There’s Nawaz, as epitomised by Ufa. There’s the FO, with its four points at the UNGA. And then there’s the boys
It’s easy to forget that we’ve seen all of this before.
Credible minimum deterrence was simple, elegant — and enough. But then, the boys decided it was not enough.
The two basic Indian goals — turning India into an economic powerhouse and securing India — are intertwined. Doing the
We don’t have to rely on uninformed opinion, because there is a uniformed one available.
There’s no point in talking about Kashmir. Not now. But there is a way to do it.
Politicians are funny folk. They tend to chafe when others encroach.
Curiously, none of the judges thought to examine how a constitutional amendment is passed.
Why is a serious and sustained Afghan Taliban presence in Afghanistan in Pakistan’s interest?
Election officials are not the ISI. There’s little that can be kept secret at the constituency level.
Modi didn’t want to talk, Modi is a hawk, Modi turned up the heat, Modi is to blame. All true enough on the Pak-India
Nobody thought May 2013 was free and fair. It was, though, credible and acceptable. But credible and acceptable can be
Why are the MQM and PPP so impervious to disaster?
A sharper, better counselled, more alert Zardari would have done the speech differently.
Combined, the Pakistani and Indian responses make for some fireworks and a great deal of noise. But it does little to
Both the government and the IMF are just kidding around. Each side knows one incontrovertible truth about the other.
The basic truth is that both civilian and military dispensations like to centralise power — it’s just that their
Axact became Axact because exactly everyone in the state structure who was supposed to do their job, didn’t do their job
You can imagine Nawaz going off script, but you can’t imagine Nawaz rewriting the entire script.
Is it a con or is it real? It is both: a performance designed to keep the opponent off balance and the voter preoccupied