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Javid Husain
Javid Husain

  • April 01, 2024

    Pakistan’s grand strategy

    Pakistan, therefore, has no choice but to strengthen its strategic cooperation with China to restore regional strategic balance

  • February 26, 2024

    Comprehensive security

    A country must undoubtedly have the necessary military power to deter threats to its security

  • January 11, 2024

    The primacy of economic power

    Several issues of critical importance will be waiting for attention of new government as it assumes the reins of power

  • November 20, 2023

    Existential threat

    The parliament house of Pakistan in Islamabad. — AFP/FileAs the country gears up for the general elections in February, formidable internal and...

  • October 26, 2023

    Victims of geopolitics: Palestine and Kashmir

    A picture taken from the southern Israeli city of Sderot on October 25, 2023, shows smoke ascending over the northern Gaza Strip following an...

  • October 04, 2023

    As the Middle East transforms

    The Middle East is at the center of momentous developments which have significantly transformed the region over the past decade with far-reaching...

  • August 26, 2023

    Can Pakistan manage modernity?

    Pakistan, like most of the Muslim world, is faced with the existential challenge of modernity. The challenge was initially posed around the...

  • July 05, 2023

    Strategic partners

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington last month is a stark reminder of the rapidly developing Indo-US strategic partnership...

  • May 29, 2023

    Pakistan’s regional policy

    It is axiomatic that Pakistan’s regional policy should be anchored to ground realities instead of being based on wishful thinking and pious hopes....

  • March 28, 2023

    Pakistan’s misplaced priorities

    Pakistan – beset as it is with internal political turmoil, the meltdown of the economy, and grave external security threats – is once again in a...

  • February 01, 2023

    Looking ahead

    Once again Pakistan is faced with formidable internal and external challenges because of the gross mismanagement of our national affairs by...

  • November 19, 2022

    The future of Eurasian geopolitics

    Powerful forces are inexorably redrawing the Eurasian geopolitical map. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was the latest, but not the only one, of the...

  • October 03, 2022

    Strategic exhaustion

    Pakistan currently has many of the familiar symptoms of strategic exhaustion like the slow growth of its economy, rapidly piling up external debt,...

  • August 16, 2022

    Pakistan’s decadent elite

    Pakistan’s current political, economic and social crises call for introspection. Politically, the country has been badly destabilized because of...

  • June 23, 2022

    An economic crisis

    Pakistan is undoubtedly facing an economic crisis of gigantic proportions caused by the gross mishandling of the economy by successive elected and...

  • May 19, 2022

    Dangers of populism

    Pakistan is in a state of turmoil, engulfed as it is in a reckless populist campaign spearheaded by Imran Khan and motivated by narrow party...

  • April 17, 2022

    The task ahead

    The success of the no-confidence motion against former Prime Minister Imran Khan and Shehbaz Sharif’s election as prime minister are landmark...

  • February 20, 2022

    Ukraine crisis

    The current confrontation between Russia and the US-led West regarding Ukraine is a development of seismic proportions with far-reaching...

  • January 23, 2022

    Economic woes

    Despite a significant increase in the GDP growth rate – from 3.9 percent to 5.4 percent – for FY2020-21 by the National Accounts Committee ...

  • December 13, 2021

    The Afghan conundrum

    The Afghan Taliban’s victory is a momentous development with far-reaching consequences for the peace and stability of Afghanistan, the Asian...

  • October 18, 2021

    Rule-based order?

    The US and its allies do not tire of telling all and sundry, especially China, to abide by the rule-based liberal order that the US-led West had...

  • September 14, 2021

    American retreat

    The US withdrawal from Afghanistan was an event of seismic proportions in international politics, which will have far-reaching consequences across...

  • August 12, 2021

    A disordered world

    The rapidly intensifying rivalry between China and the US has unleashed forces which have badly destabilized the world order established by the West...

  • May 17, 2021

    For lasting peace

    It is said that a clever general in the face of a defeat declares victory and retreats. President Biden’s decision announced on April 14 to...

  • April 11, 2021

    Pakistan’s fault lines

    Pakistan is a prime example of a country that has been deeply fractured by its widening national fault lines. These fault lines, which crisscross...

  • March 21, 2021

    Hard power is pivotal

    Dazzled by the achievements and attractions of the Western culture and the appeal of its liberal values, some Pakistani analysts have started...

  • February 14, 2021

    Middle East cauldron

    The Middle East has been deeply destabilized for decades thanks to its internal contradictions and external interference in its affairs. Since the...

  • January 27, 2021

    Demands of security

    It is axiomatic that there cannot be anything more important than national security for an independent country.Security has two main aspects:...

  • December 25, 2020

    Realpolitik and Kashmir

    Global politics is governed primarily by power rather than morality. Moral values do play a role in influencing the thinking of statesmen/women...

  • November 30, 2020

    In the eye of the storm

    Pakistan is once again in the eye of the storm. The country’s external challenges are assuming ominous proportions because of India’s growing...

  • November 04, 2020

    Islam, modernity and Pakistan

    Pakistan’s current political and ideological problems are a microcosm of the crisis of the Islamic civilization in which forces of ignorance,...

  • October 08, 2020

    Perception vs reality

    Pakistan’s political landscape is like a fairy-tale world where what one sees is not the reality, and what is real is not visible as the reality...

  • September 20, 2020

    Recolonising Middle East

    The UAE-Israel agreement of last month followed by the more recent Bahrain-Israel agreement to fully normalize their relations with the blessings of...

  • August 13, 2020

    The way forward

    In the prevalent disorderly and unstable international environment, power is the ultimate arbiter of issues, specially those of strategic...

  • July 17, 2020

    Misreading the Indian mind

    Sun Tzu laid down a fundamental principle of strategy in the following words: “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the...

  • June 28, 2020

    Faltering economy

    Pakistan’s economy is virtually down on its knees thanks to the incompetence of the present government’s IMF-driven economic team. The PTI...

  • June 04, 2020

    Growing tensions

    Since the end of the Second World War, the US has loomed large over the international scene as the most powerful nation in the world, both...