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Ahmed Quraishi
Ahmed Quraishi

  • August 06, 2020

    The world’s biggest land grab - Part III

    US President Donald Trump’s offer to mediate the Kashmir conflict between Pakistan and India marked a turning point. For starters, no American...

  • August 05, 2020

    The world’s biggest land grab - Part II

    Who could have thought that India would see the day when religious violence in that country would overshadow visits by top leaders from America and...

  • August 04, 2020

    The world’s biggest land grab - Part I

    India’s credentials as a responsible member of the international community faced a serious challenge in 2019, and continue to do so into 2020. ...

  • April 08, 2020

    To bring down Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman

    No accountability drive is credible without nabbing the powerful. So, it does seem impressive that Pakistan’s top anti-graft body arrested the...

  • September 10, 2019

    India suffers setbacks in UN on IOK, Assam

    Qureshi’s arrival in Geneva marks acceleration of efforts by Pakistan and the pro-Kashmir activists to push for a multilateral intervention in...

  • July 04, 2018

    Reworking relations

    Pakistan and the US won the Afghan conflict and the cold war in 1989 and 1991, respectively. But 27 years later, Islamabad and Washington are on the...

  • May 03, 2017

    Who broke the consensus?

    At the peak of the popular anti-India movement in Kashmir, a leak was orchestrated from within the Prime Minister House in Islamabad that...

  • March 05, 2014

    Terror politics

    Who saw the interview that Pakistan’s defense minister, Khawaja Asif, gave to my colleague Hamid Mir

  • February 13, 2014

    Confusing TTP

    Should Pakistan be confused on talks with the TTP? It should not. But it is obvious that the media a

  • February 05, 2014


    During the last days of the Bush administration, many of civilian and military aides to Bush conclud

  • December 26, 2013

    The coming war

    The Middle East media is abuzz with debates and discussions on the region’s next big war, and everyo

  • December 18, 2013

    Indira’s war

    Pakistanis have shown remarkable ability to introspect and critique our own internal failures that l

  • November 13, 2013

    Army versus JI?

    Pakistanis face a dangerous internal division at a time when the homeland is under attack from multi

  • November 06, 2013

    TTP camps

    If the United States was interested in punishing the TTP terror group after the murder of seven CIA

  • October 30, 2013

    The Kashmir cause

    American peace activist Rachel Corrie travelled from her hometown to Rafah to defy an Israel Army bu

  • October 12, 2013


    India’s lame-duck Prime Minister Manmohan Singh travelled to the United Nations with an agenda again

  • September 12, 2013

    Ailing India

    A politician uploads what is now suspected to be a manipulated or fake video showing Indian Muslims

  • August 13, 2013

    India and Afghanistan

    The suicide and gunfire attack on the Indian consulate in Jalalabad near the Pakistan border over th

  • August 01, 2013

    Polls and prisons

    The presidential election was another lost opportunity for Pakistani democracy. The way both the rul

  • July 13, 2013

    A lesson

    Egypt is a lesson for Pakistan in how the combination of unbridled, destructive politics and foreign

  • July 03, 2013

    Enduring failure

    President Karzai is a troubled man these days. With the planned American and allied military withdra

  • June 19, 2013

    Speak directly

    The attacks in Quetta and reports of massive American online spying on the Pakistani government’s co

  • June 12, 2013

    Drums of victory

    President Zardari made history - however small - on Monday by becoming the first Pakistani president

  • June 05, 2013

    Indian expectations

    There was a visible excitement in India when Nawaz Sharif emerged as the next prime ministerial cand

  • May 29, 2013

    TTP and the Washington slot

    Talks with the TTP terror group and the appointment of a new envoy to Washington are two issues topp

  • May 24, 2013

    A standing ovation

    The residents of Pakistan’s largest city deserve a standing ovation from the rest of the nation. Des

  • May 16, 2013

    The convergence

    Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif probably have been too consumed by their personal rivalry to notice a ma

  • May 01, 2013

    Parties of the NRO

    The assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in December 2007 was a seminal moment in P

  • April 25, 2013

    New faces

    Since the 1980s, British democracy produced nine prime ministers, two of them – Margaret Thatcher an

  • April 19, 2013

    Purging candidates

    The concept of pre-selection of candidates running for public office in Pakistan is a welcome develo

  • March 27, 2013

    Bell the democratic cat

    Pakistan has just sworn in its first non-criminal, non-corrupt, and non-elected prime minister in fi

  • March 13, 2013

    The ostrich option

    We, in Pakistan, are about to create a weak and unstable foundation for democracy. The democratic sy

  • March 07, 2013

    A confused government

    Pakistanis are deeply disturbed and confused after three major sectarian terror attacks in Quetta, L

  • February 13, 2013

    Seize Kashmir

    The recent developments in Kashmir and India offer Pakistan a fresh opportunity to redesign policy.

  • January 30, 2013

    Change and confusion

    Pakistan can be turned into a stable and prosperous nation with a functioning democratic system in a

  • January 17, 2013

    Judges and generals

    The National Reconciliation Ordinance and this corrupt and inept government were the gifts of

  • January 09, 2013

    Beyond elections

    Looking beyond the coming elections, Pakistan’s future looks bleak. There is little question that el

  • January 03, 2013

    India and hate

    The terrible gang rape of a college student on a public bus in the Indian capital might end up havin

  • December 06, 2012

    Where CIA stumbles

    Thanks to Pakistani, American and British activists, the CIA’s illegal drone warfare in Pakistan rec

  • November 16, 2012

    Pakistani democracy

    Pakistan’s unstable democracy completes five years. The occasion merits a review of what kind of dem

  • November 10, 2012

    Military under attack

    Gen Kayani’s statement protesting the assault on the morale and reputation of Pakistan’s armed force

  • October 31, 2012

    Watching Kuwaiti democracy

    One of the oldest democratic experiments in the Gulf is about to undergo change. As Tunisia and Egyp

  • October 17, 2012

    Not in her name

    Malala Yousafzai is one more Pakistani whose story symbolises this nation’s resilience, talent and s

  • October 10, 2012

    The ‘good’ drone

    When was the last time a Pakistani political party helped set the world news agenda for a day? Pakis

  • September 28, 2012

    Hate by govt

    It is not enough to dismiss Sept 21 as an expression of hate. The event underlined a dangerous level

  • September 20, 2012

    Banning YouTube

    Banning YouTube, which no other Muslim country has done except Afghanistan and Bangladesh, appears m

  • August 09, 2012

    What deal?

    The dinners that brought the ISI and CIA officers together in Washington were impressive. But no amo

  • July 26, 2012

    Interior corruption

    It is a concern how the federal Interior Ministry, the pinnacle of Pakistani domestic security, is w

  • July 19, 2012

    American blackmail

    President Obama’s unwarranted remarks on the international dispute of Kashmir are timed to blackmail