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Munir Akram

Kashmir: why talk to India?

Talks with India at this point will not resolve the dispute and could demoralise the Kashmiris. Updated Aug 21, 2016 11:52am

Is Pakistan isolated?

Our diplomacy has displayed several missteps which illustrate an absence of strategic direction. Published Aug 07, 2016 01:44am

The Thucydides trap

American military moves to contain China have become more robust and overt in recent months. Published Jul 24, 2016 05:19am

The end of Europe?

Brexit has happened at a sensitive moment for European security. Published Jul 10, 2016 02:08am

The new Great Game

America is and will remain a major player in the new Asian Great Game. Updated Jun 12, 2016 02:38pm

Way of the knife

The purpose of the US strike may have been to create fresh divisions within the Afghan Taliban. Published May 29, 2016 01:29am

America’s whipping boy

The design seems to be to have Pakistan fight the US and Kabul’s fight against the Haqqanis. Updated May 15, 2016 07:09am

Power and corruption

The focus on corruption of Third World leaders masks the unscrupulous behaviour of major capitalist states. Published May 01, 2016 07:01am

The Indo-US alliance

The US alliance with India has negative implications for Pakistan’s security. Updated Apr 20, 2016 09:10am

Hope over experience

It appears that everyone wants a negotiated peace in Afghanistan, except the Afghans themselves. Published Mar 20, 2016 07:41am

Angry America

If either Trump or Cruz is elected much of the right-wing anger may be reflected in US policies. Published Mar 06, 2016 06:35am

World disorder

Today, the Muslim world needs its own version of a Westphalian peace. Published Feb 07, 2016 06:49am

Engaging India

Under the circumstances, it may be best to delay the dialogue until the dust has settled over Pathankot. Updated Jan 10, 2016 11:28am

Defeating IS

An aerial campaign will not be sufficient to defeat the militant Islamic State group in the absence of land forces. Published Dec 27, 2015 06:16am

Process is substance

For all intents and purposes, Pakistan has accepted India’s ‘role’ in Afghanistan. Published Dec 13, 2015 02:55am