The illegality of India’s occupation of Kashmir is being widely acknowledged.
Over the past year, the PTI government’s economic focus has been on redressing macroeconomic imbalances.
As has been oft-stated, apart from the Afghans, Pakistan has the highest stakes in securing Afghan peace.
Pakistan was preordained to get into financial trouble.
War is a ‘lose-lose’ option for all those who would be involved in this conflict and even those who are not.
The China-US confrontation is likely to escalate further in the foreseeable future.
The US-China trade war may offer Pakistan a unique trade opportunity.
America’s new hostility towards Pakistan is due mostly to its emerging global rivalry with China.
Not one of America’s Asian allies has the stomach to confront China, their largest trading partner.
India is unlikely to offer any meaningful compromises to resolve the Kashmir dispute.
Under the cover of countering terrorism, state suppression of the rights of Muslims has intensified.
The BJP’s plan to ‘resolve’ the Kashmir ‘problem’ is to colonise it.
The aftermath of the crisis offers an opportunity to advance the objective of peace in South Asia.
Durable peace and security in Afghanistan will depend on the level of external interference in its affairs.
There is a solid economic rationale to prioritise global investment in developing countries.
The Taliban’s reluctance to talk to the Kabul regime has emerged as the most important obstacle.
The PTI should devote most of its financial and administrative capital to addressing the people’s basic needs.
Pakistan should revive its traditional leadership role in the Muslim world.
The objective may not be to secure an adversary’s immediate defeat, but to erode its morale.
Sectors and products with the greatest potential for export growth should be identified and promoted.