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Zahid Hussain

Facing a hybrid war

Facing a hybrid war

Instead of addressing the root causes, we often tend to raise the bogey of a ‘foreign hand’. Published Apr 25, 2018 07:09am
Coercing the media

Coercing the media

Punitive actions against the press will only sharpen polarisation and encourage non-professionalism. Updated Apr 18, 2018 09:18am
The awakening

The awakening

It is the Pakhtun age of enlightenment; an age of rejection of obscurantism and oppression. Published Apr 11, 2018 06:48am
Reforming Saudi Arabia

Reforming Saudi Arabia

Many observers warn that things could implode if the Saudi crown prince moves too fast on his reform agenda. Updated Apr 04, 2018 10:44am
Messy run-up to the elections

Messy run-up to the elections

A serious crisis is waiting to happen on the eve of the general elections the outcome of which is hard to predict. Updated Mar 28, 2018 10:59am
The new power troika

The new power troika

The security establishment and the courts have asserted themselves to distort the balance of power. Updated Mar 14, 2018 09:30am
From disgrace to supreme leader

From disgrace to supreme leader

It will still be Nawaz Sharif calling the shots. This dichotomy of power within the party may have its own perils. Updated Feb 28, 2018 12:52pm
Battle to no end

Battle to no end

There are many hurdles in the way for Nawaz Sharif to cross. His legal battle is far from over. Published Feb 21, 2018 02:55am
Who’s afraid of Asma Jahangir?

Who’s afraid of Asma Jahangir?

Asma’s courage has been recognised here and abroad, notwithstanding the vitriol spewed by regressive forces. Published Feb 14, 2018 07:12am
Dangerous collision

Dangerous collision

Whenever the apex court has tried to assert itself, it has faced a backlash from the executive. Published Feb 07, 2018 06:59am
Afghan war turns bloodier

Afghan war turns bloodier

It seems that the Afghan Taliban and IS are in a race to massacre the most people. Published Jan 31, 2018 03:44am
A licence to kill

A licence to kill

It is not just about Rao Anwar. He is a product of a system that sanctions extra-legal actions. Published Jan 24, 2018 07:12am
The empire strikes back

The empire strikes back

There is an opportunity for unelected elements to further weaken Nawaz Sharif’s position. Updated Jan 17, 2018 07:42am
Jilted lover syndrome

Jilted lover syndrome

The Trump administration now seeks to extend the Afghan war well inside Pakistan. Published Jan 10, 2018 07:33am
The Saudi factor

The Saudi factor

It appears that the Saudi rulers have put their weight behind Shahbaz Sharif. Published Jan 03, 2018 07:18am
The missing element

The missing element

Despite claims to the contrary, the backs of terrorist outfits were not completely broken in the year gone by Published Jan 01, 2018 03:37pm
The most tragic death

The most tragic death

Benazir Bhutto’s loss was more than that of a political leader. Updated Dec 27, 2017 07:54am
The growing wall of distrust

The growing wall of distrust

It is hard to find anyone in the Afghan capital willing to speak in favour of Pakistan. Published Dec 20, 2017 07:03am