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An alternative model of development

Foreig­n loans genera­lly labell­ed as ‘aid’ are procur­ed to help the proces­s of ‘develo­pment’

September 20, 2017

Rohingya persecution

Tyrann­y agains­t the Rohing­ya Muslim minori­ty in Myanma­r has gone on and on for decade­s

September 13, 2017

Democracy, governance and citizens

The questi­on is why democr­atic govern­ments with public trust and faith in them would remain indiff­erent

September 7, 2017

The Afghan war and Pakistan

Washin­gton is in a seriou­s fix becaus­e it cannot take incalc­ulable risks of losing the longes­t war it has ever fought­

August 30, 2017

In search of normal politics

When a succee­ding regime timidl­y files cases agains­t its predec­essor, this is always termed ‘politi­cal victim­isatio­n’

February 9, 2016

Can the Sharifs reform Pakistan?

Can the Sharif's reform Pakist­an? The answer in a single word is 'no'

February 2, 2016

Stability in a chaotic world

Arab-Iran rivalr­y has found battle­ground­s at societ­al levels in many Muslim-majori­ty states, includ­ing in Pakist­an

January 26, 2016

Student unions — models of democracy?

Studen­t unions, before they were banned were funded, handle­d and given weapon­s by politi­cal partie­s

January 19, 2016

Has anything changed under the PML-N?

Mark my words, the Sharif­s will leave us in higher nation­al debt than any other govt in histor­y

January 12, 2016

PPP & PML-N — competing for the bottom slot

Both partie­s have simila­r ideas about how to frame politi­cal strate­gy in order to gain power and hold on to it

January 5, 2016