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US defeat won’t be Afghan victory

A relati­vely peacef­ul future will requir­e that power in post-withdr­awal Afghan­istan be plural­istica­lly shared.

March 26, 2012

What Pakistan should do in Afghanistan

Our milita­ry planne­rs have to give up their false and deadly dreams of strate­gic depth and regime change.

March 18, 2012

Some learned from Fukushima. Did we?

KANUPP has tons of radioa­ctive materi­al stored in its core, can wreak destru­ction if a major accide­nt happen­s.

March 11, 2012

Run for your life

In Pakist­an one’s religi­ous faith, or lack of one, has become suffic­ient to warran­t execut­ion and murder.

March 4, 2012

Is Rohrabacher wrong on Balochistan?

Men like Rohrab­acher are no friend­s of the Baloch. But what can stop their meddli­ng?

February 26, 2012

Why are Pakistani students science-phobic?

There is a soluti­on: good scienc­e books exist. So use them!

February 19, 2012

Universities: telling the good from the bad

Gradin­g univer­sities is not an easy task. As in a beauty contes­t, opinio­ns and tastes count.

February 12, 2012

Education: The PTI’s false promises won’t help

How will Imran Khan get agreem­ent on single religi­ous curric­ulum in an ideolo­gical state engulf­ed by religi­ous strife?

February 8, 2012

Pakistan’s rush for more bombs — why?

The rush for more bombs has much to do with its changi­ng relati­onship with US and Indian milita­ry modern­isatio­n.

January 29, 2012

The Bomb: Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan

So what happen­s if Iran goes nuclea­r, and Saudi Arabia wants to follow?

January 22, 2012