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Dr Aamer Raza
Dr Aamer Raza

  • February 25, 2023

    Reimagining Pakistan

    I will start the discussion on reimagining Pakistan with the most archetypal Pakistani attribute: inserting myself into a conversation uninvited.The...

  • January 30, 2023

    The tragedy of irrelevance

    Anachronism : someone or something placed in the wrong period in history, or something that belongs to the past rather than the present.Pakistan has...

  • August 15, 2022

    ‘I am a light tower, your call!’

    This urban legend is told in many ways, but here is, hopefully, a useful summary. A battleship, moving in the fog, notices light immediately ahead....

  • April 21, 2022

    An inclusive setup

    The dust seems to have settled on a Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Domestically, there is almost no organized armed resistance. Important regional...

  • February 19, 2022

    Islam, governance and the Taliban

    Although there is an unmistakable march of secularism around the globe, religion continues to play an important political role in many...

  • January 23, 2022

    Making a human

    I recently read Bill Bryson’s book, ‘The Body: A Guide for Occupant’s. The book starts with an intriguing question – how much would it cost...

  • December 05, 2021

    The question of recognition

    We have a humanitarian crisis, a tragedy, unfolding right in front of our eyes. Between September and October, it was reported that 19 million...

  • June 05, 2021

    Rational choices

    A few years ago, I was teaching ‘rational choice theory’ in international relations to a class of students. The theory, in the interest of...

  • March 13, 2021

    Post-pandemic world

    Most people in our part of the world must have heard the Sheikh Chilli story. For those who may have not: once Sheikh Chilli was on a tree chopping...

  • December 24, 2020

    The constitution matters

    Teaching about politics at any level, one has to inevitably talk about the constitution of a country.And when you are teaching students who are...

  • September 15, 2020

    Stop blaming the victim

    Most sensible people are rightfully indignant at the remarks of the CCPO Lahore in which he appeared to blame the victim of the recent motorway...

  • August 17, 2020

    Women in politics

    The Free and Fair Election Network ’s report, ‘Women Parliamentarians Performance 2018-2019’, evaluated the performance of women...

  • October 28, 2019

    Pakistan and the FATF’s sword of damocles

    The Financial Action Task Force’s decision-making body, the FATF Plenary, decided to keep Pakistan on the list of ‘Jurisdictions with Strategic ...