Analysis & Commentary

The Sharifs of Ram Gully day Naal Aali Gully
August 23, 2017

First, as “Mian duaani aala” because he used to bribe the peons outside the government offices with a “Two Anna Coin”…

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The Great Game and Afghanistan: Eleven Point Agenda for Pakistan
August 23, 2017

Following the announcement of Trump’s new plan for Afghanistan, which is basically the old plan packaged as new with a topping…

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Kudashev Is No Kadakin, But That’s A Good Thing
August 23, 2017

The new Russian Ambassador to India, Nikolai Kudashev, is a Chinese-speaking career diplomat who’s a far cry away from the Indophile…

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Indo-Pak Maritime Power Struggle
August 20, 2017

Indian Ocean serves as linkage spot for global Sea Lines of Communications (SLOCs) emerging from both hemispheres. Presence of oil rich…

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Pakistan’s Serendipitous Chance In Syria
August 19, 2017

Pakistan has a serendipitous chance to greatly expand its growing Eurasian influence through skillfully taking advantage of the Syrian fallout from…

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Answering Nawaz Sharif’s BBC Interview
August 18, 2017

A protégé of General Ghulam Jilani and a product of General Zia’s martial law, Nawaz Sharif never tires of lecturing us…

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Pakistan Needs to Shed Its Delusions on Afghanistan
August 8, 2017

For decades, Pakistanis have been told that Afghanistan is a “brotherly Islamic country” with cultural and people-to-people ties with Pakistan. For…

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Sham Democracy
August 3, 2017

I was not going to comment on what all has happened, taking satisfaction in that it simply happened. Yet seeing the…

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Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and Terrorist Association
July 26, 2017

Islamic State – Khorasan (ISKP) has become quite active in recent days, in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. Granted, we expect them…

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Kicking Terrorists Ass & Winning
July 26, 2017

For years, Pakistan has been told by the governments in Washington DC to “do more” against terrorism. But the fact is…

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