September, 2023

  • 26 September

    Book Review: The Tribal Pakhtun as ‘Fixer’

    Going by the warlike history of the region, journalism and the fixer within it become “short term slavery” in the service of relentless imperialist forces that have long kept the region unstable.

July, 2020

  • 3 July

    Book Review: The New Himalayan Great Game

    Timely new book warns India and China about dangerous manipulations in the Buddhist Himalaya.

March, 2020

  • 1 March

    Book Review: Blood Over Different Shades of Green

    Revisiting history is often pain-some and requires a clear mind devoid of prejudice, ability to understand both sides of the coin and, above all, a sight that is agenda-less.

October, 2018

  • 5 October

    Hybrid Warfare

    This new form of warfare avoiding a clear differentiation between war and peace, soldiers and civilians is practices by all sides of the different divides. The US definition characterizes Hybrid Warfare as “Synchronized use of multiple instruments of power tailored to specific vulnerabilities across the full spectrum of societal functions to achieve synergistic effects.”

September, 2018

  • 24 September

    A Riveting Account of Establishment’s Politics

    Almost all Pakistani military and civilian leaders have applied the security prism to view and fight off domestic and external challenges. No sincere attempt has been visible to recast the nation through a regime anchored in the rule of law, fundamental rights, and the push for people-focused governance.

September, 2017

  • 29 September

    The Long, Troubled History of UN Peacekeeping in Africa

    On September 18, 2017 UN Secretary General António Guterres said that sexual exploitation and abuse must end. Guterres spoke of the need for the UN to lead the way in eliminating the use of power and authority to engage in sexual exploitation. Speaking specifically of the UN, the secretary general acknowledged that both civilians and uniformed personnel of the UN had perpetrated …

January, 2016

  • 16 January

    Book Review: The Honest Season by Kota Neelima

    ‘The Honest Season’ audaciously reveals the inner political-power dynamics taking place behind the closed doors of Indian Parliament, exposing the nexus between politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen, that are slowly eating away the palpable pillars of Indian democracy.

December, 2015

  • 7 December

    India: A Few Reasons to Revisit the Book

    Pakistan's former foreign minister says he is at a loss to understand why he did not have an opportunity of interacting with M.K. Narayanan when the latter was India's National Security Adviser.

September, 2015

  • 7 September

    Book Review: Cheegha — A Call from Waziristan

    A fascinating account of life in one of the most turbulent regions of the world. Cheegha unlocks the many mysteries about North Waziristan and challenges the many perceptions about its people, culture, traditions and code of life.

July, 2014

  • 24 July

    Book Review: Beyond Fracking Revolution

    A new book evaluates whether natural gas is a 'transitional fuel' to a low-carbon future—or perhaps, more like a methadone addiction that's tearing apart rural communities.