lawmakers unite to ensure timely elections

News Analysis | On Thursday, the National Assembly passed the 24th Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017 by a resounding majority of 242:1. Putting an end to...

Islamabad sit-in: Will the state surrender?

News Analysis | The question about the role of religion in public life in Pakistan has always been there. Some favored an Islamic society, some...

Imran’s arrogance is preventing political autonomy in KPK

M Anwar Nasar | Imran Khan is not only arbitrary in making party policies but is also taking provincial autonomy of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to Islamabad....

Sharifs’ diatribes won’t affect judiciary’s stature: CJP

News Analysis | The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Saqib Nisar on Thursday, while expressing concerns over continuing criticism on the judiciary over...

Pakistan’s system of governance is tailor-made for strife

Ikram Sehgal | A Muslim majority state was envisaged by its founder Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to ensure conducive conditions for the Muslims of British-India...

Islamabad under siege as Khatam-e-Nubuwat protest continue

News Analysis | The deadlock between the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration and the protesters of Khatam-e-Nabuwat sit-in remain unresolved despite all efforts made by...

Government punishes the whistle blowers: Witness against Dar removed from NADRA

News Desk l The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) told the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) that Operations Director Syed Qaboos Aziz, one of the prime witnesses...

Why has Nawaz hired a US lobbyist for himself?

News Analysis | The beleaguered and deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif recently hired services of one of the world’s most expensive U.S firm “Vin Roberti...

Personalities vs institutions in Pakistan: An endless struggle for dominance

Junaid Jhandad |                                          ...

Trump ‘New’ Afghanistan strategy is neither new, nor a strategy

Rupert Stone | It is a common feature of democratic politics that more a leader promises change, the more things will stay the same. Professions...

Self-aware Pakistanis vs the influential and power-wielding elite

Saeed Afridi | This Pakistan This unworkable and wholly undemocratic architecture rendered Pakistan’s democracy in a state of constant struggle between two forms of authoritarian dictatorships,...

Jeevay Jeevay Pakistan; but from now on, ‘Humaray Dum Se’

Mina Malik-Hussain |  Each year one writes a column hoping 'Things Will Change', and that’s one rather endearing trait we embody: hope. But sometimes one...

Of sit-ins and rallies: the politics on the roads

News Analysis | Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is all in readiness for his excursion to Lahore on the historic Grand Trunk Road. The bomb...

Nawaz Sharif: A dictator in disguise

Ahad Tariq | The world witnessed a smooth democratic transition in Pakistan’s Prime Minister Office when Shahid Khaqan Abbasi of Pakistan Muslim League (N) was sworn...

Petro-Islam: The Genesis of Islamic Radicalism and Jihadism

Nauman Sadiq | The phenomena of Islamic radicalism all over the world is directly linked to Islamic madrassahs (religious seminaries) that are generously funded by...

Was Fukuyama really wrong in his ‘End of History’ predictions?

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Francis Fukuyama’s The End of History and the Last Man (1992). Rarely read but often denigrated, it might be the...

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