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Zahid Hussain

Reclaiming the original ideology

Liberal democracy was the core ideology of Pakistan’s founding, as articulated by the Quaid himself. Updated Nov 25, 2015 11:17am

The new ‘war on terror’

The militant Islamic State group has much greater appeal for radical Muslims than other such outfits. Updated Nov 18, 2015 08:08am

Another Sharif in Washington

The general may find America’s wish list trickier on his second visit to the country as army chief. Updated Nov 11, 2015 10:49am

A narrow security paradigm

Neither the government nor the military is willing to accept the modern concept of national security. Published Oct 28, 2015 02:33am

The PTI’s newest mantra

Calling for foreign intervention in our domestic affairs has become a part of our political culture. Updated Oct 21, 2015 08:17am

Confronting the demon

Acceptance of killings in the name of Islam even by educated sections of society is most alarming. Updated Oct 14, 2015 08:24am

Pakistan’s Afghan predicament

Our dilemma has worsened with the breakdown of relations with Kabul after a brief period of bonhomie. Published Oct 07, 2015 01:48am

Reforming the United Nations

The structure of the UN Security Council does not reflect the diversity of the present member-states. Published Sep 30, 2015 02:24am

The new political (dis)order

The military’s deepening involvement in state affairs and public expectations could lead to a slippery path. Published Sep 23, 2015 02:15am

Taking the battle to the source

The apex committee at the centre has finally decided to broaden the fight against violent extremism. Updated Sep 16, 2015 07:58am

A wrong war

The real story of the 1965 war has largely been missing in the media discourse. Published Sep 09, 2015 01:27am

Will Zardari’s gambit work?

The PPP co-chairman’s fury seems to be part of a strategy to force the Sharif government to choose sides. Updated Sep 02, 2015 09:47pm

The plot thickens

Is it back to a collision course between the two Sharifs — the prime minister and the general? Updated Aug 19, 2015 09:32am

Death by stealth

Any action by the security forces without due judicial process fuels anarchy. Published Aug 12, 2015 01:13am

The death of a hermit

Being out of the field turned Mullah Omar into a symbolic figure who kept the Taliban organisation united. Published Aug 05, 2015 01:02am

The judgement and after

The PTI can recover if Khan manages to extricate himself from the groove of a single-track approach. Published Jul 29, 2015 01:21am

A paradigm shift

An important part of Mullah Omar’s message is his appeal to maintain unity among Taliban ranks. Published Jul 22, 2015 02:34am

The looming IS threat

While the number of IS-affiliated fighters is small, divisions among the Afghan Taliban can swell their ranks. Published Jul 15, 2015 01:54am