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Munir Akram

Trump in the China shop

Trump in the China shop

None of America’s exercises in coercion is likely to end well. Published Aug 19, 2018 07:20am
Democracy’s deficits

Democracy’s deficits

How ‘free’ is the ‘common’ Pakistani voter to choose qualified and honest representatives? Published Jul 22, 2018 07:58am
The next American war

The next American war

The US will seek to exploit Iran’s economic vulnerabilities as well as ethnic and religious fissures. Published Jul 08, 2018 07:15am
Human rights and peace

Human rights and peace

How can the first UN report on human rights in Kashmir be utilised to alleviate the people’s suffering? Updated Jun 24, 2018 01:40pm
Normalising ties with India

Normalising ties with India

A shift in India’s strategic posture could open the door to addressing, if not fully resolving, the major issues. Published May 27, 2018 06:59am
Confronting Iran

Confronting Iran

Pakistan’s interests may suffer in the current tensions involving the US and Iran. Published May 13, 2018 07:19am
A strategic challenge

A strategic challenge

Pakistan needs to build its responses to possible scenarios it may face in a future crisis with India. Published Apr 29, 2018 07:15am
Complex equations

Complex equations

The US-India alliance is pushing Pakistan into an even greater dependence on China. Updated Apr 15, 2018 12:55pm
Empire strikes back

Empire strikes back

There are five areas where America’s current postures could lead to disastrous consequences. Published Apr 01, 2018 06:49am
Trade for development

Trade for development

The interests of the developing countries would be best served if they act collectively. Published Mar 18, 2018 05:01am
Planning and patience

Planning and patience

Without a clear plan, Pakistan can fall into the trap of making piecemeal concessions. Published Mar 04, 2018 07:03am
Winning without fighting

Winning without fighting

Strategic patience may be good policy while Trump is in office. Published Feb 18, 2018 06:37am
Trying times

Trying times

Pakistan can afford to display greater flexibility towards the US rather than India. Published Feb 04, 2018 07:03am
Window to the West

Window to the West

Pakistan and China must undertake serious efforts to preserve, diversify and intensify their relationship. Published Jan 21, 2018 07:01am
Tweets and consequences

Tweets and consequences

Pakistan needs to boldly and clearly articulate its interests and objectives to the US. Published Jan 07, 2018 07:00am
The winds of nuclear war

The winds of nuclear war

Today, Pakistan and India are engaged in a complex confrontation. Updated Dec 25, 2017 11:36am
New alliances, new wars

New alliances, new wars

Each component of the Middle East matrix is extremely complex. Published Nov 26, 2017 06:57am