May 23, 2017

Blogroll

Multilateralism: Hostage to Geo-Politics

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai is a strong supporter of One Belt One Road.

Outsiders can only facilitate but find solutions to Afghanistan's internal problems. It rests in the hands of the Afghan leadership only. Upping the ante in the cover of blame-game - like the recent tensions- will neither serve Afghan peoples nor benefit the region. Read More »

Macron Beats Le Pen, But Can He Lead France?

France's President-elect Emmanuel Macron. (OFFICIAL LEWEB PHOTOS, CC license)

Being president of France won't be easy for Emmanuel Macron. Without the support of an established political party, his legislative agenda may go nowhere fast. Read More »

Punish the Real Culprit(s)

Pakistani Prime Minister's Secretariat in Islamabad. (Wikimedia Commons)

Maryam Nawaz’s Trump-like tweets notwithstanding, the government seems to have started faltering finding scapegoats in continuing to filibuster punishing the real culprits. Read More »

Why Not Publish The JIT Report?

(Photo via Daily Times)

Hapless millions of Pakistanis do have a right to know what the joint investigation team found out and as to whether it concluded that the national security had been breached through the 'Dawn leaks'. Read More »

Why We Choose Terrible Passwords, And How to Fix Them

(Photo by Automobile Italia, CC license)

The first line of cyber defense is having a good password. What does research say about what that actually means? Read More »

Why is Venezuela Spiraling Out of Control?

Venezuela’s deep economic and social crisis shows no signs of abating. (Photo by  Rodrigo Suarez, CC license)

Opposition violence and the government’s increasing authoritarianism are both to blame. Read More »

Decriminalizing Pakistan’s Democracy

Prime Minister's secretariat in Islamabad. (Photo by Andrew Wiseman, CC license)

A distinction must be made between “preserving democracy” and saluting gangsters masquerading as “democrats” supposedly upholding the Constitution when they are actually blatantly misusing the state apparatus for themselves. Read More »

One Way Trump Went Big League in His First 100 Days

President Donald Trump at his inauguration in Washington DC on January 20. (Photo via video stream)

The stack of executive orders, proclamations and memoranda Trump has signed makes other presidents' stacks look puny. Read More »

Renewed Civil-Military Tensions in Pakistan

A tweet by the military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor rejecting government's action on the findings of an investigation into Dawn Leaks caused a firestorm in Pakistan.

Nothing could be more embarrassing for Pakistan than an openly expressed disagreement between the GHQ and the Prime Minister’s Office. Read More »

China’s Message to Neighbors

Gwader, the heart of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. (Photo by umairadeeb, CC license)

Chinese initiatives are rooted in a belief that trade and development alone can provide the much needed political stability to the region. Read More »