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Whither Security?

After the DI Khan disaster, the loss of police officers in Quetta, the targeted killings in Balochistan and the attack on the ISI’s Sukkur centre, is the government waiting for some even greater national catastrophe before it finally…

With Such A Life The Gods Would Be Pleased

Novelist, playwright and, above all, essayist – in his essays he was at his pungent and exhilarating best. In a previous age he would have been called a man of letters, which Gore Vidal, just dead after a full and eventful life,…

Seeing Beyond Perceptions

Over 50 parliamentarians, bureaucrats, advocates, technocrats, media men, prominent members of the civil society and politicians assembled at the National Defence University to conceptualise the contours of Comprehensive National Security.…

Our Troubled Relations With USA

The statements made by Defence Secretary Leon Panetta and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the National Defence University, in Washington, clearly bring out the nature of relations between America and Pakistan. That there have been…

Factors Affecting National Security

Pakistan’s constitution has been disfigured over the years to perpetuate the rule of autocrats, both civil and military. Articles 8 to 28 containing “Fundamental Rights” of the citizen pertain to laws being consistent with or not derogatory…