Maleeha Lodhi

Defiance and devastation

Defiance and devastation

US frustration has been growing but Israel has continued its genocidal war on Gaza. Updated 08 Apr, 2024 09:34am
Coercive diplomacy

Coercive diplomacy

The coming months will determine how effective this approach turns out to be and whether such hopes will materialise. Updated 01 Apr, 2024 10:02am
Demystifying China

Demystifying China

Stable Sino-US relations are the best guarantee for global peace and prosperity. Updated 25 Mar, 2024 10:40am
Terms of re-engagement

Terms of re-engagement

Regular communication is essential to manage tensions and minimise the risk of miscalculation. Updated 18 Mar, 2024 10:49am
Test of leadership

Test of leadership

With constraints on its power the Sharif government has many challenges to navigate. Updated 04 Mar, 2024 09:27am
Power, purpose, governance

Power, purpose, governance

Have parties that will form the government done any policy thinking on solving the country’s problems? Updated 26 Feb, 2024 09:55am
Hard road ahead

Hard road ahead

No one wins if political turmoil continues when the need is to take the economy out of the critical ward. Updated 19 Feb, 2024 10:56am
Post-election challenges

Post-election challenges

Pakistan has voted for democracy but healing and reconciliation are needed for stability. Updated 12 Feb, 2024 10:11am
What to watch for on Feb 8

What to watch for on Feb 8

Young and new voters as well as marginal seats would be a few indicators on election day of what the outcome might be. Updated 05 Feb, 2024 10:35am
More of the same?

More of the same?

Several factors inject unpredictability into the electoral outcome. Updated 29 Jan, 2024 09:53am
Challenging agenda

Challenging agenda

The next government faces an array of imposing foreign policy issues. Updated 22 Jan, 2024 10:29am
Election unknowns

Election unknowns

Key question is whether perception of PTI's persecution will translate into a "sympathy wave" or deter its supporters from showing up at ballot box. Updated 01 Jan, 2024 09:48am
Year of living on the edge

Year of living on the edge

Political volatility and economic fragility characterised 2023, raising questions about future stability. Updated 25 Dec, 2023 09:06am
Vetoing peace

Vetoing peace

The Security Council’s paralysis denudes it of legitimacy and the UN of credibility. Updated 18 Dec, 2023 09:20am
Cost of election delay

Cost of election delay

People want an elected government that can address the country’s challenges and fix the economy. Updated 11 Dec, 2023 09:42am
A precarious world in 2024

A precarious world in 2024

While challenges will be formidable in the year ahead, global leadership will be in short supply. Updated 04 Dec, 2023 09:51am
US-China thaw?

US-China thaw?

The future trajectory of this critical relationship has far-reaching repercussions for the world. Updated 27 Nov, 2023 09:03am