Munir Akram

PM on the world stage

PM on the world stage

The PM’s much-anticipated address to the UN General Assembly was impassioned, eloquent and substantive.

Updated 29 Sep, 2019 12:18pm
China strikes back

China strikes back

China’s agreement to massively finance Iran’s development is an extension of its Belt and Road Initiative.

Published 15 Sep, 2019 07:09am
Pakistan’s Kashmir strategy

Pakistan’s Kashmir strategy

The legitimacy of the Kashmiris’ struggle must be propagated on the basis of international law.

Published 01 Sep, 2019 07:22am
Economy: policy problems

Economy: policy problems

Over the past year, the PTI government’s economic focus has been on redressing macroeconomic imbalances.

Updated 04 Aug, 2019 07:27am
The Afghan prism

The Afghan prism

As has been oft-stated, apart from the Afghans, Pakistan has the highest stakes in securing Afghan peace.

Updated 21 Jul, 2019 07:17am
Economic redemption

Economic redemption

Pakistan was preordained to get into financial trouble.

Updated 07 Jul, 2019 02:06pm
War with Iran

War with Iran

War is a ‘lose-lose’ option for all those who would be involved in this conflict and even those who are not.

Published 23 Jun, 2019 07:19am
Pakistan & Sino-US cold war

Pakistan & Sino-US cold war

The China-US confrontation is likely to escalate further in the foreseeable future.

Updated 09 Jun, 2019 12:34pm
No room for gloom

No room for gloom

The US-China trade war may offer Pakistan a unique trade opportunity.

Updated 26 May, 2019 08:52am
Future of Pak-US relations

Future of Pak-US relations

America’s new hostility towards Pakistan is due mostly to its emerging global rivalry with China.

Published 12 May, 2019 07:17am
BRI: a historic opportunity

BRI: a historic opportunity

Not one of America’s Asian allies has the stomach to confront China, their largest trading partner.

Published 28 Apr, 2019 07:15am
Peace is difficult

Peace is difficult

India is unlikely to offer any meaningful compromises to resolve the Kashmir dispute.

Updated 14 Apr, 2019 11:18am
Ban all terrorism

Ban all terrorism

Under the cover of countering terrorism, state suppression of the rights of Muslims has intensified.

Updated 31 Mar, 2019 11:19am
Genocide, war or peace?

Genocide, war or peace?

The BJP’s plan to ‘resolve’ the Kashmir ‘problem’ is to colonise it.

Updated 17 Mar, 2019 01:10pm
Now, the diplomatic battle

Now, the diplomatic battle

The aftermath of the crisis offers an opportunity to advance the objective of peace in South Asia.

Published 03 Mar, 2019 07:33am
Prerequisites of peace

Prerequisites of peace

Durable peace and security in Afghanistan will depend on the level of external interference in its affairs.

Updated 18 Feb, 2019 09:31am
Sustainable infrastructure

Sustainable infrastructure

There is a solid economic rationale to prioritise global investment in developing countries.

Updated 03 Feb, 2019 05:08pm
Endgame in Afghanistan

Endgame in Afghanistan

The Taliban’s reluctance to talk to the Kabul regime has emerged as the most important obstacle.

Updated 20 Jan, 2019 08:02am
The quality of life

The quality of life

The PTI should devote most of its financial and administrative capital to addressing the people’s basic needs.

Published 06 Jan, 2019 06:32am