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Amanat Ali Chaudhry
Amanat Ali Chaudhry

  • May 15, 2024

    How to tell what’s true online

    Women face disproportionate gender-based discrimination and harassment in cyberspace

  • February 02, 2024

    India’s hybrid warfare

    In the contemporary information age, the significance of narrative power cannot be overstated

  • November 13, 2023

    Manipulating consent

    This representational image shows the glasses lens showing tabs on a computer screen displaying information and coding. — Unsplash/FileThe advent...

  • October 24, 2023

    A valley without rights

    A Pakistani soldier stands guard near the Line of Control, a de facto border between India and Pakistan. — AFP/FileKashmiris living across the...

  • July 20, 2023

    The era of disruption

    Thousands of Hollywood actors, including A-listers, went on strike last Friday after negotiations between the Screen Actors Guild-American...

  • March 09, 2023

    The G20 conundrum

    The meeting of foreign ministers belonging to the G20 countries, held in India, ended without producing a consensus statement. It is the second...

  • February 21, 2023

    Modi’s forever war

    India’s tax authorities raided the BBC’s offices in Mumbai and New Delhi last week. This incident may have forced the world to reluctantly wake...

  • February 02, 2023

    The Modi question

    The two-part BBC documentary titled ‘India: The Modi Question’ has caused quite a stir in India. The documentary tracks Indian Prime Minister...

  • January 23, 2023

    A league of her own

    An emotional and teary eyed Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, caught the world by surprise when she announced her resignation,...

  • January 16, 2023

    A resounding success

    The recently concluded daylong International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan, co-hosted by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and UN Secretary...

  • September 08, 2022

    The climate threat

    For many of the country’s Generation Z, they have never seen anything as devastating and horrendous as the ongoing floods. At the time of writing...

  • March 02, 2022

    Elite wars

    As much as some analysts would like to dismiss the cold war analogy to explain the current state of the world, the fact is that every development on...

  • February 09, 2022

    Rebuilding relations

    As geopolitical realities continue to take a more tangible shape, the US-China rivalry is becoming a pronounced feature of the existing...

  • January 01, 2022

    The world in a tailspin

    The year 2021 saw the world in turmoil, grappling with Covid-19-related challenges, overcoming supply-side disruptions, and dealing with the...

  • December 25, 2021

    Media to build bridges

    The writer, a Chevening scholar, studied International Journalism at the University of Sussex.In my last piece, ‘Muslims and the media’...

  • December 04, 2021

    Muslims and the media

    A new report titled ‘British Media’s Coverage of Muslims and Islam ’ has explored how the British media portrays Muslims and Islam in its...

  • November 22, 2021

    After the summit

    The 26th edition of the UN Climate Summit ‘COP26’concluded after reaching a pact among participating nations to stave off the challenge of...

  • November 06, 2021

    COP26: actions, not words

    The United Nations summit on climate change, known as COP26, a gathering of world leaders, government ministers, academics, climate activists, and...

  • October 29, 2021

    Turning the corner

    The writer, a Chevening scholar, studied International Journalism at the University of Sussex.By defeating archrival India and top-ranked New...

  • October 23, 2021

    Message from Istanbul

    That the unipolar world order is struggling is underlined by an increased push for multipolarity. The challenges to the US-led global system emanate...

  • October 15, 2021

    Revisiting the terms of debate

    The writer, a Chevening scholar, studied International Journalism at the University of Sussex.Over the last few months, the country was rocked by a...

  • October 09, 2021

    Pak-US ties: the other view

    The Pakistan-US relationship is one of the most consequential bilateral partnerships in the world. The state visit by Pakistan’s first PM Liaqat...

  • September 23, 2021

    Afghanistan: the skewed debate

    Weeks after the Taliban took over Afghanistan and formed an interim government, the global conversation on Afghanistan continues to focus on those...

  • September 11, 2021

    Our Afghanistan policy

    The writer, a Chevening scholar, studied International Journalism at the University of Sussex.With the installation of an interim Taliban cabinet,...

