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Ashraf Jehangir Qazi

‘Straight as a jalebi’

‘Straight as a jalebi’

A sensible and far-sighted Pakistan policy could significantly assist a time-lined Afghan settlement. Updated Oct 20, 2018 10:09am
The Kashmir challenge

The Kashmir challenge

Armed struggle and resistance against illegal military occupation and repression are not terror. Published Sep 28, 2018 06:07am
Condemned to succeed

Condemned to succeed

The Chinese dream is unfolding. The American dream is fading. What can a Pakistani dream mean? Published Sep 14, 2018 06:24am
Pakistan’s finest years?

Pakistan’s finest years?

Among Imran Khan’s challenges some will be just very tough. Others will be existential. Updated Aug 20, 2018 01:41pm
A class act

A class act

Yes, there have been other great Pakistani diplomats. But Jamsheed was among the very finest. Published Jun 25, 2018 07:05am
Elections and movements

Elections and movements

Democracy is a political state of being whereas the path to it is political movement. Published May 05, 2018 06:30am
Triangular cold war

Triangular cold war

What are the implications of a new cold war for Pakistan? Updated Apr 07, 2018 10:15am
Pakistan’s foreign policy

Pakistan’s foreign policy

The success of the country’s foreign policy is a function of how it utilises its assets. Published Dec 30, 2017 07:00am
Palestine and peace

Palestine and peace

The US and its satellites are ensuring a century of more terrible state and non-state terrorism. Published Dec 18, 2017 06:51am
Twin surrenders

Twin surrenders

Why should India try to destroy Pakistan when the country’s rulers are doing it themselves? Updated Dec 08, 2017 10:07am
Borrowing from Chomsky

Borrowing from Chomsky

The Welfare State must be limited to being a Nanny State to nurture the rich under the guise of a Security State. Published Nov 08, 2017 06:26am
Who is listening?

Who is listening?

No ‘saviour’ will come. Pakistan’s ‘leaders’ must be servants of people’s movements. Published Oct 09, 2017 06:15am
NA-120 and all that

NA-120 and all that

A dereliction of duty by Punjab undermines the whole country. Updated Oct 26, 2017 09:32am
Our Afghanistan policy

Our Afghanistan policy

Alienating Kabul and relying on the Taliban to provide leverage is demonstrably stupid. Updated Sep 09, 2017 11:43am
The ‘Greater Game’

The ‘Greater Game’

The Trump speech reflected three failed Afghan policies: those of Kabul, the US and Pakistan. Updated Aug 26, 2017 11:05am
Birthday reflections

Birthday reflections

'Democratic politics' in Pakistan has become the name of stealing from the people in billions. Updated Aug 15, 2017 07:30am
Winter or spring?

Winter or spring?

The basis for the disqualification of the PM may have been narrow but it was legally sufficient. Published Aug 01, 2017 07:08am
Post-Panama Pakistan

Post-Panama Pakistan

The choice on offer, while not ideal, should still be clear enough. Updated Jul 24, 2017 09:13am
Political wisdom

Political wisdom

If the Panama verdict is seen to be fair, the credit will in large part belong to one man: Imran Khan. Updated Jul 08, 2017 12:06pm