Javid Husain

  • TChief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s recent visit to Iran is a portent of a positive turn of direction in Pakistan-Iran relations. It was the first visit to Iran by a Pakistani COAS in more than two decades. Pervez Musharraf’s visits to Iran in December, 1999 and June, ...

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  • TAn overview of the evolution of democracy in Pakistan leads one to the inescapable conclusion that it has been a case of two steps forward, one step backward with the democratic and anti-democratic forces led by renegade elements of the deep state arrayed against each other. Despite the strongly ...

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  • TOne of the most important tasks facing Pakistan’s policy makers is the management of Pakistan-US relations in the nation’s best interests, keeping in view the evolving security environment at global and regional levels. This is hardly surprising considering the fact that the US by any ...

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  • T“It was the rise of Athens and the fear that this instilled in Sparta that made war inevitable.” – Greek historian Thucydides The defining feature of the 21st century would be the rivalry between the US and the rapidly rising China, which will pose a growingly potent challenge to ...

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  • TPakistan is currently confronted with growing internal and external challenges with serious implications for its long-term prosperity and security. Internally, the country, after Nawaz Sharif’s ouster from power following a controversial Supreme Court judgment arrived at through controversial ...

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  • TPakistan’s history is a story of missed goals, squandered opportunities, and a loss of vision or a long-term sense of direction. It was supposed to be a state based on Islam’s progressive; ideals encouraging dynamism and pursuit of knowledge, and offering full protection to non-Muslims ...

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  • TPresident Trump’s recent announcement of the new Afghanistan policy has belied expectations that the US would bring about changes to correct the past mistakes and encourage the peace process in the country. It appears that because of the pressure from the Pentagon and the generals, who now ...

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  • TIt seems Pakistan’s establishment suffers from a ten-year itch to change the governmental system in the country. If one looks at Pakistan’s 70-year history, one is struck by the amazing regularity with which the governments in Pakistan have been overthrown or radically changed at ...

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  • TA relentless pursuit of the Panama leaks issue by Imran Khan, prolonged but at times procedurally flawed investigation, and a unanimous but controversial decision by a five-member Supreme Court bench finally led to the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif from the membership of the National Assembly ...

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