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Javid Husain

Back On Track?

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recent visit to Pakistan, as a follow up to the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the two countries in New York at the commencement of the UN General Assembly session, was basically meant to narrow…

From Russia With Love

Pakistan’s relations with the Soviet Union during the Cold War generally lacked substance and warmth barring a few short periods in which the two countries explored the possibilities of promoting mutual understanding and cooperation. This…

US Blunders In Afghanistan

When the French returned to colonise Indo-China, they said that they would teach General Vo Nguyen Giap, a “peasant and amateur, a non-commissioned officer learning to handle regiments”, how to handle regiments. Eight years later the French…

Pakistan In Peril

Pakistan is steadily being sucked into a vortex of internal and external threats, which, if not handled properly, carry the possibility of dire consequences for the future of the country. Externally, the country faces a threatening…

Pakistan And The Modern World

In my last article published in TheNation on August 23, I argued that the 21st century would prove to be a period of transition from the ascendancy of the West to the ascendancy of the East, as the 18th century was for the rise of the West.…

Beginning Of The End?

“The twentieth century was both the high point of the Western age and the beginning of its end.” - Ian Morris (Why the West rules - for now) Ian Morris in his seminal book, Why the West rules - for now, published last year, presents a well…