Munir Akram

PM on the world stage

The PM’s much-anticipated address to the UN General Assembly was impassioned, eloquent and substantive. Updated Sep 29, 2019 12:18pm

China strikes back

China’s agreement to massively finance Iran’s development is an extension of its Belt and Road Initiative. Published Sep 15, 2019 07:09am

Pakistan’s Kashmir strategy

The legitimacy of the Kashmiris’ struggle must be propagated on the basis of international law. Published Sep 01, 2019 07:22am

Economy: policy problems

Over the past year, the PTI government’s economic focus has been on redressing macroeconomic imbalances. Updated Aug 04, 2019 07:27am

The Afghan prism

As has been oft-stated, apart from the Afghans, Pakistan has the highest stakes in securing Afghan peace. Updated Jul 21, 2019 07:17am

Economic redemption

Pakistan was preordained to get into financial trouble. Updated Jul 07, 2019 02:06pm

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 Jun 23, 2019 07:19am

Pakistan & Sino-US cold war

The China-US confrontation is likely to escalate further in the foreseeable future. Updated Jun 09, 2019 12:34pm

No room for gloom

The US-China trade war may offer Pakistan a unique trade opportunity. Updated May 26, 2019 08:52am

Future of Pak-US relations

America’s new hostility towards Pakistan is due mostly to its emerging global rivalry with China. Published May 12, 2019 07:17am

BRI: a historic opportunity

Not one of America’s Asian allies has the stomach to confront China, their largest trading partner. Published Apr 28, 2019 07:15am

Peace is difficult

India is unlikely to offer any meaningful compromises to resolve the Kashmir dispute. Updated Apr 14, 2019 11:18am

Ban all terrorism

Under the cover of countering terrorism, state suppression of the rights of Muslims has intensified. Updated Mar 31, 2019 11:19am

Genocide, war or peace?

The BJP’s plan to ‘resolve’ the Kashmir ‘problem’ is to colonise it. Updated Mar 17, 2019 01:10pm

Now, the diplomatic battle

The aftermath of the crisis offers an opportunity to advance the objective of peace in South Asia. Published Mar 03, 2019 07:33am

Prerequisites of peace

Durable peace and security in Afghanistan will depend on the level of external interference in its affairs. Updated Feb 18, 2019 09:31am

Sustainable infrastructure

There is a solid economic rationale to prioritise global investment in developing countries. Updated Feb 03, 2019 05:08pm

Endgame in Afghanistan

The Taliban’s reluctance to talk to the Kabul regime has emerged as the most important obstacle. Updated Jan 20, 2019 08:02am

The quality of life

The PTI should devote most of its financial and administrative capital to addressing the people’s basic needs. Published Jan 06, 2019 06:32am