Maleeha Lodhi

America’s China preoccupation

America’s China preoccupation

Differences between US & European allies on China will not constrain America from a confrontational path. Updated 21 Jun, 2021 08:45am
Not by words alone

Not by words alone

A policy shift must be backed by substance otherwise it is a statement of intent not a strategy. Updated 14 Jun, 2021 08:38am
Testing times

Testing times

For the PTI government the challenge is perhaps greater. Updated 31 May, 2021 09:00am
Israel’s forever war

Israel’s forever war

A ceasefire has brought the latest Israeli aggression to an end but this will only be a lull before the next storm. Updated 24 May, 2021 08:24am
Cooperation or conflict?

Cooperation or conflict?

The fear of an economic and technological rival has created insecurities being reflected today in US behaviour. Updated 17 May, 2021 09:02am
The institutional imperative

The institutional imperative

Transformational change in the apparatus of governance is an imperative, not a choice. Updated 10 May, 2021 08:43am
Terms of engagement

Terms of engagement

Efforts to de-escalate tensions between the two nuclear neighbours are always welcome. Updated 03 May, 2021 08:45am
Complicated Afghan endgame

Complicated Afghan endgame

All stakeholders know if the path of negotiation is abandoned, Afghanistan will descend into chaos. Updated 26 Apr, 2021 08:44am
Ties of sentiment

Ties of sentiment

Pakistan-UK relations have been remarkably stable and increasingly energised by the Pakistani diaspora. Published 19 Apr, 2021 06:17am
The government’s emerging traits

The government’s emerging traits

Frequent bureaucratic changes signify a whimsical way of governing and reflect knee-jerk reactions to the criticism of the day. Updated 12 Apr, 2021 08:40am
An era of fake news?

An era of fake news?

Regulating technology is one thing but it is uncivil human behaviour that needs to change. Updated 05 Apr, 2021 08:23am
Ironies of a no-win war

Ironies of a no-win war

Pakistan-US relations have been mercurial and alternated between close engagement and deep estrangement. Updated 29 Mar, 2021 08:40am
Poverty of political discourse

Poverty of political discourse

Political conduct may not have been polite in the past but what is being evidenced now is unprecedented. Updated 15 Mar, 2021 10:20am
Shifting politics

Shifting politics

Beyond PTI’s fault lines the more consequential question is credibility of future elections. Updated 01 Mar, 2021 08:26am
Politics of expediency

Politics of expediency

The political fracas leading up to the Senate election has familiar echoes of the past. Updated 15 Feb, 2021 08:04am
Why a national image matters

Why a national image matters

Soft power efforts are imperative for Pakistan to correct misperceptions and project its many positive attributes. Updated 08 Feb, 2021 08:18am