Opinion

Pakistan OKs Military Cross-border Ops Against Terrorists; Experts Say Pakistan Needs Counter-Narrative

Irshad Salim (MAMOSA Report) — Pakistan’s civilian government has reportedly authorized the army to conduct cross-border strikes against terrorists based ...
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Remember Panamagate? ‘The Postman Always Rings Twice’

By IRSHAD SALIM - Imran Khan's Panamagate movement (6 months old now) and the status quo's damage control moves (latest) ...
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Imran Khan and Edward Snowden: As the world turns

By IRSHAD SALIM — There is a strain of similarity between Edward Snowden and Imran Khan – their gambit and ...
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Pakistan’s Democratic Opportunity at Crossroads

By MADIHA AFZAL -- In the three years since May 2013 elections, trends have been less sanguine. The election that ...
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Opinion: Why is Kashmir bleeding?

By AIJAZ ZAKA SYED -- The Indian media boasts an illustrious history. Born under the British rule, it quickly mastered ...
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Balochistan: Caught in the Fragility Trap (part 1)

Beset by multiple cyclical conflicts, Balochistan remains the most fragile province in Pakistan. This brief discusses recent attempts at ending ...
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Opinion: Urdu language in crisis

By SHABBIR AHMAD -- I CANNOT recall my last “pure” Urdu conversation with someone, not even with a person who ...
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Karachi’s paradox and the conflicting love triangle

By FAISAL SIDDIQI -- KARACHI is a strange city and its inhabitants’ peculiarities are obvious from their conflicting attitudes towards ...
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Brexit: What does it mean for the rest of the world?

The danger is that further fragmentation could be formalized by minority groups calling for a referendum worldwide. By AHMED RASHID -- The success ...
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BREXIT: Great Britain’s hara-kiri

By F. S. AIJAZUDDIN -- IN Japan, ritual suicide is known as hara-kiri. In Great Britain, the equivalent is a ...
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Britain exiting EU (Brexit) has sparked calls for “Kexit” — India leaving Kashmir

MAMOSA Report: Jun 29, 2016 -- Britain’s vote to leave the EU has sparked calls for “Kexit” — India leaving ...
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Fatima Bhutto: Tweeting from the silhouette of the crescent moon

IRSHAD SALIM, Jun 22, 2016 -- A jam session heralded by China's $46 billion Economic Corridor and followed by US-based ...
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National thinking on ‘resignation’ crystallizes in Pakistan

AS PTI leader Imran Khan and his political ‘cousin’ Allama Tahirul Qadri are flexing their muscles for another ‘get-Nawaz’ campaign, ...
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“Pakistan’s greatest threat is from within, not from any ‘encirclement’ from neighbors”

Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri is determined to hit the streets with his disciplined Pakistan Awami Tehreek swarms to avenge the 2014 killings ...
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News Analysis: A sizzling summer in Pakistan, again

Irshad Salim; Jun 17, 2016 -- The long hot summer could become a sizzling one in months ahead in Pakistan-- ...
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The saga of “NAB chief corruption”– Scoop by Amir Mateen and Rauf Klasra

By AMIR MATEEN and RAUF KLASRA: Part 1 -- National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry has been caught ...
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If Pakistan and Bangladesh Merge, What Would India do?

Quora Questions are part of a partnership between Newsweek and Quora, through which relevant and interesting answers from Quora contributors are posted ...
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In US election 2016, it turns out, all roads lead to Kissinger

MAMOSA Report: Irshad Salim -- Weeks before the Memorial Day Weekend kicks off in the U.S., people have been hearing a ...
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What Turkey can learn from Pakistan

A war in the neighborhood, the training of Islamist rebels, and the rulers' attempt to silence dissent are some uncanny ...
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Fallout in Pakistan from Panama Papers Leaks

By Marvin G. Weinbaum and Nasir Naveed -- The aftereffects of the Panama Papers’s leak continue to linger in Pakistan, and ...
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London to probe the money trail to fight global corruption

By M ZIAUDDIN -- MOST likely today, London itself, where our robber barons have stashed away their loot in the ...
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