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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’ –...
Afghanistan- An Alternative Policy Paradigm

Afghanistan- An Alternative Policy Paradigm

With a new government in power in Pakistan it may be opportune to analyse our foreign policy with regard to two of our neighbours, Afghanistan and India and perhaps, develop an alternative narrative...
Any Optimism about US-Taliban Dialogues?

Any Optimism about US-Taliban Dialogues?

It’s surprising to know Taliban has set operations for its office in Doha, Qatar akin to Afghan embassy. Seems like, Taliban are official now, allowed to operate without any disguise or fear of...
Photo Blog: Suicide Bombing in Kandhar

Photo Blog: Suicide Bombing in Kandhar

    This is a sad picture of the Afghan men standing at the site of a suicide attack in Kandhar. While we Pakistanis have been a perpetual target of suicide bombing, how does the sight...
Of Regrets and Apologies

Of Regrets and Apologies

 “We are sorry for the losses suffered by the Pakistani military. We are committed to working closely with Pakistan and Afghanistan to prevent this from ever happening again”, said Hillary...
The Afghan Ball Game

The Afghan Ball Game

79’ Soviet war, Mullah Omar’s Taliban regime, the September 11 attacks, and now the 2014 pull out. –reminds of something- yes Afghanistan. Ironically though, its supposed that Pakistan has...
Reverence for the Holy Book

Reverence for the Holy Book

Are the Americans really that dumb? I mean after spending 11 years in the world’s most dangerous battlefield and dealing
Welcome to Karzai’s peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan

Welcome to Karzai’s peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan

With brilliance and bit of an India-educated graduate, he shot verbal hellfire missiles on Pakistan,
Youth’s Decision on the Future of Pak-US Relations

Youth’s Decision on the Future of Pak-US Relations

Pakistan stands for being a member of the comity of nations.Pakistan is an independent and sovereign nation which must break...
Can We Make Peace With The Taliban?

Can We Make Peace With The Taliban?

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has allegedly proposed to hold peace talks with the government. Although the government has denied any such effort, I can’t help but wonder – if such talks...