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Khalid Aziz

Flogging a dead horse

Flogging a dead horse

The Durand Line issue continues to bedevil relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Published May 17, 2016 12:40pm
Customs duty controversy

Customs duty controversy

By failing to police tax evasion, the government encourages a grey economy, which corrupts the writ of the state. Published Apr 11, 2016 06:37am
Return of TDPs

Return of TDPs

The plight of the TDPs goes beyond their displacement. Published Mar 19, 2016 06:41am
The approaching offensive

The approaching offensive

The lack of preparation to respond to the Taliban’s next spring offensive is surprising. Published Dec 29, 2015 06:37am
Afghanistan: moving forward

Afghanistan: moving forward

It is essential for Pakistan and Afghanistan to resolve their differences before resuming talks with the Taliban. Updated Nov 09, 2015 08:34am

A framework for peace

ONE may inquire how essential regional security in South Asia is for bringing peace to Afghanistan after 2014, when foreign troops withdraw. Published Mar 29, 2012 11:40pm

A relationship in tatters

THE much-hyped report of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) called for an unconditional apology from the US over the Salala border post attack by Nato forces in the Mohmand Agency in November Published Mar 22, 2012 08:34pm

Conflict & Fata institutions

THE results of a perception survey carried out with 4,000 respondents in Fata, enumerated in Understanding Fata Volume 5, are illuminating on a number of counts. Published Mar 15, 2012 09:33pm

Changing trends in Fata

THE report Understanding Fata is the outcome of a yearly statistical exercise that documents the perceptions of the region’s people. Published Mar 08, 2012 09:33pm

Insight into the Fata mind

RECENTLY, the Community Appraisal and Motivation Programme (CAMP) issued its annual survey of the perceptions held by the tribesmen of Fata. Published Mar 01, 2012 10:33pm

A question of motive

ONE wonders when the agony of Balochistan — and the rest of Pakistan — will end. This country of ours seems to have attracted the evil eye. Published Feb 23, 2012 09:32pm

Political economy of state failure

IT is becoming apparent that Pakistan is failing not because of the lack of capacity to do things related to the management of the country but largely due to what some scholars of state collapse have identified as ‘wickedness’. Published Feb 16, 2012 11:40pm

The Afghan quagmire

RECENTLY, Peshawar hosted a seminar organised under the auspices of the Centre for Discussions and Solutions, an advocacy organisation created by Qazi Hussain Ahmed of the Jamaat-i-Islami. Published Feb 09, 2012 11:40pm

US-Pakistan divergences

THE US defence secretary, Leon Panetta, has disclosed that Dr Shakil Afridi who ran an anti-polio campaign in Abbottabad succeeded in obtaining DNA samples that led to the discovery of Osama bin Laden and his subsequent death at the hands of US Special Fo Published Feb 02, 2012 10:02pm

Peace talks and Pakistan

SOME years ago, a small passenger aircraft in the US crashed because its pilot and engineer started concentrating on neutralising the trimmer that had not settled, although it was not dangerous. Published Jan 27, 2012 12:10am

Dynamics of the struggle

PAKISTAN is witnessing a test of wills between its civil and military elite. It is a play of many parts and a thriller in its own right. Published Jan 20, 2012 12:05am

The coming change

THE world is on the cusp of far-reaching changes that will have a significant impact on the security situation in this region. Published Jan 12, 2012 08:03pm

Imagining a different future

THE next phase that the wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan are entering is likely to usher in another deadly period of counter-terrorism operations and intense manoeuvring between the US, Russia, China and Iran. Published Jan 05, 2012 07:39pm