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Zahid Hussain

Return of the warlord

Hekmatyar’s re-emergence is likely to intensify the power struggle in Afghanistan. Updated Feb 08, 2017 07:37am

Is Pakistan getting ‘Trumped’?

The half-hearted action against the JuD and confinement of its leaders may not satisfy the global community. Updated Feb 01, 2017 10:51am

Media, judge and jury

The fire of bigotry can destroy the entire social fabric. Updated Jan 28, 2017 09:36am

Maverick in the White House

Trump’s odd views on the conduct of US foreign policy are a major cause of apprehension. Published Jan 18, 2017 12:59pm

The Saudi temptation

There is no clarity on how the forces of different Muslim countries, with divergent interests, can work together. Updated Jan 11, 2017 11:22am

Russia getting into Afghan act

Moscow’s initiative to build a regional alliance against IS points to a changing geo-political landscape. Updated Jan 04, 2017 09:35am

Zardari’s new gimmick

It is quite apparent that the former president is still not out of the woods. Updated Dec 28, 2016 10:24am

The Chaudhry Nisar factor

The collective failure of our state institutions has allowed impunity to the militants. Updated Jan 11, 2017 07:49am

Back in the saddle?

This time Nawaz Sharif appears much more confident about taming the military. Updated Dec 14, 2016 09:31am

Acrimony at the heart of Asia

It is part of the Indian prime minister’s policy to discredit Islamabad and isolate it internationally. Updated Dec 07, 2016 01:18pm

Of civil and military relations

An increasing role in internal security has led to greater involvement of the military in political matters. Updated Nov 30, 2016 10:30am

The general’s legacy

There has not been any controversy surrounding Gen Sharif — rare for an outgoing army chief Updated Jan 14, 2017 08:10am

Reaping the whirlwind

Islamic State’s apparent involvement in the latest attacks shows it has gained a foothold in the region. Published Nov 16, 2016 02:07am

Change of army guard

Gen Raheel Sharif’s retirement is not likely to affect the military’s counter terrorism efforts. Published Nov 09, 2016 01:04am

Back from the brink?

The PTI’s strategy may have worked for now but its battle is far from over. Published Nov 02, 2016 01:59am

Sharif under siege

It is highly unlikely that the other opposition parties will come to Nawaz Sharif’s rescue this time. Published Oct 26, 2016 02:00am

Can Bilawal revive the party?

The PPP cannot hope to capture the imagination of the youth with the politics of the shrine. Published Oct 19, 2016 12:56pm

Imran Khan’s second assault

Is it just a political gamble, or is there something else in the PTI chief’s calculus? Updated Oct 12, 2016 09:22am