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Munir Akram

Iran: ascendant power

Tehran’s determination is matched by its deft diplomacy. Published Jan 22, 2017 06:55am

Twitter Trump

If Trump’s tweeted prescriptions are translated into policy, it could yield a diversity of disasters. Published Jan 08, 2017 12:59pm

The tame tiger

Pakistan’s elites have embraced selfish goals nationally and a subservient posture internationally. Published Dec 25, 2016 02:50am

Gluttons for punishment

In Amritsar, Pakistan would have been well within its rights to interrupt the speeches by Modi and Ghani. Updated Dec 11, 2016 12:12pm

A united national front

Pakistan’s response should take account of India’s comprehensive strategy against it. Published Nov 27, 2016 03:58am

Trump’s America

It is obvious that Trump’s external policies will be subservient to his domestic agenda. Published Nov 13, 2016 03:00am

The Washington consensus

The hostile perception of Pakistan has been magnified by an Indian propaganda campaign. Published Oct 30, 2016 01:24am

India’s sound and fury

Pakistan’s policymakers must restore focus on the real challenge posed by India’s hostility. Updated Oct 16, 2016 08:10am

Modi’s war

There’s a real danger that Modi may be tempted to take further reckless action. Published Oct 02, 2016 01:35am

Opportunity and challenge

Given the emerging strategic alignments, CPEC may have already become the target of an economic ‘war’. Updated Sep 04, 2016 04:32am

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 Oct 06, 2016 09:00am

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