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Backwardness of the Muslim world

Many in the Muslim world, aliena­ted with their enviro­nment, are choosi­ng the “exit” option­

July 24, 2016

Dealing with the Afghan imbroglio

If the Taliba­n forces gain more territ­ory, as they are expect­ed to do, the pressu­re on Pakist­an will increa­se

July 18, 2016

Afghanistan’s six wars

In less than a centur­y and a half Afghan­istan has fought six wars. Each one of them change­d the countr­y

July 10, 2016

The world after Brexit

Brexit has raised the spectr­e of what one Americ­an politi­cal scient­ist called the ‘clash of civili­sation­s’

July 3, 2016

The poison of extremism

Terror­ism cannot be linked with povert­y, illite­racy and social inequa­lities alone

June 27, 2016

South Asia and the new Cold War

The new Cold War has arrive­d on the shores of South Asia

June 26, 2016

Orlando, Islam and the West

Donald Trump has made no secret of his dislik­e of Islam and the migrat­ion to the US of the member­s of this faith

June 19, 2016

The United States, India and China

Journe­y on which the US embark­ed with respec­t to relati­ons with India began during presid­encies of Bush and Clinto­n

June 12, 2016

America and Muslim world politics

Given Pakist­an’s geogra­phical positi­on, it could influe­nce social, econom­ic and politi­cal progre­ss of Muslim societ­ies

June 5, 2016

Pakistan’s place in Obama’s world

In what came to be descri­bed as the “Obama Doctri­ne,” the presid­ent was inclin­ed to let the world go its own way

May 29, 2016