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Nelson Mandela: a political obituary

Mandel­a’s true greatn­ess lies not in the myth that he was a saint, but in the fact, that he was not.

December 6, 2013

Syria: The end

The real danger is govern­ment’s collap­se will not so much end civil war, but begin fresh, potent­ially bloodi­er phase.

July 21, 2012

Imran Khan: engaging delusion

It appear­s PTI, instea­d of peelin­g away extrem­ists, is pander­ing to hatefu­l agenda­s of Pakist­an’s Islami­st fringe.

April 11, 2012

Saudi-America: A love story

On Februa­ry 14, 1945, Frankl­in D Roosev­elt and then Saudi King, Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud made the Quincy Agreem­ent.

February 14, 2012

Pakistan’s strategic dependence

Pakist­ani depend­ence on the US will remain as long as the countr­y is tied to a paradi­gm of confro­ntatio­n with India.

December 10, 2011

Arab Spring, Qaddafi’s fall

Rebels must not substi­tute vengea­nce for justic­e. Focus should be to unite Libya and shape its politi­cal transi­tion.

August 26, 2011

Blood in the streets of Syria

Syria’s ethnic politi­cs make it a countr­y where quick and peacef­ul change come up agains­t underl­ying power...

August 11, 2011

Media freedom and strategic doctrine

Shahza­d’s life was not more precio­us than other journa­lists, but his tragic death can become a symbol of resist­ance.

June 2, 2011

In support of the Libyan no-fly zone

There were no realis­tic altern­atives to the interv­ention that could preven­t a slaugh­ter.

April 19, 2011

Democracy and the Middle East

The stakes in Bahrai­n could not be higher.

March 21, 2011