OPINION

A Policy Shift?

The arrest of Saeed comes at a time when Prime Minister Imran Khan is visiting the US and Pakistan's military leadership is also holding talks with the US administration. Pakistan has been officially denying the presence of LeT in the country for the past many years.…

What Trump’s Mediation On Kashmir Means

US President Donald Trump’s bombshell that he would like to mediate the vexed Kashmir conflict has set the stage for a high profile diplomatic tug-of-war between India and Pakistan involving the world’s sole superpower. While Trump’s keenness to play the…

Time to Roll the Dice

Andrew Buncombe Few places so mesmerising carry the pain of Kashmir. The Himalayan region, contested for seven decades by Indiaand Pakistan, has been a hideout for Islamabad-backed militants; witnessed the forced expulsion of a Hindu community as authorities did nothing;…

Why Delhi Needs a Change in Kashmir Strategy

Before heading to Washington to meet US President Donald Trump on July 22, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan opened up his country’s airspace to international flights, after months of closure, and rearrested Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind behind Lashkar-e-Tayyaba. President Trump…

Donald Trump And The Strangling Of Persia

We know that Donald Trump does not read books. He is more of a television enthusiast and a Twitter aficionado. His knowledge of international relations and history – Middle East history, in particular – is limited at best. But as…

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