Monday, March 30, 2020

Remember the silver linings!

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan Shakespeare’s Ides of March seems to be finally visiting us—nay the world—with its multifaceted devastations in death and human misery.  By the time and whenever Coronovirus catastrophic...

Lessons from China on Coronavirus pandemic

By Javed Hafeez Coronavirus has spread like a forest fire in many parts of the world. With the death toll almost at 12,000 people, it is the most serious epidemic to...

Coronavirus: What Pakistan can learn from other nations?

By Ayesha Ijaz Khan As the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak shifts from Asia to Europe, it is instructive to compare how different countries have reacted to the global pandemic. In...

The enormous transformation of the Afghan Taliban

By Rustom Shah Mohmand The US- Taliban agreement has at last been signed triggering hope for long-awaited peace in war-torn Afghanistan. By all accounts, the signing is a historic breakthrough-- but it...

The unstoppable Aurat March

By Rasul Bakhsh Rais The more you suppress the higher they rise in their struggle for rights, equality, and justice. This is a somewhat heartening story of Pakistan’s feminist movement that has...

Trump’s post peace accord initiatives

By Zahid Hussain The telephonic conversation between President Donald Trump and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban chief negotiator has indeed been reassuring. The possibility of the 18-year long US war coming...

USA – Taliban deal: Truce or another game plan?

By Senator Rehman Malik USA – Taliban deal is still underway after 19 years but such deals are complicated due to multiple underlying factors. I as former...

From March ’88 to Feb 29

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan I remember that it was March 1988 when multi- faceted process was initiated to reversing events of far-reaching consequences that finally culminated in Doha accord of February 29,...

Trump in India: Reinforcing Indo-Pacific Strategy

By Salman Bashir President Trump’s two-day visit to India last week was an extraordinary gesture by an American President in his election year.  Neither domestic political reasons nor US business interests at this...

USA – Afghan deal vs Pak trial in FATF

By Senator Rehman Malik THE world media is reporting a deal having been brokered between USA and Afghanistan — a love-hate relationship at the best of times. Afghanistan turned out to be...