Trump’s odd views on the conduct of US foreign policy are a major cause of apprehension.
There is no clarity on how the forces of different Muslim countries, with divergent interests, can work together.
Moscow’s initiative to build a regional alliance against IS points to a changing geo-political landscape.
It is quite apparent that the former president is still not out of the woods.
The collective failure of our state institutions has allowed impunity to the militants.
This time Nawaz Sharif appears much more confident about taming the military.
It is part of the Indian prime minister’s policy to discredit Islamabad and isolate it internationally.
An increasing role in internal security has led to greater involvement of the military in political matters.
There has not been any controversy surrounding Gen Sharif — rare for an outgoing army chief
Islamic State’s apparent involvement in the latest attacks shows it has gained a foothold in the region.
Gen Raheel Sharif’s retirement is not likely to affect the military’s counter terrorism efforts.
The PTI’s strategy may have worked for now but its battle is far from over.
It is highly unlikely that the other opposition parties will come to Nawaz Sharif’s rescue this time.
The PPP cannot hope to capture the imagination of the youth with the politics of the shrine.
Is it just a political gamble, or is there something else in the PTI chief’s calculus?
Perhaps we have deliberately ignored the message behind the Indian belligerence.
Even a minor violation of the Indus Waters Treaty could push the two countries towards conflict.
Brahamdagh’s decision to seek refuge in India has closed all doors for a political solution.
In this battle of glibness, democracy suffers as everyone’s patriotism is called into question.
Altaf Hussain may have been wounded but he has certainly survived any detonating of the ‘suicide vest’.