Touqir Hussain

Absent democracy

Absent democracy

The intelligentsia has not played its due role. Updated 20 Aug, 2022 09:07am
Foreign interference

Foreign interference

In Pakistan, primary stimulus for rise and fall of govts has nearly always been domestic. Updated 12 Apr, 2022 08:34am
At a crossroads

At a crossroads

The US and Pakistan have yet to understand each other. Updated 29 Jan, 2022 08:38am
External dependence

External dependence

Pakistan needs to develop an independent foreign policy but that will not happen without systemic changes at home. Updated 03 Dec, 2021 07:59am
Mending ties

Mending ties

The reality is that Pakistan cannot be ignored. Published 09 Nov, 2021 07:25am
Unstable neighbour

Unstable neighbour

Afghanistan has faced one of the most devastating conflicts of our time, and Pakistan has suffered by becoming a crisis state. Updated 12 Oct, 2021 08:51am
Who lost America?

Who lost America?

Washington is obsessed, however valid its concerns may be, with competition with China. Updated 10 Sep, 2021 08:35am
Dialogue to nowhere

Dialogue to nowhere

Neither India nor Pakistan is now pushed about talking. Published 20 Jul, 2021 07:43am
Gathering storm

Gathering storm

The Taliban are seeking a military solution. Published 27 May, 2021 06:46am
Re-engaging America

Re-engaging America

Pakistan seems to be hoping for a reset in ties. Published 13 Mar, 2021 05:29am
Brand Trump

Brand Trump

Conviction won’t solve America’s problems. Published 30 Jan, 2021 06:24am
Biden’s burden

Biden’s burden

The US had lost its bearings long before Trump. Published 10 Jan, 2021 08:50am
Post-Trump ties

Post-Trump ties

The US knows that engagement with Pakistan is necessary. Updated 10 Nov, 2020 09:10am
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