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Husain Haqqani
Husain Haqqani

  • March 14, 2024

    The price of extremism

    ASP Syeda Shehrbano Naqvi and an image of the design that sparked the incident. — ScreengrabX/@OfficialDPRPP/@TahirAshrafi/FileAfter a flurry of...

  • March 07, 2024

    How not to lose the way — again

    It then noted that “Sharif’s accomplishments include holding together a fragile coalition government that spans ideological spectrum from...

  • February 23, 2024

    Real challenges and the political game

    Pakistanis have become addicted to what can best be described as the political game

  • February 15, 2024

    Moving forward after the election

    PTI deserves credit for pushing back against restrictions and intimidation to mobilize its support base

  • February 08, 2024

    No permanent enemies

    The DUP’s return to the assembly has been made possible by a deal between the party and the British government

  • February 01, 2024

    Poor reality, poor image

    Bad image of Pakistan must solely be function of malice of international powers or malfeasance of Pakistani leaders they dislike

  • January 18, 2024

    Without political engineering

    Idea behind this effort is to identify key events and decisions which could have altered course of history had they gone differently

  • January 11, 2024

    Setting the parameters

    Reading this anecdote made me wonder if some Pakistanis too felt same way

  • January 04, 2024

    Reliving a historical blunder

    More than half of its 240 million people are below the age of 21

  • December 28, 2023

    Democracy beyond elections

    Elections are an integral part of democracy. But even a free and fair election is not the only factor that makes a country a liberal democracy.In an...

  • December 21, 2023

    Lost charisma, missing ideas

    Pakistan’s political parties might ostensibly be gearing up for elections, but all eyes remain focused on the ‘apolitical’ institution that...

  • December 07, 2023

    Changing the national narrative

    Pakistan has often been seen abroad as a crisis-prone country. That reputation has taken on a new life after the April 2022 parliamentary vote of...

  • November 30, 2023

    The UAE’s success story

    When the United Arab Emirates observes its Founding Day on December 2, it will be celebrating an unusual success story in the Arab and Muslim...

  • November 23, 2023

    Anti-Americanism: rhetoric and reality

    The US flags can be seen along the National Mall in Washington, DC, on July 3, 2023. — AFPImran Khan’s PTI rushed to condemn the recent meeting...

  • November 16, 2023

    Learning from the past

    PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and party's President Shehbaz Sharif during their meeting with various politicians in Quetta on November 14, 2023. —...

  • November 09, 2023

    From ideological to functional state

    Armed security forces personnel riding in a military van. — AFP/FileSoon after terrorists attacked a Pakistan Air Force base in Mianwali, Pakistan...

  • November 02, 2023

    Beyond rage and emotion

    A trader holds a placard reading 'prevent unemployment from rising' during a protest in Karachi, August 23, 2023, against the surge in petrol and...

  • October 26, 2023

    The return of Nawaz Sharif

    Former Prime Minister and graft convict Nawaz Sharif leaves after appearing before the High Court in Islamabad on October 24, 2023. — AFPThe...

  • October 19, 2023

    Curse of celebrity politics

    Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan addresses his supporters from behind a bulletproof screen. — AFP/FileThe public in many countries across the world...

  • October 12, 2023

    Messiahs, saviours, heroes

    Charles De Gaulle was a towering figure in the modern history of France. He organized the resistance to Nazi Germany, headed the provisional...

  • October 05, 2023

    Conspiracy theories, slogans, myths

    Nations and communities need narratives, but they cannot progress with narratives alone. They also need practical ideas about education, healthcare,...

  • September 28, 2023

    Fixing politics by non-political means

    Thailand’s former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was overthrown in a September 2006 coup and subsequently convicted of corruption, is back...

  • September 21, 2023

    Setting the economy right

    Pakistan’s economy is a mess and badly needs restructuring. The country needs to return to fiscal soundness and bring back private investors....

  • September 14, 2023

    Failing to keep up with a changing world

    For the last three decades, Pakistanis have been preoccupied with jihad in their neighbourhood and an unending internal power struggle at home.As a...

  • September 07, 2023

    Economic pragmatism vs ideological rigidity

    Compare last week’s newspaper headlines with those from the 1990s and it would seem that little has changed in Pakistan’s economic...

  • August 31, 2023

    Grand national bargain, anyone?

    Pakistan is dangerously polarized. Pakistanis are divided between supporters and opponents of a charismatic leader deemed a messiah by his followers...