Political management experts and foreign policy managers all over the world are in unanimous agreement that sheer public diplomacy rhetoric, seductively charged hope and selectively tall public statements by a political leadership do not resolve the serious foreign policy problematics of a nation. In reality, determined actions, sound and explicitly laid-out policies, clearly defined policy [...]
An Arabic folktale, The 18th Camel, might be extremely instructive and useful for Pakistani foreign policy and defense managers and decision makers to deal with conflict management and its resolution regarding the US drone attacks on Pakistani territory, an explicit violation of its national sovereignty. It is an extremely important issue because the drone strikes [...]
In many ways, Pakistan’s May 11th, 2013, general elections have been historic. The predictable probabilities and the logical projections are that the magnitude of this election’s fallouts on the country’s political landscape will have monumental consequences for this nation for years to come. Will those resultant effects be positive or negative? The nation will have [...]
This column is being written without bias, prejudice, pre-judgments or any party affiliation. It is a conceptual and analytical reflection on the state of affairs with which this nation of 180 million people is faced with – So help me God!
Irrespective of the May 11th general elections, God knows exactly what happened at the polling [...]
Throughout the entire human civilization, it is the victors who write history. Any yet, in retrospect, the historical authenticity of the events and the accuracy of the victors’ claims have always been challenged with the discovery of remarkable evidence contrary to what was perceived as ground realities at the time.
Pakistan’s May 11th general election is [...]
With general elections in the country only a couple of days away, we, this nation of 180 million people, need to ask some very basic and simple questions and at the same time reflect, analyze and understand the significance of our political response (meaning voting behavior) on May 11th.
Following are some of these important [...]
Let us put some simple facts on the table without bias, prejudice or partisan political affiliations. Let us be rational, logical and analytical with the core purpose of understanding what is happening in our country at the present time.
First and foremost is the simple fact that, in Pakistan, the civilian ruling elite and traditional politicians [...]
After Nelson Mandela liberated his people from the economic, political and socio-cultural tyranny and abuse of power by a megalomaniac white minority regime in South Africa in 1994, a Truth and Reconciliation Commission was constituted in 1995 to bring about national harmony and democratic tranquility to the unfortunate indigenous people who had suffered poverty, deprivations, [...]
Please do not ask me the silly and absurd question as to what has been happening to this country called Pakistan for the last 6 decades or so. Obviously, this nation has been colonized by its own native military and civilian rulers to an extent that today it stands on the brink of a political [...]
D-Day is the abbreviation for the Day of Deliverance for the common citizens of Pakistan. It is the day when hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis from all walks of life and from every corner of the country descended on Lahore’s Minar-i-Pakistan to attend Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s “Jalsah” on this historic day of March 23rd.
But we need [...]