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General Hamid Gul: The Bin Laden In Boots

General Hamid Gul: The Bin Laden In Boots

Aug 23, 2015

General Hamid Gul was the military equivalent of Osama bin Laden who died with his boots on and blood of the innocents on his hands.

Soft Coup, Hard Reset?

Soft Coup, Hard Reset?

Aug 21, 2014

It's Nawaz Sharif's decision to continue the judicial proceedings against Musharraf that remain at the heart of the current crisis, the ultimate beneficiary of which would be the military establishment

Beware The Holy Warriors

Beware The Holy Warriors

Aug 06, 2014

One of the most detailed accounts of the doctrine(s), strategy, tactics and goals of the Pakistani Salafi jihadist enterprise Markaz Dawa’-wal-Irshad (MID), the terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and its parent outfit Jama’t-ud-Dawa (JuD)

The US Think Tank Debate

The US Think Tank Debate

Jul 11, 2013

Has the ISI infiltrated US think tanks? A recent media report opens an interesting debate about the Pakistani intelligence agency ostensibly leveraging the United States think tanks' clout to further its agenda.

Where Is The Fountainhead Of Jihad?

Where Is The Fountainhead Of Jihad?

May 02, 2013

A tremendous compendium of information on local, regional and global dimensions and designs of the HQN known to date.

The Professor's Dilemma

The Professor's Dilemma

Mar 14, 2013

Seeking a swift solution to the problems of his beloved people, when there are no easy answers

A Legend By Any Definition

A Legend By Any Definition

Dec 11, 2012

Mohammad Yousuf Khan, a.k.a Dilip Kumar, or ‘Daleep’ Kumar’s 90th birthday is also being celebrated in Peshawar today

Frenemies Forever

Frenemies Forever

Nov 29, 2012

Without Pakistan reversing the reverse strategic depth it has given to the jihadists all this talk of ‘paradigm shift’ will remain hogwash.

His Master’s Voice

His Master’s Voice

Sep 06, 2012

So we are back to medieval times and the medieval discourse whether music is halaal (permissible) in Islam or is explicitly haraam (forbidden).

 The 'New Pakistan'

The 'New Pakistan'

Aug 03, 2012

Pakistan remains a country where the India-oriented Punjabi jihadists rule the roost and religious minorities continue to be hounded and eliminated physically.

Beyond Borders

Beyond Borders

Jul 25, 2012

In 1969, people from Peshawar descended on Kabul in droves to watch Aradhana. And when Rajesh Khanna died, notwithstanding a few rants, Pakistanis also mourned the demise of the prince of passion.

A Lesson You Won’t Forget

A Lesson You Won’t Forget

Jun 13, 2012

It purports to actually put forth a unique and authentic perspective on the Taliban (their ‘aesthetic dimension’), but there is remarkably little that has been done to introduce the original 'poems'.

For A Few Dollars More

For A Few Dollars More

May 25, 2012

From Jinnah To GHQ: Not much has changed in 65 years in Pakistani thinking but what has changed is that Pakistan is no longer a geopolitical pivot.

Judging The Judges

Judging The Judges

Apr 19, 2012

The people of Pakistan had helped restore the present judiciary through great sacrifice in blood and treasure. The HRCP and ICJ reports serve as a reminder that their job is not done yet.

Descent Into Repackaging

Descent Into Repackaging

Apr 11, 2012

Ahmed Rashid's latest book would end up disappointing the serious and casual reader both.

A Series Of Unfortunate Events - II

A Series Of Unfortunate Events - II

Dec 08, 2011

The Pakistani foreign policy elite must stop projecting Taliban terrorists as peacemakers lest they intend to unleash another series of unfortunate events in the region just like the 1990s.

A Series Of Unfortunate Events

A Series Of Unfortunate Events

Dec 01, 2011

Memogate, an ambassador's resignation and appointment, and an openly confrontational approach by Pakistan since the NATO attack in Mohmand Agency are not a knee-jerk response...

Between Memo And Military

Between Memo And Military

Nov 23, 2011

Was it the alleged memo or was it the consistent advocacy of civilian supremacy, first as a scholar and then as an envoy, which earned Haqqani the junta’s wrath and cost him his job?

Silence Of The Liberal Lambs

Silence Of The Liberal Lambs

Aug 08, 2011

Why would a supposedly liberal op-ed writer blatantly paint an aggrieved minority as an aggressive fifth column of a hostile neighbour? And why should such a portrayal encounter sounds of silence instead of being called out as calumny?

A Thousand And One Tales Of Terror

A Thousand And One Tales Of Terror

Jun 23, 2011

Saleem’s gruesome death triggered a series of protests in Pakistan that seem to be drawing attention away from his important book, despite its flaws

Minorities Under Siege

Minorities Under Siege

Sep 09, 2010

The suggestion, even if well-intended, that the communities being targeted by terrorists should voluntarily restrict their activities in the open, could have far-reaching adverse consequences.

Into Our Town The Hangman Came

Into Our Town The Hangman Came

Jun 04, 2010

'And we wondered, whenever we had the time / Who the criminal, what the crime / ... And sun by sun, and night by night / The gallows grew to monstrous height...'

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