Zahid Hussain

Recognising Israel

Recognising Israel

The thaw in the Middle East comes at a time when the Israeli PM is expanding Jewish settlements. Updated 25 Nov, 2020 09:16am
Talking to the establishment

Talking to the establishment

This situation cannot be corrected by getting the establishment more deeply involved in politics. Updated 18 Nov, 2020 09:19am
Global Trumpism lives on

Global Trumpism lives on

The election has reinforced the view that American populism is there to stay and may even take a more aggressive turn. Updated 11 Nov, 2020 09:28am
No change in Afghan policy

No change in Afghan policy

Biden and Trump are determined to extricate America from a no-win war that has cost the superpower more than a trillion dollars. Updated 04 Nov, 2020 08:02am
A national dialogue

A national dialogue

There is a need for a new political charter and a framework for institutional democracy. Updated 28 Oct, 2020 08:09am
A precarious situation

A precarious situation

The PM has the rare quality of pushing everyone into the opposition camp. Updated 21 Oct, 2020 09:55am
Paucity of leadership

Paucity of leadership

A sense of entitlement can be discerned on both sides of the political divide. Published 17 Oct, 2020 07:05am
Anti-state mantra

Anti-state mantra

Criticising the establishment for wrong policies and excesses doesn’t make anyone anti-state. Updated 07 Oct, 2020 08:16am
THE RISE OF  THE OPPOSITION?

THE RISE OF THE OPPOSITION?

Does the newly formed PDM have the street power, the tenacity and, most of all, the unity to force a hybrid regime to its knees? Updated 04 Oct, 2020 12:05pm
Autumn of discontent

Autumn of discontent

A characteristic of hybrid rule is the duality of power, and that has its own perils. Published 30 Sep, 2020 07:18am
Pitfalls after the MPC

Pitfalls after the MPC

Most parties at the multiparty conference have played into the hands of the establishment when it suited their interests. Published 23 Sep, 2020 07:41am
Of crime and punishment

Of crime and punishment

The motorway rape case has exposed once again the failure of our law-enforcement and legal systems. Updated 16 Sep, 2020 08:32am
Battle for Karachi

Battle for Karachi

The political tussle between the PPP and PTI is obstructing plans to transform Pakistan’s economic hub. Updated 09 Sep, 2020 09:33am
A voice of moderation

A voice of moderation

There was no mincing of words. He dared to express what others avoided saying. Updated 26 Aug, 2020 10:07am
PTI's two-year record

PTI's two-year record

There is no sign yet of the government’s capability to take rational decisions on critical issues. Published 19 Aug, 2020 09:13am
The two-year record

The two-year record

There is no sign yet of the government’s capability to take rational decisions on critical issues. Updated 19 Aug, 2020 09:13am
Intra-Afghan peace talks

Intra-Afghan peace talks

In a situation where two sides have long been locked in war, it’s never easy to agree to a political transition. Published 12 Aug, 2020 07:20am
Kashmir’s cry for freedom

Kashmir’s cry for freedom

The unending inhuman blockade and repression have had a serious effect on the population. Published 05 Aug, 2020 07:57am
Regional militant sanctuaries

Regional militant sanctuaries

An estimated 6,000 to 6,500 Pakistani terrorists are operating from their bases in Afghanistan. Updated 29 Jul, 2020 09:11am