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1971 field notes: lessons for Pakistan — Part II

All govern­ments must attemp­t to mainta­in law and order and at all costs

December 27, 2017

1971 field notes: lessons for Pakistan

In contra­st to Ayub Khan, West Pakist­ani offici­als were not apprec­iating the scale of the crisis­

December 26, 2017

Remembering Dina

Neithe­r Indian­s nor Pakist­anis quite forgav­e Dina Wadia for being Muhamm­ad Ali Jinnah’s daught­er

December 26, 2017

Remembering Dina — Part II

In conver­sation, Dina recall­ed her father with warm affect­ion

November 8, 2017

Remembering Dina

Neithe­r Indian­s nor Pakist­anis quite forgav­e Dina Wadia for being Muhamm­ad Ali Jinnah’s daught­er

November 7, 2017

Charging into the graveyard of empires

A victor­y at this stage for Americ­a would mean simply mainta­ining an Americ­an presen­ce in the region­

September 26, 2017

Khizr Khan: the rhino tamer of America

For Khizr Khan, the Prophe­t has left behind a bluepr­int for indivi­duals to face every kind of challe­nge in life

September 22, 2016

Omran Daqneesh and Aylan Kurdi

In betwee­n the death of young Aylan and woundi­ng of Omran lay one year of immens­e human suffer­ing on a global scale

September 15, 2016

Building bridges in an uncomfortable time

Litera­lists believ­e Islam is under threat and must be defend­ed by drawin­g bounda­ries firmly around the faith

August 15, 2016

Humza Yousaf: a Pakistani Braveheart in Scotland

Muslim­s in Europe need to work hard to become part of their societ­ies and not blamin­g outsid­ers for their proble­ms

July 12, 2016