Monthly Archives: February, 2021

The Domino Effect

While many myths nurtured by India have imploded, its course of self-destruction continues as does the danger that it presents for the region, and the world

PTI Treading Water

Does the PTI government appear to be getting back on track during the second-half of its five-year term

A Tale of Two Pakistans

Offering takeaways from success stories around the world, Kazim Saeed offers a solution to bridging the wide gap between the two Pakistans

The Rise of the Dragon

Ali Mahmood traces the genesis of China’s phenomenal success

The Broadsheet Saga: A test case for the government or the opposition?

The most recent one to hit headlines is the Broadsheet Scandal, which has further exposed the rot in our politics and the lack of capacity and inefficiency of our institutions, including the National Accountability Bureau.


A General Dilemma

The military leadership once again stands as the deciding force. Whatever steps the military leadership takes or does not take from now, will have a direct bearing on the future of Pakistan — good or bad. The ball is in their court

July 2022

Open Magazine

Farewell My Friend

Mentor, friend, family and man of many parts, Khalid Hameed Farooqi’s demise leaves the world a sadder place

To talk or continue fighting with TTP?

Peace is always a preferred option, but it only works if enforced from a position of strength, with ample verifiable guarantees and monitoring mechanisms to ensure prevention of intrigues and resurgence of any evil