The US’ ‘interests’ tilt it towards ‘establishment’
The US is likely to favour the rule of ‘establishment’ or through its proxies in Pakistan rather than maverick politician Imran Khan Grandfather of realpolitik and the man who defined the US art of foreign diplomacy, Henry Kissinger, said about the Iran-Iraq war, “It's a pity both sides can't lose”. Despite...
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Warring officials lower the narrative
The government servants must realize that their mandate is to serve people; fighting amongst themselves hardly elevates their status Inter-services turf wars and rivalries between various governmental ‘services’, is an old hat. Given that there is an invariable overlap of responsibilities, duties, and perceived ‘fiefdoms’ amongst the various services, a sense...
Time Pakistan rejiged its credo
Pakistan is in deep trouble, but most of its problems were invented by its own ruling elite. It is a case study in how not to run a country The socio-economic-security crisis in Pakistan is unprecedented with the official annualized inflation soaring upwards of 35%, and the severe ‘corrective’ measures insisted...
A tale of two nations poles apart
Pakistan and Bangladesh charted their course differently, while former was fixated with the ‘two nation theory’ latter adopted a liberal approach Two nations emerged from non-contiguous territories in 1971, one willingly and the other unwillingly, after violently disproving a religion-based assumption i.e., the ‘two-nation theory’ that beset the ‘Idea of Pakistan’....
Resetting India Egypt relations
Inviting President of Egypt as the chief guest at Republic day parade can usher in a new era in Indo Egyptian relations President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt made an interesting choice as the Chief Guest for the 74th Republic Day Parade, a first-ever from an Arab country. The choice is...
Jacinda Ardern is a true Gandhian
Jacinda Ardern New Zealand’s outgoing PM stands tall among the leaders of her ilk who stood for human values & renounced power voluntarily In a world full of unhinged politicians, reckless ambitions, and amoral shortsightedness, New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern stood out like a colossus. For a distant and tiny country with...
USA gets the taste of ‘Samosa’ caucus
With influencial Indian Diaspora, Indian point of view gets more pronounced in the policy decisions in the US. India is not complaining Bipartisan pressure groups are not unknown in democracies, as the personal backgrounds or similarly held beliefs and concerns, can cut across partisan lines. These formal or informal caucuses are...
Pak’s metastasizing Insurgents
The internal conflicts in Pakistan are getting more pronounced with time with Baloch and Pashtuns vying for their identity and power British colonists had deployed a formula to deal with the restive swathes that constitute modern Pakistan i.e., ‘Rule the Punjabis, intimidate the Sindhis, buy the Pashtun, and honour the Baloch’....