Maleeha Lodhi

The reality gap

The reality gap

The national security policy is long on verbiage but short on ideas. Published 24 Jan, 2022 07:06am
Evading responsibility

Evading responsibility

If all negative developments are someone else’s fault, what is government there for? Published 17 Jan, 2022 07:29am
A troubled world in 2022

A troubled world in 2022

Trends point to an unsettled world with global solidarity and leadership in short supply. Updated 03 Jan, 2022 07:33am
Shape of things to come?

Shape of things to come?

A house divided against itself in times of economic discontent exacted a political cost in KP’s election. Updated 27 Dec, 2021 07:18am
Year of living on the edge

Year of living on the edge

Outgoing year’s trends do not indicate an optimistic outlook for Pakistan’s politics & economy in 2022. Updated 20 Dec, 2021 07:38am
Age of democratic erosion

Age of democratic erosion

Democratic decline is now a global trend which reflects growing intolerance around the world. Updated 13 Dec, 2021 07:22am
A diplomatic journey

A diplomatic journey

Tradition of diplomats writing about foreign policy is important to record the history of Pakistan’s external engagements. Updated 06 Dec, 2021 07:38am
Biden-Xi summit and beyond

Biden-Xi summit and beyond

Will relations stabilise or remain hostage to US insecurity over the rise of a rival superpower? Updated 29 Nov, 2021 07:27am
Winter of discontent ahead

Winter of discontent ahead

The government faces trouble if it continues in hubristic mode and doesn’t address pressing challenges. Updated 22 Nov, 2021 07:39am
Rule without governance

Rule without governance

Muddling through and taking unilateral actions only widens the gap between challenge and response. Updated 08 Nov, 2021 08:31am
Enduring fault lines

Enduring fault lines

Breaking from the past requires a different quality of leadership — bold, wise and visionary — that remains elusive. Updated 01 Nov, 2021 07:43am
The long impasse

The long impasse

Management of Pakistan-India tensions is likely to remain the main focus of sporadic backchannel efforts. Updated 25 Oct, 2021 08:24am
Challenges amid discord

Challenges amid discord

Institutional disharmony and polarised politics are impeding efforts to address the country’s challenges. Updated 18 Oct, 2021 10:46am
Time of peril

Time of peril

A compelling new book chronicles the dramatic events that almost pushed America over the edge. Updated 11 Oct, 2021 12:47pm
Biden’s contain-China strategy

Biden’s contain-China strategy

The world’s most consequential relationship is drifting into uncharted waters in a fraught environment. Updated 04 Oct, 2021 08:14am
Victim syndrome

Victim syndrome

Narratives of victimhood are self-denigrating and disempowering and also undermine national confidence. Updated 27 Sep, 2021 09:18am
Politics of intolerance

Politics of intolerance

The independence of both the media and ECP is fundamental to democracy. Updated 20 Sep, 2021 07:57am
The Taliban dilemma

The Taliban dilemma

The international reaction to the new government has been circumspect including from Pakistan. Updated 13 Sep, 2021 07:47am