Sikander Ahmed Shah

Between two fires

There are serious questions regarding India’s naval incursion. Published Mar 10, 2019 06:54am

The battle of narratives

Even while suppressing Kashmiris, India has projected their struggle as an ‘extremist’ phenomenon. Published Feb 23, 2019 07:14am

Diplomatic killings

Unlike diplomatic agents like ambassadors, consular agents are not entitled to absolute immunity. Published Nov 09, 2018 07:10am

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

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

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

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

Winds of change?

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

Kashmiri celebrations

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

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

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