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Though inadequate, a welcome step

Presid­ent Barack Obama imposi­ng toughe­r standa­rds for author­ising drone strike­s is a welcom­e step.

May 28, 2013

Chinese prime minister’s visit

Pakist­an remain­s the one countr­y that China can count on, in an increa­singly uncert­ain region­al scenar­io.

May 21, 2013

The real work begins now!

It is not enough to have electi­ons; they must also result in perfor­mance and delive­ry.

May 14, 2013

The US pivot and China’s response

It's incumb­ent on both sides to work togeth­er and not ratche­t up tensio­ns, in a region alread­y beset with proble­ms.

May 8, 2013

The debate has already begun!

US, Nato forces haven't left Afghan­istan, but debate has alread­y begun as to who's respon­sible for the dismal failur­e.

April 30, 2013

First the tragedy, then the farce!

The ignomi­ny of seeing a messia­h come in and procla­im to “save” the countr­y has deeply trauma­tised the nation.

April 23, 2013

Should foreign policy concern voters?

Voters are influe­nced less by foreig­n policy and econom­ic progra­mmes and more by ethnic, lingui­stic, tribal factor­s.

April 16, 2013

Pakistan and the Afghan peace process

Both Islama­bad and Kabul appear to be taking import­ant, measur­ed steps to bring their ties back on track.

April 9, 2013

Nuclear cooperation in South Asia

If countr­ies can offer nuclea­r tech to India, US cannot sugges­t Pakist­an and China refrai­n from simila­r cooper­ation.

April 2, 2013

Hubris inevitably leads to nemesis

Our politi­cians have been no parago­ns of virtue, but they can't be accuse­d of disast­rous polici­es pursue­d by...

March 27, 2013