Munir Akram

Ups and downs of oil prices

Most policymakers are wondering for how long this period of cheaper oil will last. Published Dec 07, 2014 07:09am

The external dimension

Many of Pakistan’s security challenges are linked to the situation beyond its borders. Published Nov 09, 2014 07:15am

Gambling against Armageddon

The operation of mutual deterrence between India and Pakistan is being eroded. Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

New Afghan opportunity

Conditions may now exist for a rapprochement between Islamabad and Kabul. Published Oct 12, 2014 01:33am

India’s Great Power game

The most proximate impediment to India’s quest for Great Power status remains Pakistan. Published Sep 28, 2014 02:02am

Fighting the Islamic State

It is not wholly evident why IS has emerged as America’s top military target. Published Sep 14, 2014 05:54am

Enemy at the gate

Hopefully, realisation has dawned that peace is not about to break out with India. Published Aug 31, 2014 02:11am

Pakistan’s Moscow option

There are many areas where mutually beneficial cooperation can be promoted between Islamabad and Moscow. Published Aug 17, 2014 02:05am

Three queens

The modern ‘game’ of world politics is complex and multi-dimensional. Published Jul 20, 2014 01:18am

Pakistan’s ‘war on terrorism’

The North Waziristan operation is unlikely to be fully successful since it lacked the vital element of surprise. Published Jul 06, 2014 01:10am

The gates of hell

The neutralisation of ISIS will have to be achieved by a combination of political and military means. Published Jun 22, 2014 01:05am

Don’t do stupid stuff

What has Obama’s cautious foreign and security policy achieved? Published Jun 08, 2014 01:04am

Engaging Modi

THE invitation to Nawaz Sharif and other Saarc leaders from Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi to attend his... Published May 25, 2014 07:45am

Dangers of nuclear discrimination

A NUCLEAR South Asia became a more dangerous place when the Bush administration ‘de-hyphenated’ policy towards... Updated May 12, 2014 12:45pm

Democracy’s darker dividends

DEMOCRACY is a process for governance by popular consent and the peaceful transfer of power. Periodic elections are... Published Apr 27, 2014 06:27am

The Asian challenge

ALTHOUGH the world attention is focused today on a new ‘Cold War’ in Europe, it is in Asia that the prospects of... Published Apr 13, 2014 08:51am

No policy clarity

AT present, the pervasive characteristic of Pakistan’s security policies — regarding the TTP, Afghanistan and... Updated Mar 31, 2014 12:47pm

Chicken à la Kiev

THE most renowned culinary offering named for Ukraine’s fair capital is probably not being consumed extensively in... Published Mar 16, 2014 07:40am