Muhammad Ashraf Azim

  • Houston reverberated with voluminous chants for the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Moodi. His newly won second term emboldened him to announce arrogantly, “everything is fine in India.” Yet it wasn’t. A country with 1.3 billion people has slipped from 133 in 2018 to 140 this year ...

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  • Who said we have a military coup?! We don’t have coups; we have a country of institutions that punishes anybody who defies democratic legitimacy, even if it was a democratic President.” This was scribbled by Thawra Thawra in a recent blog.  This was, undoubtedly, an expression of ...

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  • Pakistan is suffering from an acute image problem. No one disagrees and I would be the millionth person to do so. Look at the reports of terrorism emanating from our soil, splashed all across the global media; Pakistani passport being reduced to a document that raises eyebrows at airports rather ...

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  • The Doha talks have finally come after protracted parleys in the capitals of important countries, including USA, Pakistan, Afghanistan, France, Germany, Iran, Turkey, China, UK, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE. It has been an arduous journey where no one was ever sure about the destination. The war ...

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  • West Asia as a region has a long history of turbulence and instability. Many factors have compounded the continuously crisis-prone region; strategic, political, military, economic, demographic and resource related. This article would mostly dwell upon politico-strategic aspects that impinge upon ...

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