Raashid Wali Janjua

 The writer is a former brigadier and is presently a PhD scholar in Peace and Conflict Studies at NUST. He may be contacted at rwjanj@hotmail.com

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Qatar crisis

Qatar crisis

If we lose a dollar they will lose a dollar, intoned superciliously the Qatar finance minister after a slew of sanctions imposed by the fellow Gulf ...

Draining the swamp

Draining the swamp

The swamp of terrorism badly needs to be drained in Pakistan. Those who wreak havoc on the innocent in the name of religion or ethnic particularism ...

A new Asian century

A new Asian century

A new Asian century heralds the tectonic shift in the economic power matrix of the globe. With the trumping of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by t ...

Islamic military alliance

Islamic military alliance

Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT) comprises 39 Islamic countries with notable omissions like Indonesia, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, ...

The betrayal of South Asia

The betrayal of South Asia

India has betrayed South Asia in the manner that once Sparta betrayed Greece. The peace dividend that could have altered the fate of one quarter of ...

The curse of scepticism

The curse of scepticism

In the aftermath of Quetta attack there have been comments galore about the failure of intelligence agencies, and chickens of strategic policies ha ...

Crime and patronage

Crime and patronage

The appearance of law must be upheld, especially while it’s being broken —Boss Tweed in Gangs of New York   T ...

Geopolitics of hate

Geopolitics of hate has been trumping the geo-economics of amity in the subcontinent due to a global resurgence of power politics. India’s hi ...

What ails NAP?

The National Action Plan (NAP) was adopted precipitately by the government after constant prodding by the military component of the state. It encap ...