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Drones:Making War in the Name of Peace

Drones:Making War in the Name of Peace

Let us be clear: there can be no justifiable condemnation of a strike that takes out a terrorist who does not appear to be very flexible in his demands and is responsible for inflicting violence,...
Karachi’s Quandary

Karachi’s Quandary

The theatre was staged as follows. Five Supreme Court judges sat in a line. From left to right, their respective visages could not look more distinct. One sat with a thick set of salt-and-pepper...
Is Alqeada Dead or Thriving?

Is Alqeada Dead or Thriving?

‘Because of the service and sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform, the war in Iraq is over. The war in Afghanistan is ending. Al Qaeda is on the run. Osama bin Laden is dead’ –...
Policing Terrorism in Pakistan

Policing Terrorism in Pakistan

SHO Mohib Ullah served in one of the most volatile cities infamous for the presence of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. But Mohib Ullah was little known outside his station of duty....
Ode to the Whistleblower

Ode to the Whistleblower

“Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and...