Zahid Hussain

The Afghan stalemate

The Afghan stalemate

The Taliban cannot think of ruling Afghanistan without international legitimacy. Updated 21 Jul, 2021 08:58am
China’s third revolution

China’s third revolution

China’s multibillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative is a manifestation of China’s growing geopolitical ambitions. Published 14 Jul, 2021 07:17am
The demons of conflict

The demons of conflict

It’s not enough to say that Pakistan will not take sides in the Afghan conflict. Updated 07 Jul, 2021 08:21am
Looming Afghan civil war

Looming Afghan civil war

With the latest military setback, the Afghan government has increased its reliance on regional militias. Updated 30 Jun, 2021 07:26am
Diplomatic blundering

Diplomatic blundering

Foreign policy is too serious a matter to be left to an individual’s political ambitions. Updated 23 Jun, 2021 08:37am
Pakistan’s Afghan predicament

Pakistan’s Afghan predicament

Growing violence in Afghanistan has serious consequences for the region it will be hard for Islamabad to escape the fallout. Updated 09 Jun, 2021 08:42am
Redefining Pak-US relations

Redefining Pak-US relations

We need to be extremely clear about our interests and priorities when negotiating the terms of the relationship. Updated 02 Jun, 2021 08:23am
The PML-N’s change of tack

The PML-N’s change of tack

Shehbaz Sharif’s release on bail gave further impetus to the change of direction. Published 26 May, 2021 06:35am
Palestinians’ right to live

Palestinians’ right to live

Israel’s main objective is to force out the entire Palestinian population from their homeland. Updated 19 May, 2021 08:51am
Blaming envoys for the mess

Blaming envoys for the mess

The prime minister appeared to be using his container approach in the realm of foreign policy. Updated 12 May, 2021 09:02am
Time to wake up

Time to wake up

The criticism reflects our failure to counter rising religious intolerance and bigotry, and also exposes a diplomatic debacle. Updated 05 May, 2021 08:47am
AFTER THE RAID

AFTER THE RAID

American President Biden’s announcement that the US will finally pull its military out of Afghanistan after 20 years has thrust Published 02 May, 2021 07:26am
Beyond backchannel talks

Beyond backchannel talks

The situation today is very different to what led to the previous normalisation process. Updated 28 Apr, 2021 09:05am
Ending the ‘forever war’

Ending the ‘forever war’

Regardless of who the adversary was at any point, two generations of Afghans have known only war. Updated 21 Apr, 2021 09:08am
Hostage to extremism

Hostage to extremism

Once again, the TLP has succeeded in bringing the administration to its knees. Updated 14 Apr, 2021 08:34am
Blaming the victim

Blaming the victim

It is all too easy to blame the woman for being raped. Updated 07 Apr, 2021 08:56am
Unceremonious departure

Unceremonious departure

Hafeez Sheikh’s humiliating exit is yet another example of a government completely losing its bearings. Updated 31 Mar, 2021 08:32am
Can the PDM survive?

Can the PDM survive?

The political immaturity of the two pretenders is quite apparent. Updated 24 Mar, 2021 02:01pm
A new battlefront

A new battlefront

The credibility of the electoral body is most critical for strengthening the democratic process in the country. Updated 17 Mar, 2021 08:09am