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Khalid Iqbal

Beyond Bonn II

As expected, the Bonn Conference did not go beyond the rhetoric. It convened to encourage talks with the Taliban and boost regional cooperation, and also brought forth the reality of a dead end in the peace process sans Pakistan. Though the…

The Afghanistan Jigsaw

Afghan President Hamid Karzai presented the best facet of statesmanship when, in a recent TV interview, he said: "God forbid, if any war took place between Pakistan and the United States, we will stand by Pakistan.......If Pakistan is…

The Pak-America Flux

By and large, Hillary Clinton has a balanced approach towards Pakistan. Her comprehension of the country’s difficulties is fairly accurate. But, these days, America’s foreign policy is being run by a puppeteer’ mafia comprising Pentagon,…

Pakistan’s Upright Stance On FMCT

It is refreshing that Pakistan has once again articulated its just stance on fissile material management at the United Nations. Since the utopian slogan of ‘Global Zero’ by President Barack Obama, the cartel of major stockholders of fissile…

America’s Wondrous Afghanistan!

After spending tremendous effort in terms of American munitions and Asian blood, Afghanistan is militarily volatile, politically ungovernable and communally uncontrollable. It has the capacity of destabilising its all six neighbours and,…

America’s Lost Decade!

While Pakistan does not seek an all-out confrontation with the US, it is also not starved of the options of continuing endure a transactional relationship. Besides the commonly stated reasons for America’s frustration, one major cause is…

Palestinian Statehood: Now Or Never!

Akin to Admiral Mike Mullen’s recurring erratic anti-Pakistan tirades related to the Afghan conflict, the Americans suffered from a chronic ‘irresponsibility syndrome’ in 1948 and created an illegitimate State for European Jews. Israel is a…

Post-9/11 Stocktaking

Ten years ago, the world’s most powerful country - United States of America - was attacked for the first time, since its strike on Pearl Harbour during World War II. It dropped nuclear bombs on two cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, when Japan…

Higher Defence Priorities

PAKISTAN is passing through difficult times; the situation demands timely and prudent decisions on national security matters reflecting unanimity among national institutions as well as among the people. Our higher defence organisation (HDO)…