Dawn News

Munir Akram

Fumbling with friends

The erosion of Pakistan’s relations with Saudi Arabia will weaken, not enhance, our leverage with Iran. Updated May 10, 2015 11:31am

The cup and the lip

There is no reason why we should not realise the ambitious vision outlined during President Xi’s visit. Published Apr 26, 2015 01:01am

After Iran, Pakistan?

The world should be made to understand why Pakistan remains ‘obsessed’ with India. Published Apr 12, 2015 01:42am

Afghanistan: is hope real?

Recent positive developments do not mean the Great Game involving Afghanistan is over. Published Mar 29, 2015 06:45am

Implications of Iran’s N-deal

The peaceful resolution of the Iranian nuclear issue would be a major achievement for President Obama. Published Mar 15, 2015 01:19am

Modi’s improbable ambitions

The Indian prime minister will be unable to pummel Pakistan into accepting its regional domination. Updated Mar 01, 2015 08:58am

The wolf and the fox

Thanks to the US ‘strategic umbrella’, India has adopted a more robust posture towards China. Published Feb 01, 2015 12:27am

Causes of Islamist militancy

The basic rationale for radicalism has been provided by the suppression of Muslims. Updated Jan 18, 2015 10:45am

War in the shadows

Pakistan will have to defeat India’s secret war against Pakistan if it is to defeat the TTP. Published Jan 04, 2015 01:22am

Counterterrorism consensus

Today, there is an opportunity to build a genuine global consensus to eliminate terrorism. Published Dec 21, 2014 06:44am

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