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Shireen M Mazari
Shireen M Mazari

  • August 24, 2021

    Enough is enough

    From shock to blame-games, politicians and media in the US and Nato states are now seeking scapegoats for the Afghan debacle where they saw the...

  • June 11, 2021

    India’s nuclear recklessness

    Part IISo the latest report of uranium being sold and smuggled out of India is not new. Why the international community has chosen to turn a blind...

  • June 10, 2021

    India’s nuclear recklessness - Part I

    Within one month two stories of illegal possession and sale of uranium being caught by Indian police have surfaced. Of course, any attempt to...

  • January 31, 2020

    The ‘deal of the century’

    Despite its often pretentious moralistic language, a careful reading of the Trump Plan for Palestine and Israel is nothing short of creating for the...

  • January 14, 2020

    Post-9/11: unilateralism v international law

    Post-9/11, the world is witnessing increasing violations of international law, especially International Human Rights Law and International...

  • September 01, 2019

    Annexation of Kashmir and India’s nuclear threat

    During the BJP election campaign, in an elections rally, Narendra Modi asked, in the context of nuclear weapons: “What do we have then? Have we...

  • January 09, 2019

    The changing parameters of external policies

    As warfare has altered over the decades with the shifting of the ‘centre of gravity’ and the notion of the cold war evolving into Hybrid...

  • December 27, 2018

    Hybrid warfare and centre of gravity

    This year , we heard the word ‘hybrid warfare’ ad nauseum within Pakistan and also in many Western strategic and leadership circles – as if...

  • November 29, 2018

    Women in conflict areas: the case of Kashmir

    UN Women is all set to mark 16 days of activism against gender-based violence but unfortunately it has failed to include violence against women in...

  • November 08, 2018

    The minefield that is human rights

    The human rights ministry was not given much attention or focus in the past and other ministries poached on its domain with impunity. When the PM...

  • June 28, 2018

    From rhetoric to conflict resolution

    The inadequate response on the part of the state and government on Kashmir in the wake of the first-ever report by the Office of the UN High...

  • May 31, 2018

    Correcting inadequate structures and policy voids

    Pakistan gets placed on the Financial Action Task Force Grey List. The US threatens Pakistan on multiple counts but we remain silent. India...

  • May 30, 2017

    Beyond past errors

    That the government of Pakistan failed to make its case against provisional measures at the International Court of Justice hearing on Kulbhushan...

  • April 27, 2017

    A cruel April

    “April is the cruellest month” is how T S Eliot began his poem ‘The Waste Land’. For Pakistan it has been a rollercoaster of...

  • March 30, 2017

    Autocratic rulers

    The Hussain Haqqani article admitting to his issuing unlimited visas to US Special Ops, CIA and all manner of black ops personnel without going...

  • February 23, 2017

    A holistic approach to counterterrorism

    The recent spate of terrorist attacks across the country has brought into question the National Action Plan and the need for military courts. After...

  • January 26, 2017

    Trump: more of the same and worse

    Our civil and military leaderships’ dream of an intimacy with the US has been as steadfast over decades as the US leaders’ refusal to...

  • December 29, 2016

    As the year ends

    Being my last column of 2016, the temptation is there to pontificate on the state of the world in general and Pakistan in particular – what...

  • November 24, 2016

    Not mere pinpricks

    India’s Modi and his BJP government continue their aggressive designs against Pakistan. Beginning with sporadic attacks along the Line of...

  • October 27, 2016

    Overwhelmed by corruption

    Corruption revealed weakens those who stand exposed, which is why the Panama Papers have seen leaders either defend themselves against the...

  • September 29, 2016

    Beyond rhetoric to conflict resolution

    The Kashmir dispute as it has come to the fore once again has also shown the limitations of the traditional rhetoric of both Pakistan and India even...

  • August 25, 2016

    By design or mere stupidity?

    After watching the MQM’s drama of the abusive absurd, the troubling question was: have we become a joke as a nation and state? From the US to...

  • July 28, 2016

    When, when, when?

    When will we, as a nation and a state, stop being the world’s favourite whipping boy and rediscover our dignity and self-respect? Of course,...

  • June 30, 2016

    Devoid of foreign policy cohesion

    Had the latest Modi statement on Pakistan not coincided with Sartaj Aziz’s attempted redemption-seeking press briefing with journalists, after...

  • May 28, 2016

    A government paralysed

    A highly personalised and autocratic mode of governing has allowed critical issues confronting the nation to either be neglected or decision-making...

  • April 28, 2016

    An incomprehensible silence

    While the national agenda has been overwhelmed with the Panama leaks, and rightly so given the enormity of the revelations relating to our...

  • March 31, 2016

    Shock after shock

    It all began well last week with a senior RAW operative, Kulbhoshan Yadev, being nabbed in Balochistan and the Indian government admitting he was...

  • February 25, 2016

    Directionless and dangerously adrift

    At a time when the flames of the fire in West Asia drift ever closer to our region, one sees the government directionless and seemingly adrift on...

  • January 28, 2016

    Iran after the nuclear agreement

    After years of vitriol, when the Iran nuclear agreement was operationalised there was a routine quietness about it that belied the scale of the...

  • December 31, 2015

    2016: dialectic of continuity and change

    The year 2015 has been a defining year in terms of global strategic developments and shifting alliances. Perhaps, more clearly than ever before, we...