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Munir Akram

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

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

Pakistan was preordained to get into financial trouble. Updated Jul 07, 2019 02:06pm

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

The China-US confrontation is likely to escalate further in the foreseeable future. Updated Jun 09, 2019 12:34pm

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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