Stories for: Munir Akram

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...

No policy clarity

AT present, the pervasive characteristic of Pakistan’s security policies — regarding the TTP, Afghanistan and...

Chicken à la Kiev

THE most renowned culinary offering named for Ukraine’s fair capital is probably not being consumed extensively in...

Playing Russian roulette

EUROPE and the United States have successfully encouraged a revolt against Viktor Yanukovych, the inept and corrupt,...

Mainstreaming Modi

IN February 2002, 2,000 Muslim men, women and children were killed by Hindu mobs in India’s Gujrat state. A ...

It’s mostly about N-Pakistan

IN a New York Times report of Jan 27, US officials have admitted what some Pakistanis have long asserted: that the...

Revolt and renaissance

MUCH of the Muslim world — from the Maghreb to the Indonesian archipelago — is in the throes of violent change....

Challenges: known and unknown

DURING the six months of the current government, there have been few changes on major national issues. Given the...

The tripolar order

WHILE all politics is local, specific issues and events are also affected by the push and pull of global power...

Iran deal: regional view

THE ‘interim’ agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme reached in Geneva two weeks ago was a seminal event in...

Pakistan’s poverty dozen

AT independence in 1947, Pakistan was a poor country. But it was richer than China, India and many other currently...

Terms of engagement

WHEN a US drone killed Taliban leader Hakeemullah Mehsud, Pakistan’s interior minister proclaimed it had killed ...

Drone dilemma

KILLER drones pose a moral and policy dilemma for the US and Pakistan. The US has found drones an easy and low-cost...

Security is imperative

WHEN Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif assumed his third term in office, he proposed unconditional talks to India; sought ...

The Rouhani opportunity

THE election of Iran’s ‘moderate’ President Hassan Rouhani was a pleasant surprise for the West. His ‘charm...

Security Council again

US PRESIDENT Obama’s threat to launch punitive air strikes against Syria unilaterally, without even a token...

Blundering into Syria

THE US, together with a ‘coalition of the willing’, appears on the verge of launching air strikes against the...

Afghan scenarios

AFTER receiving an invitation personally delivered in Kabul by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s special envoy,...

Same old merry-go-round

THE Pakistan-India dialogue will reportedly resume in the near future following a hiatus imposed by India....

The energy challenge

OVERCOMING Pakistan’s energy crisis has been proclaimed as the highest priority by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s...

Opinion

A state of anarchy

Rape and restitution

Bard for our times

Bridging the abyss

Editorial

Militant groups in Punjab

Railways: debatable priorities

Surge in Karachi violence

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