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The Mansoor Ijaz Matrix

The Mansoor Ijaz Matrix

Modern militaries call it net-centricity: the ability to look at and control a battle-space as an interconnected entity where primary approaches as well as several alternatives could all lead to the...
Let the Letter Be Written, Mr President

Let the Letter Be Written, Mr President

Let the letter be written, Mr President, for your party which was founded for the people on a social welfare platform. Let it be, so that this People’s Party can survive beyond the histrionics of...
The Whispering Coup

The Whispering Coup

I am the aspirin which you think will absolve your governance headaches..
A New Breed of Soldiers

A New Breed of Soldiers

There is a new breed of soldiers in Pakistan. They wear suits to work. Immaculate suits with not-too-loud ties and perfect knots. On rainy days, they even wear overcoats. Leather jackets and stubbles...
Zardari’s Counter-Insurgency

Zardari’s Counter-Insurgency

In effect, Babar Awan would sing, tweet and scream; Haqqani would play the good-servant and fall on his sword; and Jahangir..