Zahid Hussain

Redefining national security

Redefining national security

Most important is the political will to take the hard decisions needed to change policy direction. Updated 12 Jan, 2022 07:49am
A dialogue to nowhere

A dialogue to nowhere

Muslim youth need education that can equip them to compete with the rest of the world. Updated 05 Jan, 2022 08:16am
The challenges ahead

The challenges ahead

A divided house and the galloping cost of living could further impact PTI’s shrinking political base. Updated 29 Dec, 2021 07:23am
Dealing with the Afghan crisis

Dealing with the Afghan crisis

The Taliban’s own inflexibility is obstructing progress on international legitimacy for the regime. Updated 22 Dec, 2021 09:27am
Resetting the system?

Resetting the system?

The man he has chosen to head Rehmatul-lil-Aalameen Authority does not appear to believe in democracy. Updated 15 Dec, 2021 07:37am
Inequality in vaccine access

Inequality in vaccine access

Scientists had made progress in developing vaccines against Covid. What will happen now? Updated 01 Dec, 2021 08:13am
On the brink of catastrophe

On the brink of catastrophe

The continuing international isolation of the Afghan Taliban has exacerbated the situation. Published 25 Nov, 2021 07:14am
Winds of change

Winds of change

It will be hard for the government on its own to keep the coalition working. Updated 17 Nov, 2021 07:34am
Making peace with militants

Making peace with militants

The ambiguity around the terms of negotiations has made the talks extremely controversial. Published 10 Nov, 2021 07:06am
The cost of surrender

The cost of surrender

The oft-repeated mantra of ‘establishing the writ of the state’ has become a joke. Updated 03 Nov, 2021 07:36am
State of surrender

State of surrender

What’s the difference between TLP’s religious extremism and the government’s encouragement of religiosity? Published 27 Oct, 2021 06:58am
System’s widening cracks

System’s widening cracks

The weakening of the democratic process and worsening governance will further increase the imbalance. Updated 13 Oct, 2021 07:39am
The Pandora Papers

The Pandora Papers

No one, however powerful, should escape accountability. Updated 06 Oct, 2021 08:30am
Appeasing terrorists

Appeasing terrorists

The policy of appeasement has not worked in the past and it certainly will not work now. Updated 22 Sep, 2021 08:46am
A great leap backward

A great leap backward

Courses appear to reinforce a closed mindset and have nothing to do with the requirements of a modern education system. Updated 15 Sep, 2021 08:03am
The Taliban challenge

The Taliban challenge

The most serious challenge for the Afghan Taliban is to maintain the unity within their ranks. Updated 08 Sep, 2021 08:19am
Afghan policy conundrum

Afghan policy conundrum

The Taliban leadership appears more circumspect about their victory than our ‘warrior’ ministers. Updated 01 Sep, 2021 08:19am
Ironies of a war of revenge

Ironies of a war of revenge

The war was already lost when the US sat across the table with the same insurgents it had sought to annihilate. Updated 25 Aug, 2021 08:47am