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Zahid Hussain

Learning from China

Learning from China

Our prime minister must realise that societal transformation requires clear vision. Updated Jan 09, 2019 11:38am
Destabilising the PPP

Destabilising the PPP

Political engineering by the PTI in Sindh is not likely to work. Updated Jan 02, 2019 08:43am
A rudderless government

A rudderless government

The PM’s approach to politics and governance is no different from the short, T20 form of cricket. Updated Dec 19, 2018 08:48am
A praetorian state?

A praetorian state?

The civil-military imbalance has remained a major source of political instability. Published Dec 12, 2018 07:01am
Into the Afghan labyrinth

Into the Afghan labyrinth

It remains to be seen whether some breakthrough is possible in the next round of talks. Published Dec 05, 2018 07:18am
Imran versus Imran

Imran versus Imran

There is no evidence to prove the government’s claim of having stabilised the financial situation. Updated Nov 28, 2018 08:51am
A toxic Twitter war

A toxic Twitter war

The latest Pakistan-US spat has made it difficult to maintain even the illusion of meaningful alignment. Updated Dec 03, 2018 02:23pm
The ‘Moscow format’

The ‘Moscow format’

The Russian initiative aims at building greater regional understanding on the Afghan issue. Updated Nov 14, 2018 08:35am
The perils of appeasement

The perils of appeasement

Despite the warning, the administration had not taken any preventive measures to stop the violence. Updated Nov 07, 2018 08:12am
What’s the deal?

What’s the deal?

It is hard to believe that such a generous Saudi financial package has no costs. Updated Oct 31, 2018 12:33pm
Selective accountability

Selective accountability

The academics’ reputation would have been stained by the media trial even if their innocence is proved. Updated Oct 17, 2018 08:46am
A one-dimensional approach

A one-dimensional approach

Selective accountability could cause a serious political backlash that would be disastrous. Published Oct 10, 2018 06:55am
Dealing with the Saudis

Dealing with the Saudis

Pakistan must improve its ties with Saudi Arabia — while not getting sucked into the Yemen conflict. Updated Oct 03, 2018 07:49am
Closing the window of opportunity

Closing the window of opportunity

It is evident that there is no sign of flexibility in India’s hard-line position on the resumption of bilateral talks. Updated Sep 26, 2018 11:20am
Civil-military power matrix

Civil-military power matrix

The government is focusing on the economic & political situation. Security & external matters are not its priority. Published Sep 19, 2018 07:17am
A faulty beginning

A faulty beginning

Recent events have revealed an amateurish approach to handling critical governance issues. Updated Sep 12, 2018 08:49am
Total breakup is not an option

Total breakup is not an option

Recent US actions that appear to ‘punish’ Pakistan will not help in obtaining the new government’s support. Updated Sep 05, 2018 12:13pm
On the external front

On the external front

There are some critical capitals the prime minister needs to visit and interact with. Published Aug 29, 2018 07:10am