Tag: state

Davos presents golden opportunity for Pakistan

Ikram Sehgal | The World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland is a major creative force for engaging top leaders from across the...

PM Abbasi orders Internet access all across the country

News Analysis | The Premier on Friday the 12th of January addressed a ceremony in Islamabad at a local hotel for the contract signing of...

South Asia: shaky state of affairs, uncertain future

Andrew Korybko | South Asia is simmering as China and India wrestle with one another for influence in this strategic region. The two nominal BRICS...

Kurdish intentions to join Syrian Arab Army: secret deal against the US?

Sophie Mangal | According to Inside Syria Media Center military sources in Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Kurds will join the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) as “Northern Syria...

Army to follow government’s directives on the sit-in but what will...

News Analysis | The Pakistan Army has said it will adhere to whatever the government will decide to do regarding solving the stand-off with religious protestors...

Sino-Pak Relations: Our Economic Prowess is the Key

Mudassir Saeed Laghari | In the autumn of 1793, George Macartney, the leader of the first British diplomatic mission to China, met Chinese Qianlong Emperor....

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...

The Middle East: It will only get worse

James M. Dorsey | As Saudi Arabia reels from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s frontal assault on the kingdom’s elite, indications are that the Saudi-Iranian proxy...

Let’s not damage a national icon: An Uncertain future of PTV!

Aisha Saeed | Amid speculations of PTV World being considered for its final goodbye or being put on a ventilator through a merger, the future...

China: A story of a great transformation

Umair Aslam | I recently embarked on a journey to China for three weeks to attend a Seminar on New Energy Industry Cooperation for Developing...

Hasina’s push For Rohingya “Safe Zones” Might End Up Destabilizing Northeastern...

Andrew Korybko | Bangladesh implored the UN last week to set up a so-called “safe zone” in Myanmar. The Bangladeshi Prime Minister claimed that this would...

Personalities vs institutions in Pakistan: An endless struggle for dominance

Junaid Jhandad |                                          ...

Resign for your own good sir !

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | Regardless of the intricacies and nuances of the law, the head of the government Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif must resign...

How the Indian state manages and controls diversity

Saikat Bhattacharya | Introduction The Indian state has to rule over an area with much diversity. Among them linguistic, class, caste and religious diversities deserve mention....

Why has the Islamic state targeted Europe in particular?

Nauman Sadiq l In less than three months, three horrific terror attacks took place in the United Kingdom: the Westminster plowing and stabbing incident on March...

The tragedies in June : a fitting epitaph!

Dee l On a dank June day in Ramzan Pakistan witnessed its  regular share of prognos at the hands of the unknown  while the knowing...

Trump’s revised travel ban: What will be the court’s next ruling?

Prof. Steven Mulroy President Trump’s new executive order on immigration addresses some of the legal problems found by courts in the Jan. 27 original order...

Russian government curtails critical expression through social media censorship

On February 9, Twitter user “The OSINT” posted a screenshot of an unusual email he received from Twitter explaining that some of his tweets would not be...

Hafiz Saeed’s arrest a state decision: DG ISPR

News Analysis DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor has clarified that the arrest of Jamaat-ud-Dawa’s head Hafiz Saeed Ahmad is a state decision taken in the...

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