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‘Justice’ In Dhaka – Taj M Khattak

When Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajid invited President Nelson Mandela to visit Bangladesh in 1997 for the 25th anniversary of the country’s independence, it appeared to be a signal of a new direction towards reconciliatory politics away…

Only Visits won’t Do – Ayaz Wazir

The chief of army staff (COAS) made brief stopovers at Wana, Miramshan in south and north Waziristan soon after taking charge – a clear message to all that he attaches great importance to the two Waziristans. We have to wait and see till he…

Obama’s Era – William Pfaff

Action begets reaction in foreign policy as in physics, and action unconsidered for its possible consequences has been responsible for many results for which statesmen are eventually sorry, as are multitudes (as it may be) who pay the…

Simply Khan – M Saeed Khalid

The skipper is miffed because no one wants to play. The gauntlet thrown on Peshawar’s Ring Road fell by the wayside. Neither Islamabad nor Washington cared to pick it up. Both were irritated but chose not to overreact. Some days passed…

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 something deeper: about the nature of war itself. In a classical sense, war means…