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Owen Bennett-Jones
Owen Bennett-Jones

  • November 10, 2015

    An interesting mailbag

    My last column for The News triggered a set of unusually thought-provoking responses which merit further discussion. The article argued that in the...

  • October 27, 2015

    Patriotism and the Pakistani

    When Akbar S Ahmed’s film ‘Jinnah’ was released back in 1998 the country’s cinemas soon filled up with Pakistanis curious about their answer...

  • October 13, 2015

    Atonement

    When British Prime Minister David Cameron went to Jamaica earlier this month he ran into a diplomatic and political problem. His host, Portia...

  • September 29, 2015

    Nawaz’s failed benchmarks

    Shortly after Nawaz Sharif’s election victory in 2013 some western and Pakistani journalists and policy analysts were sharing a meal in Islamabad...

  • September 15, 2015

    What October brings

    The crunch moment in the MQM cases is fast approaching. Now that the British police have questioned the main suspects in the Imran Farooq case,...

  • August 18, 2015

    Parenting terror

    With Britain exporting young jihadis to front lines all over the world, TV viewers in the UK have become used to seeing the parents of these young...

  • August 04, 2015

    Rich, privileged and in power

    With so many violent conflicts around the world, it sometimes seems that the differences between people are becoming ever wider and starker....