Pakistan’s US problem: the first betrayal

Source: ET As per conventional wisdom about small states and their foreign policy formation, neo-realism or systemic and structural-level theories provide rich insight to predict small states’ foreign policy priorities given their focus on the dynamics between ‘power’ and ‘security’. According to the neo-realists, small states are driven to form […]

Qadian, India: Punjab Ed Board declares Matriculation results; all Nusrat Girls High students achieve first division

Today student were jubilant for achieving this success and school principal, Mrs. Ghazala Parveen, greeted the students, their parents and school staff for the celebrations of this success.  Clockwise from left: 1-Syed Rubina Aziz | 2-Arbia Tahir | 3-Maria Kousar Times of Ahmad | News Watch | Int’l Desk Source/Credit: […]

Martial Law in South Philippines

Source: The Daily Beast Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in his country’s south on Wednesday before cutting a visit to Moscow short to rush home and deal with a terrorist siege. Militants linked to the self-proclaimed Islamic State reportedly took over a hospital, jail, and other buildings overnight, […]

A dangerous coalition

Source: Dawn THE obscenely opulent reception arranged in Donald Trump’s honour, with Arab autocrats lining up to pay homage to the American president, forgetting his inflammatory anti-Muslim rhetoric and his likening of the Saudi royal family to ‘slaveholders’ in the past, did not come as a surprise. Nor did the […]

The secular myth

Source: Dawn IN a recent address, Chaudhry Nisar hit out at political opponents by classifying them as ‘secular’ and equating the term with ‘non-believing’. Clearly, the interior minister needs tuition in history and political philosophy. There is no simple thing, place or peoples called the ‘secular’, the ‘religious’, the ‘West’, ‘good’ […]