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Munir Akram

Normalising ties with India

Normalising ties with India

A shift in India’s strategic posture could open the door to addressing, if not fully resolving, the major issues. Published May 27, 2018 06:59am
Confronting Iran

Confronting Iran

Pakistan’s interests may suffer in the current tensions involving the US and Iran. Published May 13, 2018 07:19am
A strategic challenge

A strategic challenge

Pakistan needs to build its responses to possible scenarios it may face in a future crisis with India. Published Apr 29, 2018 07:15am
Complex equations

Complex equations

The US-India alliance is pushing Pakistan into an even greater dependence on China. Updated Apr 15, 2018 12:55pm
Empire strikes back

Empire strikes back

There are five areas where America’s current postures could lead to disastrous consequences. Published Apr 01, 2018 06:49am
Trade for development

Trade for development

The interests of the developing countries would be best served if they act collectively. Published Mar 18, 2018 05:01am
Planning and patience

Planning and patience

Without a clear plan, Pakistan can fall into the trap of making piecemeal concessions. Published Mar 04, 2018 07:03am
Winning without fighting

Winning without fighting

Strategic patience may be good policy while Trump is in office. Published Feb 18, 2018 06:37am
Trying times

Trying times

Pakistan can afford to display greater flexibility towards the US rather than India. Published Feb 04, 2018 07:03am
Window to the West

Window to the West

Pakistan and China must undertake serious efforts to preserve, diversify and intensify their relationship. Published Jan 21, 2018 07:01am
Tweets and consequences

Tweets and consequences

Pakistan needs to boldly and clearly articulate its interests and objectives to the US. Published Jan 07, 2018 07:00am
The winds of nuclear war

The winds of nuclear war

Today, Pakistan and India are engaged in a complex confrontation. Updated Dec 25, 2017 11:36am
New alliances, new wars

New alliances, new wars

Each component of the Middle East matrix is extremely complex. Published Nov 26, 2017 06:57am
China-US: shaping the future

China-US: shaping the future

The rivalry between China and the US will depend on the vibrancy of their governance systems. Published Nov 12, 2017 06:53am
The dragon in the room

The dragon in the room

In the crisis unfolding, China could do several things to support Pakistan. Updated Oct 30, 2017 01:47pm
Terms of re-engagement

Terms of re-engagement

Pakistan must not delude itself that its re-engagement will change US strategic goals. Updated Oct 15, 2017 02:43pm
The nuclear dimension

The nuclear dimension

Without its nuclear and missile capabilities, Pakistan would have been sanctioned like Iran. Published Oct 01, 2017 04:22am
America’s new Afghan war

America’s new Afghan war

The US is no longer interested in a political settlement unless the Afghan Taliban accept America’s terms. Published Sep 17, 2017 07:02am