Author: Olivia

Tricks and treachery

What does NS hope to achieve with his pageantry?   You have filed a “Review” petition with the Supreme Court. Wait for the response. Till then, ask your intelligent aides to stop insulting the institutions.   It’s very sad and unfortunate that the ruling party’s main persona Nawaz Sharif slammed what he called a “Conspiracy […]

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The US Afghan Policy divides

Those who live in glass houses … The US administration is currently a divided house on how to tackle the Afghanistan issue. The President’s simple demand of “wanting the US to win, eliminating terrorism and trusting his generals to take the lead” creates a unique paradox when all this needs to be done using the most […]

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Pakistan’s foreign policy predicaments

‘Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us’ The concept of nation states stems from the Peace of Westphalia, 1648 – the convention which came into effect after the thirty-year war among the Central European powers, and introduced territoriality, sovereignty and autonomy. However, the etiology of international diplomacy, world politics and foreign […]

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The IS and the youth

Extremism radicalises young people   The highly lethal Islamic State (IS) depends heavily on technology to expand itself. It employs a team of tech-savvy handlers and recruiters who contact, brainwash and recruit youth in various countries without moving out of their room. The recruits are no more required to travel to another country to learn […]

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Setback to Centre- provincial harmony

CCI’s reconstitution unfair to Balochistan and KP   The Prime Minister’s decision to add another two members to Punjab’s representation in the eight- member Council of Common Interests (CCI) by denuding one each from Balochistan and KP defies all reason, logic and common sense. It will provide ammunition to elements who, not without some justification, […]

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