Haroon Riaz

  • TAfter Obama’s weak reaction to the Russian interference in the Syrian civil war, the Russian annexation of Crimea, the world started wondering about an American leadership on the back foot. The more hawkish of commentators even saw this as the beginning of the end of the American Empire or at ...

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  • TNarendra Modi made history by becoming the first sitting Indian prime minister to visit Israel. We already know that India has been a buyer of Israeli arms in the recent years, but this visit goes far beyond anything we have ever seen in the history of their relations. Modi and Netanyahu brought ...

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  • TThere is very little doubt that the US-Arab Summit was a vulgar display of power and malice on the part of Saudi Arabia and the United States primarily. There is also very little doubt that the conference where Pakistan had to ensure its attendance was an openly anti-Iran in its agenda. All of this ...

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  • TThe latest provocative Dawn story about the CPEC might as well be a pack of lies, but what about things unfolding right in front of our eyes? It is very hard, and almost feels immoral, to remain silent at the Interior Minister’s crusade against dissenting bloggers and social media ...

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  • TThe recent blown-out-of-proportion episode of Dawn Leaks saw the civilian leadership reprimand the military for not being tough enough against Islamist militant outfits. However, the recent tirade by the Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan, makes you wonder if they need to give a ...

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  • TThe world may appear to be sharply divided among the far left and the far right on the social media, and even on the mainstream media these days. However, you could make the case that with the election of Emmanuel Macron as the French President, some hope has been revived in centrism and globalist ...

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  • TAs I continue to age, I have learned something very important about politics. A lot of our ridiculous, unwavering, uncompromising political positions come out of ignorance and being completely out of touch. This is something that has made me appreciate people evolving politically over the years and ...

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  • TWe all know that the blasphemy law is supposed to punish the offenders who desecrate the good name of God and the Prophet, or commit a similar offense against religion. And there is really no doubt that blaspheming against holy persons and entities is indicative of a lack of sensitivity and regard ...

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  • TIn a saner world, or let me rephrase that even before I begin… In the real world, such behavior is easily considered to be mentally unstable. A serious problem. Yes, even in Pakistan. On an evidently non-violent trigger, anger fits so severe that you end up possibly and at times actually ...

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