Maleeha Lodhi

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
Divided in a national emergency

Divided in a national emergency

The exemplary public role should have been matched by unity and solidarity among political leaders. Updated 05 Sep, 2022 09:21am
Fraud and fury in Kashmir

Fraud and fury in Kashmir

India’s actions have sought to disenfranchise and disempower Kashmiri Muslims. Published 29 Aug, 2022 08:41am
State of turmoil

State of turmoil

Political leaders should set aside their partisan interests to agree on a pause in their confrontation. Updated 15 Aug, 2022 09:06am
A Confluence Of Challenges

A Confluence Of Challenges

Maleeha Lodhi calls for governance that goes well beyond power politics. Perhaps the emergence of new power structures and an... Published 14 Aug, 2022 08:09am
A crisis of trust?

A crisis of trust?

Most damaging fallout of the constant demonisation of opponents by political leaders is erosion of public trust in politicians. Updated 08 Aug, 2022 09:33am
Political meltdown

Political meltdown

Politics breaks down when political disputes cannot be resolved by political means and total gridlock follows. Updated 01 Aug, 2022 10:12am
Risk of a perfect storm

Risk of a perfect storm

Tenuous state of economy urges end to political turmoil and calls for responsible economic management in months ahead. Updated 25 Jul, 2022 09:05am
Is right-wing populism fading?

Is right-wing populism fading?

Electoral support for retrogressive populism may be waning but not the appeal of its ideas. Published 18 Jul, 2022 09:47am
Uncivil politics

Uncivil politics

People are left with the impression that power, not public purpose, drives political leaders. Updated 09 Jul, 2022 09:20am
Electorate’s youth bulge

Electorate’s youth bulge

PTI is ahead in this game; PML-N and PPP lag behind in outreach to the youth. Updated 27 Jun, 2022 08:32am
Is Pakistan ungovernable?

Is Pakistan ungovernable?

The confluence of polarised politics and economic turmoil is pushing the country into a danger zone. Updated 20 Jun, 2022 08:20am
The ‘external’ vote

The ‘external’ vote

The ECP needs to carefully evaluate and then recommend the most secure and effective voting method for expats. Updated 13 Jun, 2022 08:30am
Cost of confrontation

Cost of confrontation

An unstable political environment is detrimental to efforts to heal an ailing economy. Updated 06 Jun, 2022 08:32am
Votes and mandates

Votes and mandates

All political actors need to think as much about the country’s economic future as their own partisan interests. Updated 30 May, 2022 12:43pm
The urgent and important

The urgent and important

Political courage and policy actions are needed to avert an economic crisis. Updated 23 May, 2022 08:43am