Asad Rahim Khan

On insurgency

On insurgency

For starters, conflating the TTP with the Afghan Taliban has been useful for both the pro-war and anti-war brigades. Updated 10 Oct, 2021 08:58am
Cartel dreams

Cartel dreams

Two judgements have rescued the CCP. Published 28 Sep, 2021 07:33am
Cut and run

Cut and run

The heroism seems to have gone sideways. Published 05 Sep, 2021 07:15am
Approach the bench

Approach the bench

Should high court judges be favoured for the SC based on seniority alone? Published 22 Aug, 2021 07:17am
In Rumsfeld’s ruins

In Rumsfeld’s ruins

The former defence secretary was unrepentant to the end. Published 04 Jul, 2021 06:28am
On parliament

On parliament

None of this was harmless fun. Updated 20 Jun, 2021 11:36am
Imperial losers

Imperial losers

The mission to civilise leaves behind plenty of lessons to be learnt. Updated 06 Jun, 2021 08:09am
Banning Mr Rizvi

Banning Mr Rizvi

Sooner than later, fanatics start to pull their own strings. Published 17 Apr, 2021 05:36am
Weeping for Zion

Weeping for Zion

Pakistan has nothing to gain and everything to lose from siding with either Riyadh or Tehran. Updated 28 Nov, 2020 08:13am
Unkind October

Unkind October

The Pakistan Democratic Movement is neither democratic nor a movement. Updated 08 Nov, 2020 08:11am
Women in France

Women in France

The greatest stride for women’s rights in the last quarter century remains the Women’s Protection Bill of 2006. Updated 01 Oct, 2020 08:27am
Karachi at sea

Karachi at sea

The city of lights is thrashing in the dark. Published 29 Aug, 2020 07:00am
Duelling nationals

Duelling nationals

The current legal framework doesn’t require an electoral bar. Published 04 Aug, 2020 06:53am
Land reform now

Land reform now

It’s not theirs to keep, the same way it wasn’t our colonisers’ to give Updated 21 Jul, 2020 09:11pm
‘To your temples’

‘To your temples’

For reasons legal, historical and theological, the mandir needs to be built. Published 19 Jul, 2020 06:44am
Tear them down

Tear them down

We raise statues not to remind us of who we are, but what we could be. Published 05 Jul, 2020 07:15am
Corona in Kashmir

Corona in Kashmir

The Modi regime looks to be pushing its final solution. Updated 07 May, 2020 10:00am
Sugar mountain

Sugar mountain

For many, it’s the same old vultures — who cares? Published 12 Apr, 2020 07:00am
Ayub the First

Ayub the First

Conservative historian Niall Ferguson somehow got it right: Ayub was the ultimate ally. Updated 16 Jan, 2020 09:04am
Creation myths

Creation myths

At long last, India cannot externalise its monsters. Updated 16 Dec, 2019 06:25pm