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A Public Divided – Aasim Zafar Khan

Words matter. Is it the ‘war in Afghanistan’ or the ‘war on Afghanistan’? The answer depends on which side of the fence one is on, but the statement points to...

The Path To Reconciliation – Khadim Hussain

DESPITE Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s assurances to President Hamid Karzai on the subject during his recent visit to Kabul, much mystery still surrounds the release of...

Power: Hard, Soft And Smart – Ikram Sehgal

Power is nothing more than the ability to get others to do what you want. For doing that you require tools of coercion or payment, or ‘hard power’, and tools of...

Afghan Drug Explosion – Brain Cloughley

The worst prime minister Britain has suffered in ages was Tony Blair who is now executive-jetting around the world to pocket vast sums by fixing deals for some pretty...

Drone Summit – Marjorie Cohn

Nearly 400 people from many countries came together at the conference, ‘Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance’ in Washington DC to gather...

What if the right was right – M Saeed Khalid

As election results started trickling on the evening of May 11, a shift to the right was discernible. By next morning, the centre-left parties had suffered a massive...

Out of the closet

WHY are we so horror-struck at the latest rants of the Jamaat-i-Islami emir? Munawar Hasan has only articulated more openly what his party stood for all along. His...

The ideology ferment

The Jamaat-e-Islami’s Munawar Hassan’s comments on who is a martyr and who is not may not be as innocuous as they seem. This issue has started, within this hapless...

Battle of narratives

When Syed Munawar Hasan, the Jamaat-e-Islami ameer, declared one of Pakistan’s most wanted terrorist kingpin a martyr and raised doubts about the sacrifices of our...

Countering the terror threat

Consider the theatrics of the absurd by some political clerics at the killing of the terrorist responsible for slaughtering thousands of innocent Pakistanis. It is sad...

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