Munir Akram

PM on the world stage

PM on the world stage

The PM’s much-anticipated address to the UN General Assembly was impassioned, eloquent and substantive.

Updated Sep 29, 2019 12:18pm
China strikes back

China strikes back

China’s agreement to massively finance Iran’s development is an extension of its Belt and Road Initiative.

Published Sep 15, 2019 07:09am
Pakistan’s Kashmir strategy

Pakistan’s Kashmir strategy

The legitimacy of the Kashmiris’ struggle must be propagated on the basis of international law.

Published Sep 01, 2019 07:22am
Economy: policy problems

Economy: policy problems

Over the past year, the PTI government’s economic focus has been on redressing macroeconomic imbalances.

Updated Aug 04, 2019 07:27am
The Afghan prism

The Afghan prism

As has been oft-stated, apart from the Afghans, Pakistan has the highest stakes in securing Afghan peace.

Updated Jul 21, 2019 07:17am
Economic redemption

Economic redemption

Pakistan was preordained to get into financial trouble.

Updated Jul 07, 2019 02:06pm
War with Iran

War with Iran

War is a ‘lose-lose’ option for all those who would be involved in this conflict and even those who are not.

Published Jun 23, 2019 07:19am
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