Maleeha Lodhi

Year of polycrisis

Year of polycrisis

Pakistan has to meet multiple challenges in 2023 in a deeply fractured and polarised state. Updated 02 Jan, 2023 08:46am
Playing by the rules

Playing by the rules

Unless the country’s economic survival is assured everything else will be in vain. Updated 26 Dec, 2022 09:38am
Untenable Afghan policy

Untenable Afghan policy

Between appeasement and confrontation, there is room for a strategy that protects Pakistan’s security interests. Updated 19 Dec, 2022 08:04am
2023: a world of uncertainty

2023: a world of uncertainty

Rising geopolitical tensions and global economic volatility are keeping the world in an unstable state. Published 12 Dec, 2022 07:37am
Elite politics

Elite politics

For most part, Pakistan’s fractious politics has seen fierce govt-opposition conflict and mutual efforts to upend each other. Updated 05 Dec, 2022 08:33am
Hype and reality

Hype and reality

It is how the confluence of challenges are tackled that will determine the country’s fate and fortunes. Updated 28 Nov, 2022 08:57am
Shadow of hot and cold wars

Shadow of hot and cold wars

The Biden-Xi meeting on the summit sidelines marked a serious effort to stabilise their turbulent relations. Updated 21 Nov, 2022 07:50am
When politics breaks down

When politics breaks down

The showdown may be nearing a climactic point but its outcome is hard to predict. Updated 14 Nov, 2022 08:48am
A crisis like no other

A crisis like no other

Never before did the country have to confront so many serious challenges in such a divided and fractured state. Updated 07 Nov, 2022 08:13am
At a crossroads, again

At a crossroads, again

Islamabad may want to balance ties between the US and China but it cannot be part of any anti-China coalition or strategy. Updated 31 Oct, 2022 07:35am
Compete and contain

Compete and contain

Despite the tech war and tensions over Taiwan, economic decoupling is a distant possibility. Updated 24 Oct, 2022 08:41am
An uneasy relationship

An uneasy relationship

Stable ties with Afghanistan are a strategic compulsion but many problems stand in the way... Updated 08 Oct, 2022 08:01am
Assault on Kashmiri identity

Assault on Kashmiri identity

The BJP is trying to disempower Muslims and erode their religious and cultural identity in the occupied region. Updated 03 Oct, 2022 08:50am
Peril and paralysis

Peril and paralysis

Cooperation deficit on shared challenges and other key areas has further weakened multilateralism. Updated 26 Sep, 2022 08:58am
The age of uncertainty

The age of uncertainty

Divisive politics during the ongoing climate calamity has denuded the country of a unified response. Updated 19 Sep, 2022 09:40am
Collision or coexistence?

Collision or coexistence?

The world’s most consequential relationship between the US and China needs to be managed responsibly. Updated 12 Sep, 2022 08:40am