Touqir Hussain

Trump vs Pakistan

Trump vs Pakistan

The US president’s remarks are political, not policy statements. Updated 20 Feb, 2020 09:50am
Taliban unbound?

Taliban unbound?

Afghanistan can only be fixed by the Afghans, but they need Pakis­tan’s help not hindrance. Updated 31 Dec, 2019 08:06am
Kashmir scenarios

Kashmir scenarios

There is going to be a fierce clash of wills. Published 29 Oct, 2019 07:14am
Afghan quagmire

Afghan quagmire

We should not persist in our traditional support for the Taliban. Published 03 Oct, 2019 06:58am
Singaporean model

Singaporean model

Good governance is central to a nation’s rise. Published 01 Aug, 2019 07:14am
Pak-India trajectory

Pak-India trajectory

History’s shadow has darkened the two states’ view of each other. Published 25 May, 2019 07:24am
‘Deadly embrace’

‘Deadly embrace’

The US will demand too much and Pakistan expect too much. Updated 15 Mar, 2019 07:59am
Attempts to isolate

Attempts to isolate

How has India’s Pakistan policy endured for so long? Updated 14 Feb, 2019 10:49am
Three to tango

Three to tango

The US is not known for handling complexity in foreign affairs. Published 20 Dec, 2018 06:48am
Troubled ties

Troubled ties

It is not Pakistan but its services that have been important to the US. Updated 26 Nov, 2018 01:01pm
Kashmir dilemma

Kashmir dilemma

Our present approach is not getting the Kashmiris anywhere. Published 31 Oct, 2018 07:05am
An obsolete policy

An obsolete policy

We may not be isolated but we are stranded. Published 14 Mar, 2018 06:17am
New choices

New choices

Can we redefine a foreign policy that’s reached a dead end? Updated 20 Feb, 2018 08:29am
Not just Trump

Not just Trump

This US is looking to punish Pakistan while still engaged with it. Published 06 Feb, 2018 07:19am
Pak-Afghan truth

Pak-Afghan truth

Public relations is not a substitute for policy. Published 24 Sep, 2017 04:54am
Policy confusions

Policy confusions

No genuine foreign policy debate was encouraged for fear that it might contradict the official paradigm. Published 04 Aug, 2016 02:39am
Policy dilemmas

Policy dilemmas

Pakistan has to deal with more than two Americas. Published 14 Jun, 2016 03:17am

Second term’s challenges

IT is too early to know the state of US-Pakistan relations under Obama’s second term. These relations are a derivative of America’s overall foreign policy which is not quite evident yet. Published 20 Nov, 2012 12:20am

Uncertain times

THE tragic killing of Pakistan’s security personnel by Nato forces refocuses attention on the nagging question as to what the US-Pakistan relationship is about. Published 04 Dec, 2011 07:58pm