In order to ensure its legitimacy, a government must uphold three principles — liberty, equality and agency.
Turning wishes into reality depends on sound advice, legal reforms and abandoning the collision course.
What must states do to counter terrorism?
Democracy is about duty and responsibility.
One expects the prime minister to choose the right people to head institutions.
Only an effective charter of governance can help us.
The bottom line at the recent Judicial Conference was that the state cannot afford to falter further.
Terrorists draw their strength from a state that follows their rules of engagement.
The political and civilian leadership have allowed their authority to be eroded.
The deep state is like an unbridled horse, without the reins of constitutional oversight.
Both the US refrain of ‘do more’ and Pakistan’s irritated response of ‘no more’ are unwise.
It was sensible of the SSP Operations to ask the deputy commissioner to deploy a Rangers contingent.
Divisive politics threatens to tear the world asunder.
There is a battle over what is a ‘bona fide relationship’.
There are flaws in the way the US handles terrorism cases.
An ‘intense mix of envy and sense of humiliation and powerlessness’ seem to be driving extremism.
The political will to strengthen the FIA is lacking.
The festering wounds that have given impetus to the Baloch insurgency should be healed.
Where is the political will to reform the police into a modern, independent institution?
Delhi and Islamabad perceive Kashmir’s realities and interests as subservient to their own.