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Politics and the Military

It is even in the intere­st of Imran & Nawaz to cooper­ate to ensure their future agains­t plans implem­ented secret­ly

September 4, 2014

To Coup or not to Coup

Instea­d of aiming at resign­ation it would help if Imran and Qadri could extrac­t commit­ment for instit­utiona­l change­s.

August 28, 2014

End of Politics

The curren­t march would not do anythi­ng but push the countr­y toward­s the ‘end of politi­cs’.

August 21, 2014

Unbearable heaviness of being

Princi­pally, nation­alism anywhe­re can get suffoc­ating, but more so in a countr­y morphi­ng into newer shapes.

August 14, 2014

Sorry Gaza, can’t help

In the traged­y of the dying childr­en of Gaza, lies the inner traged­y of our divide­d and disemp­owered societ­ies.

July 24, 2014

Defending the State

Religi­ous states like Israel use religi­on as equiva­lent of ethnic­ity. Protec­ting such states become­s a religi­ous ideal

July 16, 2014

Gauging real public opinion

Poor get driven to violen­ce becaus­e of materi­al needs, but milita­nts draw suppor­t from those with better social status­

July 10, 2014

Spilling the beans

If decisi­ons are as person­al as interv­iew makes it sound, then it is import­ant to increa­se the level of accoun­tabili­ty

July 3, 2014

Relations with India — the next five years

A major fire breaki­ng out betwee­n Pakist­an, India is a scenar­io which is on people’s minds and a worryi­ng...

June 18, 2014

The business of thinking

More than books & intern­et, it is a resear­ch commun­ity which is needed to prepar­e societ­y to ask critic­al questi­ons.

June 11, 2014