Sunday, March 24, 2019

Abdur Rahman I: Architect of Muslim Spain

By Akbar Ahmed The story of the origin of the greatest of the dynasties of Andalusia, Spain is as fantastic as if it were taken from the pages of The Thousand and One Nights. Abdur...

How an Iftar party led to killing of Mullah Fazlullah

By Baker Atyani Fazal Hayat, more commonly known as Mullah Fazlullah, the fugitive leader of the outlawed militant group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), was killed on June 13 by an American drone strike. Arab News can...

Aftermath of ‘Spy Chronicles’ – what next?

By Daud Khattak "This madness has to end," is the bottom line of the recently-published book "Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace" co-authored by former chief of the Indian Research and Analysis...

Middle East crisis and role of Russia

By Talmiz Ahmad President Donald Trump last week announced that the US would withdraw from the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran and re-impose sanctions that had been waived under the deal. He called the agreement...

State of Pakistani media

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan Doubts, one by one, are melting to intense electioneering heat. It seems that they would after all be held on July 25 notwithstanding former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's boycott of NAB...

Forthcoming water crisis for Pakistan

By Senator Rehman Malik Water is a basic necessity of life from the day one of human existence. The world entered into modern era with generation of energy, which is through oil and water. The...

Serious diminution in educated talent in Pakistan

By Dr. Ishrat Hussain There is little doubt the main driver of growth and shared prosperity in the 21st century is the knowledge economy. The evidence of this has already been demonstrated by Japan,...

Pakistan’s political bear hug with Russia

By Adnan Rehmat Pakistan offered Russia a "multidimensional strategic partnership" on the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic relationship on May 1, adding new depth to their entente in place of bilateral ties better known historically...

Why Hazaras ask – are we Pakistanis?

By Manzoor Ahmed Hazarvi In May this year, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, posed a fundamental question to the government of Pakistan--Are the Hazaras not Pakistani citizens? This question has profound...

NISP report: Startling revelations about terrorism

By Lal Khan Last week a new National Internal Security Policy (NISP) report for 2018-2023, formulated by over 120 experts and bureaucrats was released. It made some startling revelations: "The threat of transnational terrorism is...