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Munir Akram

Pakistan & Sino-US cold war

Pakistan & Sino-US cold war

The China-US confrontation is likely to escalate further in the foreseeable future. Updated Jun 09, 2019 12:34pm
No room for gloom

No room for gloom

The US-China trade war may offer Pakistan a unique trade opportunity. Updated May 26, 2019 08:52am
Future of Pak-US relations

Future of Pak-US relations

America’s new hostility towards Pakistan is due mostly to its emerging global rivalry with China. Published May 12, 2019 07:17am
BRI: a historic opportunity

BRI: a historic opportunity

Not one of America’s Asian allies has the stomach to confront China, their largest trading partner. Published Apr 28, 2019 07:15am
Peace is difficult

Peace is difficult

India is unlikely to offer any meaningful compromises to resolve the Kashmir dispute. Updated Apr 14, 2019 11:18am
Ban all terrorism

Ban all terrorism

Under the cover of countering terrorism, state suppression of the rights of Muslims has intensified. Updated Mar 31, 2019 11:19am
Genocide, war or peace?

Genocide, war or peace?

The BJP’s plan to ‘resolve’ the Kashmir ‘problem’ is to colonise it. Updated Mar 17, 2019 01:10pm
Now, the diplomatic battle

Now, the diplomatic battle

The aftermath of the crisis offers an opportunity to advance the objective of peace in South Asia. Published Mar 03, 2019 07:33am
Prerequisites of peace

Prerequisites of peace

Durable peace and security in Afghanistan will depend on the level of external interference in its affairs. Updated Feb 18, 2019 09:31am
Sustainable infrastructure

Sustainable infrastructure

There is a solid economic rationale to prioritise global investment in developing countries. Updated Feb 03, 2019 05:08pm
Endgame in Afghanistan

Endgame in Afghanistan

The Taliban’s reluctance to talk to the Kabul regime has emerged as the most important obstacle. Updated Jan 20, 2019 08:02am
The quality of life

The quality of life

The PTI should devote most of its financial and administrative capital to addressing the people’s basic needs. Published Jan 06, 2019 06:32am
Hybrid warfare

Hybrid warfare

The objective may not be to secure an adversary’s immediate defeat, but to erode its morale. Published Dec 09, 2018 07:04am
Investing in Pakistan

Investing in Pakistan

Sectors and products with the greatest potential for export growth should be identified and promoted. Published Nov 25, 2018 07:03am
US: divided and dangerous

US: divided and dangerous

Trump has mastered the art of diversion through atrocious assertions and rhetoric. Published Nov 11, 2018 07:03am
The China agenda

The China agenda

There is need for more vocal Chinese support to Pakistan on its core security challenges. Published Oct 28, 2018 07:07am
The new Cold War

The new Cold War

The confrontation between the US and China is likely to escalate in words and deeds. Published Oct 14, 2018 07:23am
Ugly face of BJP-ruled India

Ugly face of BJP-ruled India

Modi and the BJP have failed spectacularly to improve the lives of the majority of the Indian people. Updated Mar 05, 2019 11:54am
CPEC and the ‘Great Game’

CPEC and the ‘Great Game’

The US has several tactical and strategic reasons to cooperate with China and support CPEC. Published Sep 16, 2018 06:35am