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How Pakistan Can Have an “Invincible” Military

By Dr. David R. Leffler • Apr 8th, 2012 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Although social scientists argue that research shows that our world is becoming a safer and more peaceful place, dangerous hotspots still exist. Ongoing tensions between Pakistan and India continue to threaten the peace and security of both nations. Over the years Iranian leaders such as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have repeatedly called [...]

Papu Papers from Wikileaks

By Ayaz Kolachi • Jun 28th, 2011 • Category: Lead Story

Papu never felt easy with questions and answers session in class.He would do everything to hide himself like a ostrich in the sand.But as he began to age into maturity,he became aware of the importance of the boring but effective questions that are necessary to be raised if ever one wants to know the truth.So papu found it imperative to engage one of his teachers to know what was exactly going on and how best could he grasp the truth.So fatigued did papu feel with the milieu of his times that he was now desperate to know what men of brain had to say about the devastation that was all around him and his country.So here is an excerpt from the conversation session recorded between papu and his teacher.

Deplorable Conditions of Muslims in India

By Mamoona Kazmi • Dec 29th, 2009 • Category: Politics

India is vigorously pursuing to obtain observer status in the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) on the basis of large Muslim population. Recently, Forum on Religion and Public life of Pew Research Center, a US based organization, has prepared a report according to which India has the third largest number of Muslims at over 160 [...]

India’s War Hysteria

By Alam Rind • Dec 11th, 2009 • Category: Politics

Toying with the idea of having limited war under nuclear hangover in Indian subcontinent is rather a dangerous notion. I am sure; Indian Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor fully understands the implications of such an undertaking. It will also be inapt to consider that he made such an assertion out of exuberance or it was [...]

India’s struggle to get Non-permanent seat in the UNSC

By Afshain Afzal • Nov 16th, 2009 • Category: Features

Political statements coming from the office of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh are not very encouraging. Analysts have started a renewed debate on the future of Jammu & Kashmir state and seriously ponder if Kashmir is not an issue at all and mere related to Kashmiris’ grievance regarding governance and development. In fact India wants [...]

Maoist Rebellion: Why Is India Helpless?

By Swaraaj Chauhan • Sep 29th, 2009 • Category: Politics

Prof. John K. Galbraith, a former US ambassador, once described India as a “functioning anarchy”. Galbraith’s famous quote comes to mind on hearing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s recent helpless cry that the country’s fight against Maoists/Naxalites is failing.
Such public display of vulnerability appears pathetic, although it is a fact that governing a large democratic and [...]

Is India really interested in resolving all outstanding issues?

By Guest Blogger • Jul 22nd, 2009 • Category: Politics

While Pakistan is seriously doing its best to link home grown under clouds groups with Mumbai attacks but things appears not working. India must refrain from putting too much pressure because in that case innocent groups and individuals may be prosecuted for face saving. Although the militants killed during Mumbai also comprised of Maoists and [...]

Manmohan Singh, We are with you Sardar Jee

By Rohail Butt • Jul 22nd, 2009 • Category: Politics

Indian media and BJP want to skin their premier alive as he returned from Sharm ul Shiekh accepting realities and adopting rational approach. Issuing a joint statement and pledging the resumption of the Composite Dialogue to discuss the issues by not placing Mumbai Attacks as pre-requisite not only defeats the Hindu extremists but also it [...]

Gilani shouldn’t get Desperate for meeting Manmohan

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Jul 15th, 2009 • Category: Politics

Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh is not much interested in meeting Pakistani premier unless the agenda of meeting contains punishment of those who are allegdly invovled in Mumbai terror attacks.  Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir met his Indian counterpart Shiv Shankar Menon in SHARM EL-SHEIKH on the sidelines of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit.
They met [...]

Kashmir Holds the Key Mr. Manmohan

By Guest Blogger • Jul 13th, 2009 • Category: Politics

The much anticipated encounter between President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s summit at Yakterinburg, Russia, turned out to be quite a starter and revealing of the Indian terms of endearment vis-à-vis Pakistan; as the foreign office establishments of the two [...]