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Munir Akram

Modi’s American embrace

Modi’s American embrace

The alliance with America will involve challenges and costs for India. Updated Jul 10, 2017 12:18pm
Strategy-free force

Strategy-free force

In almost every conflict where it is engaged, the US has escalated the use of force. Published Jun 25, 2017 04:16am
A dark age

A dark age

Today’s vulnerable Muslim world is wide open to the influence and domination of external powers. Published Jun 11, 2017 02:55am
Axis of good and evil

Axis of good and evil

The Muslim states at the Riyadh summit should review the pros and cons of joining the anti-Iran coalition. Updated May 28, 2017 01:53am
The refracted relationship

The refracted relationship

Pakistan-US ties will be most fundamentally affected by the evolution in the US-China relationship. Updated May 14, 2017 01:32am
Stuck in the Afghan muck

Stuck in the Afghan muck

The Moscow consultations, or a UN process, should promote a viable peace plan for Afghanistan. Updated Apr 30, 2017 07:05am
Rising dragon, wounded eagle

Rising dragon, wounded eagle

The fortunes of the Chinese dragon have been rising; the power of the American eagle has been dented. Published Apr 16, 2017 06:59am
Double happiness

Double happiness

Pakistanis would do well to not be misled by motivated critiques. Updated Jun 21, 2017 06:15pm
Pak-US: up, down or around?

Pak-US: up, down or around?

The policies of the new US administration towards Pakistan are so far unknown. Published Mar 19, 2017 07:20am
The Afghan graveyard

The Afghan graveyard

Most of the TTP and Afghan Taliban have moved to the vast ungoverned areas of Afghanistan. Updated Mar 06, 2017 03:33pm
Avenging terror

Avenging terror

The sponsors of the terror war against Pakistan cannot be allowed impunity. Published Feb 19, 2017 01:53am
Shooting wars

Shooting wars

Global conflicts and tensions are set to intensify as Trump begins his presidential journey. Published Feb 05, 2017 06:58am
Iran: ascendant power

Iran: ascendant power

Tehran’s determination is matched by its deft diplomacy. Published Jan 22, 2017 06:55am
Twitter Trump

Twitter Trump

If Trump’s tweeted prescriptions are translated into policy, it could yield a diversity of disasters. Published Jan 08, 2017 12:59pm
The tame tiger

The tame tiger

Pakistan’s elites have embraced selfish goals nationally and a subservient posture internationally. Published Dec 25, 2016 02:50am
Gluttons for punishment

Gluttons for punishment

In Amritsar, Pakistan would have been well within its rights to interrupt the speeches by Modi and Ghani. Updated Dec 11, 2016 12:12pm
A united national front

A united national front

Pakistan’s response should take account of India’s comprehensive strategy against it. Published Nov 27, 2016 03:58am
Trump’s America

Trump’s America

It is obvious that Trump’s external policies will be subservient to his domestic agenda. Published Nov 13, 2016 03:00am