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  • Pakistan Destination Terror Or Tolerance?

    February 12, 2011 12:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    In the wake of Salman Taseer’s assassination earlier this month, Pakistan’s precarious position as a partner in the global war on terror is laid bare. It is time for Pakistani leaders and international partners to move decisively against this atmosphere... View Article

  • Thoughts on SALMAN TASEER’S Assassination

    January 22, 2011 1:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The assassination of Salman Taseer, the liberal Governor of Punjab, by one of his police security guards at an Islamabad shopping centre on January 4, because of the Governor’s criticism of the blasphemy law draws attention once again to the... View Article

  • Taxation in Pakistan Survival Of The Richest

    October 30, 2010 4:34 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    In a country where 33 percent live below the poverty line, and where the state has a tax-to-GDP ratio of 10 percent, apathy and inability to work toward reducing poverty are fundamental, leaving progress a distant pipe dream for those... View Article

  • Countdown in Afghanistan Nightmare Of The Past?

    October 23, 2010 3:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    In another three months, US President Barack Obama will make one more review of the situation in Afghanistan. The December review of strategy, one of the many that he has made trying new strategies, is expected to focus on American... View Article

  • Bangladesh Feel For The Stones When Crossing The River

    October 9, 2010 10:43 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    “Feel for the stones when crossing the river” is an old Chinese strategic saying. Mao Zedong used this philosophy in his own strategies, and it has been used in his strategic writings. It is a caution to a commander or... View Article

  • Misplaced Wisdom? Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Pakistan’s Chief of the Army Staff, has been given a three-year extension.

    August 14, 2010 11:38 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, who will be completing his three-year tenure as Pakistan’s Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) on November 28, 2010, has been given a three-year extension by the civilian government of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. He... View Article

  • India-Pakistan Foreign Minister-Level Talks Qureshi Spoils A Great Opportunity

    August 7, 2010 12:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The July 16 talks between Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad went from a few hours to many more hours. The press waited for more than six hours to be addressed... View Article

  • South Asia Balancing Between Strategic Importance And Economic Boom

    July 31, 2010 1:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The time tested maxim that history as a harsh narrator tells us repeatedly that maintaining friendly relations, peace and development cooperation between neighbouring countries is much harder than fighting wars, stands quite relevant of India’s relations with its immediate neighbours... View Article

  • Anatomy of Bangladesh Opposition Hasina Must Act

    July 17, 2010 2:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Recent reports in the Bangladesh media have raised very serious questions on the terrorist arms of the Bangladesh opposition political party, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JEI).             It was reported that the new chief or Amir of the terrorist organisation Jamatul Mujahidin... View Article