Touqir Hussain

Trump vs Pakistan

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

Taliban unbound?

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

Kashmir scenarios

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

Afghan quagmire

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

Singaporean model

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

Pak-India trajectory

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

‘Deadly embrace’

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

Attempts to isolate

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

Three to tango

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

Troubled ties

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

Kashmir dilemma

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

An obsolete policy

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

New choices

Can we redefine a foreign policy that’s reached a dead end? Updated Feb 20, 2018 08:29am

Not just Trump

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

Pak-Afghan truth

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

Policy confusions

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

Policy dilemmas

Pakistan has to deal with more than two Americas. Published Jun 14, 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 Nov 20, 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 Dec 04, 2011 07:58pm