Thursday June 30, 2022
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.

  • June 14, 2022

    The US-China race

    There has been little let up in the US-China tensions, this time on the perennial issue of Taiwan. During a meeting, which lasted nearly an hour,...

  • June 08, 2022

    Remembering six days of war

    Some events have such profound implications and legacy that they leave an indelible mark on history. The Six-Day War fought June 5-10 in 1967 is one...

  • April 12, 2022

    The letter controversy

    Pakistan has some unique similarities with Turkey, particularly in the context of their bilateral relations with the US. Because of their prized...

  • April 05, 2022

    Internationalization of Chinese currency

    Recent news that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reportedly agreed to accept payment in yuan for Saudi oil purchased by Beijing has been received...

  • February 12, 2022

    Economic zones: a quick fix?

    The writer holds a PhD from Massey University, New Zealand. He teaches at the University of Malakand.Industrialisation, particularly the development...

  • February 05, 2022

    In solidarity with the Kashmiris

    Today , the people of Pakistan are observing Kashmir Solidarity Day to show their moral support to the Kashmiri struggle for independence. There is...

  • January 25, 2022

    NSP: what’s new?

    The launch of the National Security Policy by the PTI-led regime has generated a healthy debate. Critics have argued that the document lacks an...

  • 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...