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Choosing Sides, Choosing Isolation

Two important news stories have been reported in the international media that point to a digging in of entrenched positions that are further isolating...

  کیا پاکستانی قومی سلامتی کو سوشل میڈیا سے خطرہ ہے ؟ رفیع عامر گزشتہ برس جب پاکستانی وفاقی حکومت نے سائبر کرائم بل پیش کیا تو...

Trump is obviously wrong…But so are we

US President Donald Trump announced America's new Afghanistan policy today, which sounded very familiarly like America's old Afghanistan policy. What has received the most...

When Debate is Debased

It has been less than one month since I made this prediction after Husain Haqqani's last piece published by the New York Times: Instead, what...

Sadiq & Ameen vs Security and Economy

Let us save the theatrics for the script writers for a moment and admit what appear to be some basic truths. Nawaz Sharif's family...

Arguing With Husain Haqqani

He is Senior Fellow and Director for South and Central Asia at a prestigious think tank in Washington, DC. He has written multiple books...

Raymond Davis and Parachinar: Negotiating Realities

After days of their cries being ignored by military, media, and government, COAS Bajwa finally arrived in Parachinar. It is a scene you do...

Parachinar and Sectarianism: Are Shia Becoming Next Bengalis?

The tragic situation in Parachinar has turned from bad to worst. First, the people are attacked repeatedly and agencies appear to be completely outfoxed...

Bahawalpur and Parachinar: Where Is Accountability?

Across media, there has been a common reaction to the tragedy in Bahawalpur. How do we hold those responsible accountable? However, as much as...

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Establishment Fooling Pakistanis, again!

For the last 73 years, the Pakistani state has argued that Pakistan and Pakistanis cannot exist with the ‘K’ of Pakistan (Kashmir) becoming a...

India’s Actions in Kashmir Criticized for Human Rights Violations

One year after India revoked Article 370 from Indian occupied Kashmir (state of Jammu and Kashmir), Indian authorities continue to impose harsh and inhuman...

Book Banning and Censorship Exposes Hollowness of ‘Ideology of Pakistan’

Banning books, films, paintings, and poems, and censoring academics and journalists is now old in Pakistan. But in recent times this has taken an...

FATF Sword of Damocles Keeps Hanging Over Pakistan

In 2018, the United Nations (UN) Financial Action Task Force (FATF) -- the international watchdog against money laundering and financing of terrorism ---  placed...