Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

Security circus

There has never been a public debate on the bomb. Published May 20, 2016 05:15am

Marx lives

Marxist thought and practice has continued to evolve. Published May 06, 2016 01:47am

Steady retreat

Thoughtful people are acceding to draconian acts. Published Apr 22, 2016 02:18am

Badly kept secrets

Commentary about Balochistan has almost dried up. Published Apr 08, 2016 02:16am

The right’s future

There is desperation in the religious right’s call to arms. Published Mar 25, 2016 02:44am

What lies beneath

We accept all the twists and turns which play out like a bad movie. Published Mar 11, 2016 01:13am

Of the same ilk

The colonial legacy still dominates state thinking in India and Pakistan. Published Feb 26, 2016 01:08am

Union busting

PML-N’s disdain for basic rights shows in its tactics against unions. Published Feb 12, 2016 01:05am

What revolution?

We focus only on the shiny, liberating elements at our peril. Published Jan 29, 2016 03:26am

Ideology is dead?

Foreign investment is touted as the panacea for all our woes. Published Jan 15, 2016 01:01am

New Year resolution

So far, all our resolutions have focused on defeating terrorism. Published Jan 01, 2016 01:21am

The pink tide

A genuine alternative to capitalism is needed. Published Dec 18, 2015 01:26am

A rigged system

Manipulating the poll process appears to be the rule. Published Dec 04, 2015 01:08am

Who runs Pakistan?

Many actors are part of our political economy story. Updated Nov 20, 2015 10:59am

The Turkish model

We are more familiar with home-grown Ataturks than we think. Published Nov 06, 2015 01:28am

Always on the move

Labour flows towards capital-rich heartlands. Published Oct 23, 2015 01:02am

The real opposition

There’s little to distinguish the PTI from the PML-N. Published Oct 09, 2015 01:39am

Spirit of sacrifice

We like to show off just how pious we are. Published Sep 25, 2015 02:09am

History repeated

‘Terrorism’ in Pakistan is far from a straightforward matter. Published Sep 11, 2015 01:41am

Our Afghan problem

The state has always treated ethnic Pakhtuns with suspicion. Published Aug 28, 2015 12:57pm