There’s no room for complacency in Pak-US ties.
Leaders are obsessed with controlling everything from the top.
Many seem certain that the US is resolved to take Pakistan to task.
A workable formula for Afghan peace is not impossible.
Parties must become internally democratic.
An approach that is India-centric is holding back progress.
Kudos to Ghani and Sharif for signalling they want to end the logjam.
Pakistan must talk frankly about its Afghan worries.
What was the Sharif-Jindal meeting all about?
The state has never believed in the sanctity of the Indian NFU.
Pakistan can work the global chessboard in its favour.
‘Untouchables’ present a major challenge.
Airports create first impressions which tend to stick.
Donald Trump has excited the Pakistani policy space by hinting at his willingness to reconsider the US line.
A tougher US line is on the cards for Pakistan.
South Asia has become less important for US think tanks.
What are the options for peace?
The elite can no longer shape dominant narratives.
Sri Lanka realises that ending a war doesn’t equal peace.
Pakistan’s challenge in Washington is one of interests, not lobbying.