Maleeha Lodhi

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
Moment of truth

Moment of truth

The Taliban face many tests — of governance, averting economic collapse and containing terrorist groups. Updated 06 Sep, 2021 08:30am
Three years on

Three years on

In Punjab, his team needs a total overhaul. Updated 30 Aug, 2021 07:31am
State of uncertainty

State of uncertainty

Most consequential for Pakistan is whether the situation stabilises and peace is established in Afghanistan. Updated 23 Aug, 2021 07:58am
Glass half full, half empty

Glass half full, half empty

The challenge is to reimagine a Pakistan that meets the needs of its people not just its privileged elites. Updated 16 Aug, 2021 07:29am
An inescapable contest?

An inescapable contest?

Continuing confrontation between US and China will have far-reaching global consequences. Updated 09 Aug, 2021 09:59am
Back to the future

Back to the future

A civil war next door would pose serious threats to Pakistan’s security and multidimensional challenges. Updated 02 Aug, 2021 07:48am
Giving peace a chance

Giving peace a chance

So long as Afghan government forces do not collapse in the face of the Taliban’s military assaults, diplomacy will have a chance. Updated 26 Jul, 2021 07:52am
Conduct unbecoming

Conduct unbecoming

False allegations and intemperate language foster a toxic culture in which uncivil conduct is mainstreamed. Updated 19 Jul, 2021 10:29am
Can peace still be won?

Can peace still be won?

As Taliban continue their military advance, fears are growing in the region and beyond about what lies ahead for Afghanistan. Updated 12 Jul, 2021 07:52am
Words matter in foreign policy

Words matter in foreign policy

Wise political leaders strike a balance between raising their profile and engaging in overexposure. Updated 05 Jul, 2021 07:30am
America’s China preoccupation

America’s China preoccupation

Differences between US & European allies on China will not constrain America from a confrontational path. Updated 21 Jun, 2021 08:45am
Not by words alone

Not by words alone

A policy shift must be backed by substance otherwise it is a statement of intent not a strategy. Updated 14 Jun, 2021 08:38am
Testing times

Testing times

For the PTI government the challenge is perhaps greater. Updated 31 May, 2021 09:00am
Israel’s forever war

Israel’s forever war

A ceasefire has brought the latest Israeli aggression to an end but this will only be a lull before the next storm. Updated 24 May, 2021 08:24am
Cooperation or conflict?

Cooperation or conflict?

The fear of an economic and technological rival has created insecurities being reflected today in US behaviour. Updated 17 May, 2021 09:02am
The institutional imperative

The institutional imperative

Transformational change in the apparatus of governance is an imperative, not a choice. Updated 10 May, 2021 08:43am