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Lessons from Lanka

IN drawing rooms across Pakistan, the chattering classes often bemoan the antics of our politicians. For them, the only solution to our flawed democracy is a benevolent dictatorship. Been there, done that. Many times over, in fact. But…

Between a rock and a hard place

Faced with the dilemma of siding with the House of Saud and keeping the Ayatollahs’ Iran unnerved, Pakistan is finding it hard to balance its act. Although Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz did try to alleviate – while…

Face-off With Russia – James Carden

Following the news that Turkey has shot a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft out of the sky, Nato ministers, former and current US government officials, and the wondrously pliable American punditocracy immediately began circling the…

The True Nature Of War – Kamila Hyat

In the US and even before he went there, the COAS General Raheel Sharif has been emphasising the military’s valiant battle against the Taliban militants, the heroics on the field of battle of over 5,000 soldiers who have died and the 12,000…