Tuesday October 19, 2021
Dr Murad Ali
Dr Murad Ali

The writer holds a PhD from Massey University, New Zealand and was a Humboldt fellow at the German Development Institute at Bonn. He teaches at the University of Malakand.

  • September 21, 2021

    Remembering a gentle soul

    “Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player/ That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more: it...

  • August 19, 2021

    A new Saigon moment?

    “The great challenge to Afghanistan’s future is not the Taliban, or the Pakistani safe havens or even an incipiently hostile Pakistan. The...

  • August 14, 2021

    In search of a scapegoat

    It is exceedingly unfortunate that there is an overriding set of assumptions among Afghan officials and common citizens regarding the role of...

  • June 22, 2021

    Aid, B3W and the BRI

    “China has its Belt and Road Initiative, and we think that there’s a much more equitable way to provide for the needs of countries around the...

  • June 03, 2021

    The US and Israel

    Once again, the Israeli-Palestinian issue is in the spotlight. Israel's insatiable lust for the lands of the poor Palestinians knows no bounds and...

  • February 13, 2021

    University reforms

    Most state-run universities across the Islamic Republic of Pakistan are plagued by a number of issues including financial crunch, mismanagement,...

  • January 26, 2021

    Good news for education

    Honest and dynamic leadership is critical for the development of any organization or a country. It has been aptly stated that an “organization...

  • January 02, 2021

    Biden and South Asia - Part II

    In its pursuit of its anti-China policy, the Trump administration typically turned a blind eye to the unilateral annulment of Article 370, revoking...

  • January 01, 2021

    Biden and South Asia - Part I

    US President-elect Biden’s administration will be faced with a number of mounting challenges at home and abroad to restore the buoyancy and lost...

  • December 14, 2020

    Biden’s Turkey challenge

    Like multiple foreign policy challenges in countries such as Afghanistan, China nad Russia, another key challenge for the incoming Biden...