Najmuddin A. Shaikh

The politics of AUKUS

The politics of AUKUS

The Chinese reaction has been to view this as another step by the US towards military confrontation in the South China Sea. Updated 01 Oct, 2021 08:51am
New realities and challenges

New realities and challenges

Will the Afghan Taliban entrust to the UN the responsibility of receiving and disbursing all aid? Updated 23 Sep, 2021 08:50am
The new Afghanistan

The new Afghanistan

The UN representative in Afghanistan has made the most sensible suggestion about what needs to be done. Updated 09 Sep, 2021 10:09am
Afghanistan: what next?

Afghanistan: what next?

The media should have made every effort to secure access to OBL’s meticulous records. Updated 29 Aug, 2021 08:23am
After the ceasefire

After the ceasefire

Israel’s right to defend itself has always been part of the US message. Published 23 May, 2021 06:49am
The challenges ahead

The challenges ahead

Pakistan must complete the fencing of its border with Afghanistan and insulate itself to the extent possible. Updated 23 Apr, 2021 09:08am
Proposed Iran-China deal

Proposed Iran-China deal

At the moment, there is little chance of China defying a sanctions regime for illusionary benefits. Updated 19 Jul, 2020 09:27am
Afghanistan: What lies ahead?

Afghanistan: What lies ahead?

Despite an improved scenario, will an intra-Afghan dialogue commence with a ceasefire and be concluded within 100 days? Updated 16 Mar, 2020 07:49am
Analysing the pact

Analysing the pact

The split in Kabul permits for no united front. Updated 09 Mar, 2020 08:09am
Our Afghan policy

Our Afghan policy

Pakistan must prepare for the uncertainty that will follow US troop withdrawal. Published 30 Jan, 2020 06:53am
Trump’s Middle East plan

Trump’s Middle East plan

What will be the costs as America continues to tighten the noose around Iran’s neck? Updated 27 Apr, 2019 07:07am
Pak-India stand-off

Pak-India stand-off

We can retaliate in kind but keep it confined to a verbal battle. Updated 09 Apr, 2019 11:11am
Pulwama: verify the facts

Pulwama: verify the facts

Both Pakistan and India know that a reasoned approach is needed for economic development and stability in the region. Updated 07 Mar, 2019 10:29am
Whither reconciliation?

Whither reconciliation?

If there is no Afghan reconciliation, the greatest impact will be felt by Pakistan. Published 07 Feb, 2019 06:42am
Ties with US and Afghanistan

Ties with US and Afghanistan

Independent of what the Americans want, do we derive any advantage from hosting the Afghan Taliban ... Published 06 Aug, 2018 06:58am

One of a kind

For Sahibzada, diplomacy was the first line of defence. Published 31 Jan, 2016 06:48am

Ominous clouds

WHILE the world remains preoccupied with Syria, I want to devote this column, which appears on the 12th anniversary... Published 11 Sep, 2013 07:02am