Tariq Fatemi

Eight gunned down by rivals

MUZAFFARABAD, July 11: Eight people, closely related to each other, were gunned down by their rivals in the southernmost Bhimber district of Azad Kashmir on Wednesday, in what was described as the worst incident of violence in the region in many years. Published Jul 12, 2012 03:24am

Reconciling ambitions

JUST over a year ago, the US and China appeared to embrace a genuinely strategic relationship, such was the level of... Published Jan 26, 2011 07:16pm

Self-appointed messiahs

THERE is no denying that the current government has been a deep disappointment, even to its devoted supporters, not... Published Jan 12, 2011 08:39pm

In pursuit of failure

NINE years of occupation, over 2,000 lives lost and billions of dollars wasted, yet the US is still in the process ... Published Dec 29, 2010 07:26pm

Exposure and duplicity

FOR Pakistan`s suffering citizens, for decades denied their fundamental human rights and deprived of most worldly... Published Dec 15, 2010 07:51pm

New challenges for Pakistan

WE appear to be witnessing a period of unusual activity all around, with major powers engaged in diplomatic... Published Dec 01, 2010 08:17pm

Obama and his generals

WHILE in the US this summer, I heard enough whispers circulating in Washington of deep factionalism and differences... Published Oct 06, 2010 07:00pm

Worrying US trends

THE speed and scale of American assistance to Pakistan has been most impressive. Though much of it can be ascribed ... Published Aug 26, 2010 12:00am

IPI project and the US

RECENT press reports have claimed that Pakistan plans to mobilise domestic funding for the multi-billion dollar... Published Aug 12, 2010 12:00am

Washington observations

WHILE Washington continues to sizzle, people here are deeply worried about an economy that shows no sign of ... Published Jul 29, 2010 12:00am

Washington reflections

JULY is traditionally a month when things slow down in the US capital, with key figures in the administration as ... Published Jul 15, 2010 12:00am

Resumption of dialogue

IT is not often that we see the foreign secretaries of Pakistan and India appear at a joint press conference and... Published Jul 01, 2010 12:00am

The US-India dialogue

IT has become quite the fashion these days to characterise even the semblance of good relations as `strategic ties`.... Published Jun 17, 2010 12:00am

Obama`s security strategy

BASKING in the warm glow of its victory in the Cold War, the 21st century promised continued US global dominance.... Published Jun 03, 2010 12:00am

The fragility of ties

Mixing judiciously both praise for Pakistan`s efforts and admonition for its shortcomings, Obama demonstrated an... Published May 20, 2010 12:00am

Saarc and dialogue

THE leaders of the South Asian countries have just gone through another pleasant but sterile Saarc summit meeting in... Published May 06, 2010 12:00am

Obama`s new confidence

The president`s current strategy is focused on strengthening the anti-nuclear proliferation regime. —Photo by AFP A... Published Apr 22, 2010 12:00am

The dialogue and after

NOW that the media`s glare has shifted elsewhere, it is time to analyse the results of the just-concluded ... Published Apr 08, 2010 12:00am

Prospects for Pak-US ties

The challenge for Pakistan will be to ensure that in its calculus of interests, the US remains committed to... Published Mar 25, 2010 12:00am