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Fool Me Twice? – Holding Talks With Taliban

Fool Me Twice? – Holding Talks With Taliban

In recent days, there have been several major developments in the (N)-League-led Government’s attempts to hold peace talks with factions […]

Sep 27, 2013     No Comments
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Chemical Weapons and the Recurring Nightmare

Chemical Weapons and the Recurring Nightmare

In 1925 a treatise called the Geneva Protocol, which prohibited and condemned the use of chemical and biological weapons, was […]

Sep 21, 2013     No Comments
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How Pak is Pakistan?

How Pak is Pakistan?

In Pakistan, we do two things in a discussion about the environment – either demonize Pakistan for being an environmentally […]

Jul 4, 2013     No Comments
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Obama Re-elected! Yay or nay for Pakistanis?

Obama Re-elected! Yay or nay for Pakistanis?

What does Obama’s re-election mean for us? Nothing.Absolutely nothing at all. It’s like re-running a movie like Thor: it’s drab […]

Nov 23, 2012     1 Comment
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The Idiocy of US Drone Attacks on Pakistan

The Idiocy of US Drone Attacks on Pakistan

Buzz. Buzz. The buzzing sound continues while you huddle in a quilt in a corner of the room, shivering. The […]

Oct 28, 2012     No Comments
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Pakistan-India Relations; Time to bury the hatchet?

Pakistan-India Relations; Time to bury the hatchet?

Remember, remember the 6th of September – when the sound of gunfire thundered in the walls, when the tap of […]

Sep 11, 2012     No Comments
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Pakistan is Turkey and Turkey is Pakistan; A role-model approach

Pakistan is Turkey and Turkey is Pakistan; A role-model approach

“My people are going to learn the principles of democracy, the dictates of truth, and the teachings of science,” he […]

Aug 29, 2012     2 Comments
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Iran and Pakistan initiate barter trade: A step back for civilization?

Iran and Pakistan initiate barter trade: A step back for civilization?

Iran is one of the world’s most politically isolated nations, with a notorious international reputation, and is currently under the […]

Aug 17, 2012     No Comments
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Seventy-eight for one: The Rohingya Ruckus

Seventy-eight for one: The Rohingya Ruckus

“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule,” said Buddha, a man who […]

Aug 4, 2012     1 Comment
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Revisiting The Forgotten Valley

Revisiting The Forgotten Valley

For an issue that once straddled Pakistan when it was a nascent state, that dominated the campaigns of politicians before […]

Jul 28, 2012     No Comments
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An Ironical Brotherhood

An Ironical Brotherhood

Imagine that you have a brother who has been part of the family since time immemorial. He shares your religion, […]

Jul 20, 2012     2 Comments
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The American Game

The American Game

Nothing could be more unpredictable, erratic and callous than the Pak – US relationship in recent years. The Pak – […]

Jul 12, 2012     No Comments
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