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.

Reconciling ambitions

JUST over a year ago, the US and China appeared to embrace a genuinely strategic relationship, such was the level of...

Self-appointed messiahs

THERE is no denying that the current government has been a deep disappointment, even to its devoted supporters, not...

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 ...

Exposure and duplicity

FOR Pakistan`s suffering citizens, for decades denied their fundamental human rights and deprived of most worldly...

New challenges for Pakistan

WE appear to be witnessing a period of unusual activity all around, with major powers engaged in diplomatic...

Obama and his generals

WHILE in the US this summer, I heard enough whispers circulating in Washington of deep factionalism and differences...

Worrying US trends

THE speed and scale of American assistance to Pakistan has been most impressive. Though much of it can be ascribed ...

IPI project and the US

RECENT press reports have claimed that Pakistan plans to mobilise domestic funding for the multi-billion dollar...

Washington observations

WHILE Washington continues to sizzle, people here are deeply worried about an economy that shows no sign of ...

Washington reflections

JULY is traditionally a month when things slow down in the US capital, with key figures in the administration as ...

Resumption of dialogue

IT is not often that we see the foreign secretaries of Pakistan and India appear at a joint press conference and...

The US-India dialogue

IT has become quite the fashion these days to characterise even the semblance of good relations as `strategic ties`....

Obama`s security strategy

BASKING in the warm glow of its victory in the Cold War, the 21st century promised continued US global dominance....

The fragility of ties

Mixing judiciously both praise for Pakistan`s efforts and admonition for its shortcomings, Obama demonstrated an...

Saarc and dialogue

THE leaders of the South Asian countries have just gone through another pleasant but sterile Saarc summit meeting in...

Obama`s new confidence

The president`s current strategy is focused on strengthening the anti-nuclear proliferation regime. —Photo by AFP A...

The dialogue and after

NOW that the media`s glare has shifted elsewhere, it is time to analyse the results of the just-concluded ...

Prospects for Pak-US ties

The challenge for Pakistan will be to ensure that in its calculus of interests, the US remains committed to...