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Resolve the Prisoners Issue

Resolve the Prisoners Issue

  Afzal Guru a Kashmiri incarcerated in the notorious Tihar jail for allegedly storming the Indian parliament in December 2001 was hanged in the small hours of a cold winter morning early this...
New Chinese Leadership and its Foreign Policy

New Chinese Leadership and its Foreign Policy

We in Pakistan claim China as our ‘all weather’ friend but ask anybody in the streets of Islamabad, Lahore or Karachi, who rules this friendly country and you’ll turn up a blank. Even the media...
American Elections and Pakistan

American Elections and Pakistan

Jamsheed Marker, Pakistan’s one time ambassador to the US records in his memoirs that General Zia-ul-Haq, once made a very apt observation about the impact of the American system of elections on...
An Impregnable Defence

An Impregnable Defence

During the 1965 War I was an eight year old schoolboy.  I still remember the thrill and excitement of those heady days. Being the son of an air force officer, I had a ringside view of the war. We...
Wind Of Change- PAK US Relationships

Wind Of Change- PAK US Relationships

  The inevitable has happened. President Barack Obama has decided to block aid to Pakistan. Only time will tell, how this New Year decision will affect Pakistan in the long run? A trust deficit...
The Massacre at Salala and its Implications

The Massacre at Salala and its Implications

To be honest this is not the first time that Pakistan- US relationship has hit rock bottom.
Arab Spring, the Arab Revolt and Imperial Interests

Arab Spring, the Arab Revolt and Imperial Interests

The most useful thing about a principle is that it can always be sacrificed to expediency. W. Somerset Maugham Depending on who writes the future history, the year 2011 could be remembered for the...
Can ISI really help US in Haqqani Issue?

Can ISI really help US in Haqqani Issue?

Among one of ISI’s most prized possessions is a piece of the defunct Berlin Wall. This craggy concrete piece, no larger than a stone that boys hurl against occupation forces in Kashmir and...