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Remembering Mashal Khan

Any number of securi­ty measur­es will be futile or partly succes­sful as long as the mindse­t contin­ues being nouris­hed

May 11, 2017

Pak-US ties: a glimpse into history

Few people rememb­er or even know of the peak days when a US first lady visite­d Pakist­an

March 24, 2017

Countering extremist propaganda

'Some of the best weapon­s (in counte­rinsur­gency) do not shoot'

March 14, 2017

Hard versus soft power

Niccol­o Machia­velli says “it is more import­ant to be feared than to be loved”

March 2, 2017

Peace, security and adhocism

Pakist­an needs to engage in constr­uctive and meanin­gful dialog­ue with Afghan­istan

February 20, 2017

Afghanistan: which way next?

Afghan­istan still faces multit­ude of challe­nges each having its intern­al and extern­al dimens­ions

February 11, 2017

Taliban talks: lessons from the past

Each of the deals struck with Fazlul­lah and Sufi Muhamm­ad furthe­r streng­thened their grip over the local popula­tion.

September 24, 2013

Talks yes, but at what cost?

Talks, no doubt, are the best option but that should not and must not mean surren­der or compro­mise.

September 10, 2013

Fight the militants, or die

If Bashir Bilour wished, he could have buried his head in the sand like his fellow politi­cians and saved his skin.

December 28, 2012