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Sikander Ahmed Shah

Diplomatic licence to kill

Diplomatic licence to kill

Public sentiment reflects the view that US officials stationed in Pakistan have little respect for domestic laws. Published Apr 16, 2018 07:26am
Pak-Iran confidence building

Pak-Iran confidence building

Historically, relations between Pakistan and Iran have at best remained lukewarm. Published Mar 05, 2018 07:13am
Revisiting isolationism

Revisiting isolationism

Recent steps taken by the US seem to signal an end to its ‘persona’ as an advocate of international law. Published Feb 06, 2018 07:19am
One Belt, One Road

One Belt, One Road

Mattis is tone-deaf to regional realities. Published Oct 29, 2017 06:03am
Winds of change?

Winds of change?

Pakistan must proactively reach out to Iran. Updated Sep 14, 2017 10:02am
Kashmiri celebrations

Kashmiri celebrations

Terrorism is an elusive concept under international law. Published Jun 26, 2017 03:38am
Border politics

Border politics

Any cross-border attack by Iran into Pakistan would be a violation of international law. Published May 30, 2017 06:54am
ICJ’s limited jurisdiction

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

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

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?

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

Headless chicken

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

Spies underwater

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

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

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

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

Caught in the crossfire

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

Settlements in IHK

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

Global battlefield

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