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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

Stabilising Afghanistan

Eviden­ce from histor­y would lead to the conclu­sion that Pakist­an has a fundam­ental intere­st in stabil­ising Afghan­istan

December 29, 2015

The mindset of the terrorist

Many terror­ists have been found to be gradua­tes of modern instit­utions, have had career­s; come from the middle class

December 23, 2015

After the tragedy

The APS Peshaw­ar attack has very few parall­els in histor­y for mass murder of innoce­nt childr­en

December 15, 2015

Is there a viable solution to the Afghan problem?

fter Mullah Omar’s death, it was though­t that Kabul could manipu­late factio­nalism to destro­y the Taliba­n

December 8, 2015