  • September 04, 2021

    The burden of power

    With Major General Chris Donahue, the commanding general of the 82nd airborne division having boarded the C-17 aircraft, the two-decade-old American...

  • August 26, 2021

    Beyond the ignoble exit

    Amidst the fraught situation currently prevailing in Afghanistan, the Taliban’s rather bloodless takeover of the country continues to dominate...

  • August 19, 2021

    The fall of Kabul and beyond

    Kabul has fallen in a spectacular fashion and the sway of the Taliban over the whole of Afghanistan is complete. The sheer pace of the collapse of...

  • August 12, 2021

    The public diplomacy challenge

    In my last piece published in this space , I spoke of the need for engaging in the battle of ideas as an expression of the country’s soft power.My...

  • July 31, 2021

    Scrambling for influence

    The writer, a Chevening scholar, studied International Journalism at the University of Sussex.The busting of India’s vast clandestine...

  • July 20, 2021

    Resolving the Afghan conundrum

    The manner in which the Taliban are making advances in Afghanistan has resulted in heightening diplomatic efforts to find some kind of a negotiated...

  • July 14, 2021

    China’s call for cooperation

    Attended by over 20 heads of states and governments, 500 political parties and organizations belonging to 160 plus countries and 10,000 party...

  • July 03, 2021

    Navigating choppy waters

    The writer, a Chevening scholar, studied International Journalism at the University of Sussex.As the Biden Administration prepares to complete the...

  • June 25, 2021

    Curbing fake news

    From being a haphazard and sporadic activity, the phenomenon of fake news has been organized into a systematic campaign with an express aim to erode...

  • June 17, 2021

    The emerging dynamic

    Freedom struggles around the world, principally in Palestine and Indian Occupied Kashmir, have been up against stiff challenges after the 9/11...

  • June 01, 2021

    Shifts in the Palestinian struggle

    The Israeli brutality on the Palestinians spanning over 11 days was symptomatic of a larger pattern that has informed Israel’s forever war on...

  • May 21, 2021

    Netanyahu’s game-plan

    As Israel goes ahead with its sordid plan of razing buildings in Palestinian territories through aerial bombardment, attacking worshippers in...

  • May 12, 2021

    Russia’s South Asia challenge

    The visit of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to Islamabad in April was the first such top-level engagement in almost a decade.The visit...

  • May 03, 2021

    The forgotten people

    If at all any reminder of the Palestinians’ helplessness in the face of a brutal and inhuman apparatus was needed, it has come in the form of...

  • April 26, 2021

    Justice for George Floyd

    No other event in recent memory has been as consequential as the videotaped killing of 46-year-old George Floyd in May 2020 that spotlighted the...

  • April 19, 2021

    Back to the past

    Political commentators have long held that the Doha peace deal will not be able to survive the change of leadership in the White House following the...

  • April 12, 2021

    Modi in Dhaka

    Indian PM Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Bangladesh in late March, his first since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, was marred by violent...

  • April 05, 2021

    Building on the detente

    The revival of the ceasefire agreement last February has set into motion a series of events on the Pakistan-India front that have created cautious...

  • March 27, 2021

    Dialogue with the future

    The writer, a Chevening scholar, studied International Journalism at the University of Sussex.The recently concluded two-day Islamabad Security...

  • March 15, 2021

    The Pope in Iraq

    The four-day tour of war-torn Iraq by Pope Francis is a significant event at several levels. Undertaken amidst serious security concerns and at the...

  • March 05, 2021

    Understanding the ceasefire

    Amidst the massive national focus on the legal and political events in the run-up to the Senate elections, something of import happened on the...

  • February 27, 2021

    Merkel’s legacy

    The writer, a Chevening scholar, studied International Journalism at the University of SussexThe manner in which world leaders have handled the...

  • February 15, 2021

    Biden’s foreign policy agenda

    In less than three weeks since the inauguration, President Biden has moved fast to articulate the broad contours of his administration’s foreign...