Differences between US & European allies on China will not constrain America from a confrontational path.
A policy shift must be backed by substance otherwise it is a statement of intent not a strategy.
The spectre that looms is of chaos and more strife with grave implications for Pakistan.
For the PTI government the challenge is perhaps greater.
A ceasefire has brought the latest Israeli aggression to an end but this will only be a lull before the next storm.
The fear of an economic and technological rival has created insecurities being reflected today in US behaviour.
Transformational change in the apparatus of governance is an imperative, not a choice.
Efforts to de-escalate tensions between the two nuclear neighbours are always welcome.
All stakeholders know if the path of negotiation is abandoned, Afghanistan will descend into chaos.
Pakistan-UK relations have been remarkably stable and increasingly energised by the Pakistani diaspora.
Frequent bureaucratic changes signify a whimsical way of governing and reflect knee-jerk reactions to the criticism of the day.
Regulating technology is one thing but it is uncivil human behaviour that needs to change.
Pakistan-US relations have been mercurial and alternated between close engagement and deep estrangement.
The US peace plan for Afghanistan faces critical tests ahead.
Political conduct may not have been polite in the past but what is being evidenced now is unprecedented.
More political tests loom for the government which could be consequential.
Beyond PTI’s fault lines the more consequential question is credibility of future elections.
What is laid bare is the folly and failure of Washington’s regime change policy.
The political fracas leading up to the Senate election has familiar echoes of the past.
Soft power efforts are imperative for Pakistan to correct misperceptions and project its many positive attributes.