Pakistan's politicians are shooting themselves in the foot
Reliance on the army and indulging it in its constant demands for power have worked against institutional growth, so vital to establishing the foundations of a country
'Comprehensive operation' in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: War is coming like a whirlwind in Pakistan
Pakistan's Cabinet Committee on National Security has issued notice that it is set to launch an “all-out comprehensive operation” against terrorism in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Such operations don’t come cheap, not to mention taking a toll on the army
Pakistan in peril: Political and economic turmoil fuel worries over nuclear safety
Pakistan has always faced threats arising from within itself, and it is crucial for its leaders to acknowledge this reality and take necessary steps to address the internal turmoil
Ticking ‘Doomsday Clock’: How Russia's suspension of New START Treaty can be a threat to world's nuclear security
If START lapses, there is now not a single confidence building measure between the US and Russia for the first time in nearly half a century. And this is between powers who are in effect and on the ground – at war with each other
As China expands its farm footprint abroad, nations push back against Beijing's intentions
China's actions often have a harmful impact on the countries that receive its support, sometimes leading them to near-poverty
Pakistan economic crisis: Military, political leadership cut sorry figures as Islamabad drowns in debt
Pakistan’s tumultuous history has seen it hovering on the brink of crisis several times, but this is the first time it's slipping into possible default
Pakistan risks China's ire over renewed bonhomie with US but nothing changes for India on ground
The present US wooing of Pakistan is essentially an effort to keep the Pakistan Army engaged, and in ensuring access to what is after all, a highly dangerous situation
How Pakistan and China are cosying up to Putin’s Russia and yet don’t mind arming Ukraine
Despite its apparent pro-Russia stand, Pakistan still plays by the Western rulebook. As for China, it continues to remain hydra-headed, simultaneously being with Russia and the West
Hafiz Saeed's 'ten-year jail sentence' is an eyewash; LeT chief remains emblem of Pakistani duplicity
Saeed has been in and out of house arrest since 2008, with the courts setting him free after the State seemed unable to frame charges
Imran Khan unlikely to go, but Pakistan Army's China-like arrogance towards Opposition should give India pause
A Pakistan that is effectively a banana Republic is not in New Delhi's interest. A stable enemy is far better than one unhinged
Iran ending Indian role in Chabahar rail project isn't death knell, but wake-up call for New Delhi
In sum, it seems Iran is staging a China-inspired bite-back at India, at a time when New Delhi is pushing out a Chinese app one day and a company on the next
Galwan Valley clash: From Taiwan and WHO to border infrastructure in Ladakh, theories abound on what triggered China to escalate border row
No one should assume that official India knows very much more than is evident, particularly not whether Beijing is willing to risk war over the issue.
The India-China-US dance: Three questions New Delhi must answer in order to balance its geopolitical equations
Donald Trump's offer to 'mediate' between India and China took everyone by surprise, as did his claim to having spoken to Narendra Modi on the issue
India should go back to negotiating table with Taliban, but without abandoning Kabul in forthcoming intra-Afghan talks
Though India has more faith in Abdullah Abdullah, rather than the mercurial Ghani, its fundamental operating principle has been that a legitimate government should be central to talks, and not a sideshow.
Imran Khan tests negative for COVID-19, but virus of radicalism permeating through Pakistan complicates challenge posed by pandemic
Imran Khan’s now solid reputation of being a ‘U-turn man’ doesn’t completely explain his support to the religious groupings to carry on with Ramzan. That can only be explained by some systemic factors that are peculiar to Pakistan.
Despite rising coronavirus cases in Pakistan, Islamabad continues terror missions in Kashmir, seeks to fuel Khalistan movement
As much of the world is occupied with the pandemic, a new war with not just political, but social overtones is being launched to denude and destroy India’s border areas.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Pakistan Army steps in to battle COVID-19 but imposes information blockade to hide lack of preparedness, high casualties
As numbers climbed, Prime Minister Khan continued to oppose a complete lockdown, on the grounds that the poor would suffer.
Narendra Modi brings together SAARC leaders over coronavirus: Move positions India as regional leader, garners brownie points in tough times
By calling a meeting of SAARC nations on the coronavirus pandemic, India managed to position itself once again as the leading power in the region.
Pakistan vulnerable to another coup after SC hold on General Qamar Javed Bajwa's extension puts army in direct confrontation with Imran Khan
There is the someone who moved the Peshawar High Court against the extension of the General on the grounds that he is a Qadiani.
Pakistan in flux, Imran in trouble as Nawaz prepares to exit stage left; time for new blood to enter politics
One may wish Nawaz Sharif a very speedy recovery. This is not a man who has ever gone down without a fight. But it may be, that it is time for a new generation to enter the political mess that is Pakistan.