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Sikander Ahmed Shah

ICJ’s limited jurisdiction

Pakistan is well within its rights to try and sentence Jadhav under its domestic laws for espionage. Updated May 13, 2017 08:19am

Sealing borders

A democratic state must always balance most carefully its needs for security with its need for liberty. Updated Mar 14, 2017 09:51am

Democratic bans

We share the US’ chequered history of treating refugees and immigrants unfairly. Published Feb 17, 2017 01:33am

To ban or not to ban?

The domestic framework to censure groups promoting terrorism is more punitive as compared to the UN regime. Published Jan 09, 2017 01:10am

Headless chicken

The absence of a foreign minister suggests ad hocism. Published Dec 25, 2016 02:50am

Spies underwater

India’s submarine intrusion violated our sovereignty under UNCLOS. Published Nov 27, 2016 03:58am

Deporting Sharbat Gula

Pakistan must have a more long-term and inclusive strategy to deal with Afghan refugees. Published Nov 14, 2016 01:34am

Treaty in trouble

If India breaches or abrogates the Indus Waters Treaty, it would be a violation of international law. Updated Oct 03, 2016 10:18am

On dispute resolution

Even the US feels the pressure of censure from the international community when it resists international courts. Updated Sep 19, 2016 05:15pm

Caught in the crossfire

Both Pakistan and Bangladesh need to protect vulnerable Bengali expatriates. Published Aug 29, 2016 02:26am

Settlements in IHK

Many fear that new demographics might signify apartheid. Published Aug 14, 2016 03:18am

Global battlefield

The law of war is being directly challenged. Published Jul 03, 2016 01:50am

Mapping Kashmir

The draft bill is another attempt by India to absorb J&K. Updated May 26, 2016 09:50am

Right to water

Access to water is a positive, not negative, liberty. Published May 02, 2016 02:04am

Another solution?

A diplomatic settlement of the Kashmir issue is needed. Published Apr 07, 2016 01:46am

Refugee crisis

Pakistan must fulfil its obligations to displaced Afghans. Published Mar 06, 2016 06:35am

CPEC challenge

There is not much focus on the international angle of CPEC. Published Feb 22, 2016 01:23am

Pathankot affair

We must separate terrorism from a freedom struggle. Published Jan 26, 2016 01:56am

Guantanamo debate

The Guantanamo prison system violates international law. Published Jan 04, 2016 01:45am

Coalition at a price

We can’t afford to get drawn into unnecessary international wars. Updated Dec 23, 2015 09:34am