More than two decades on, Imran is where Nawaz was. Nawaz is where nobody was. The boys are where they’ve always been.
In the end, the new playbook prevailed — decapitation was rejected, but the walking dead were left behind.
Rage can be a useful thing and the Sharifs are finding out just how dangerous it can be.
The idea that we can win over the world, or some parts of the world, by dredging up external interference is pabulum.
Raheel and Nawaz have different approaches. But the approaches are rooted in the same equation — how much, how far, how
Brussels is important because it confirms what Paris had revealed: a fourth wave of jihad.
The break from the past had begun — and with it the value of getting Musharraf diminished.
Tens of thousands of jihadis and a handful of nukes versus a diminishing crop of militants but a burgeoning set of nukes
Let’s not kid ourselves. Pakistan isn’t liberal. Pakistan isn’t about to become liberal.
The Pakistan Army has never, ever so relentlessly hunted an enemy that wasn’t India and is Islamist.
The surest thing we’ve learned about Nawaz is that a confident Nawaz makes for a snippy Nawaz.
Let’s assume it wasn’t PIA. It was a bunch of striking public-sector teachers or railways employees or the teeming
The PPP’s response to the PIA debacle has been predictable — and you know the fire and brimstone is linked to the ...
Kayani's extension defined him – but it also constrained him. Raheel has to know that.
Who in this world really believes that Afghanistan will ever be stable? Now or possibly ever?
What happens later, happens later; for now, all that matters is that we didn’t have to seem defiant.
After all, every good citizen loves a good jihadi. New friends could be regaled with wondrous stories in the corner
Stable economy, internal security — Pakistan was looking good again. And suddenly Nawaz was everywhere again.
In the ugly parlance of dialogue, the low-hanging fruit can’t be plucked by wattage and theatre alone.
There’s something odd about the smartest militants — they are horrifically violent. It’s where their cleverness comes