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THE fight against militancy continues to lag behind the evolution of militancy and terrorism in the country and the region.


Abdul Basit, former Pakistani High Commissioner to India is making headlines – mostly due to Indian media houses – with his scathing, and uncalled-for criticism of recently appointed Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry in a letter addressed to him.


THE more detailed census data being revealed by the authorities is throwing up further puzzling trends that need to be examined closely. The population of Karachi, for instance, has been reported at 14.9m, a figure that has baffled many who believed it ought to have been much higher.


Chief of Jamiat Ulema Islam-S (JUI-S) Maulana Samiul Haq’s statement in favour of Haqqani network suggests that despite an apparent shift in Pakistan’s security policy, extremist clerics of the country are still not ready to disown the ‘good Taliban’.


Senate has rightly called for a review of Pakistan’s foreign policy. Though let us hope that the aggressive tone of some of the most prominent senators was for posturing purposes only.


The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday hastily authorised an undisclosed and unsanctioned transfer of arms and ammunition worth almost Rs12 million between the Inter Services Agency (ISI) and National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP) while auditing their records from 2013.


DEMOCRACY dies in the darkness — the new motto of The Washington Post is also an easy aphorism for governments struggling to identify the right balance between transparency and secrecy.


Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor has sought media’s assistance in strengthening a narrative to counter hateful ideas mongered by religious extremists.


The question that bedevilled the last two American presidents appears to have bewildered the latest one too: what should the US do about Afghanistan?



It is hard for people to see the legal system as the venerable fount of order and justice when the members of the legal community don’t treat it as such.


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spotlight image Ties between India and Japan are probably at their best ever, Japanese Ambassador to India H.E. Kenji Hiramatsu told India Review & Analysis’ Nilova Roy Chaudhury, as he outlined how the two countries have moved closer. Ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit
The eight members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) should strengthen cooperation against terrorism and build it into its framework, India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in New York on September 20.
That regional cooperation in South Asia is lower than optimal levels is well accepted. It is usually ascribed to – the asymmetry in size between India and the rest, conflicts and historical political tensions, a trust deficit, limited transport connectivity, and onerous logistics, among many other factors.
Reflections on September evoke a host of memories.
  During the budget session of the legislative assembly, the Chief Minister informed the  House about state’s missing children. According to her, as many as 162 children have gone missing in the past three years.
The Communist Party of China (CPC) is expected to amend its constitution at the upcoming national congress.
Finally breaking her silence on the Rohingya exodus, Myanmar’s state counsellor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has said that her government would like to understand the root causes of the refugee crisis and investigate charges of human rights abuses.
The apprehension was justified. US President Donald Trump’s disregard for institutions and fondness for reckless rhetoric meant that his maiden appearance at the annual UN General Assembly was a closely watched affair.
It is a privilege to be invited to this most prestigious of law schools in the country, more so for someone not formally lettered in the discipline of law. I thank the Director and the faculty for this honour.

Title: A Bonsai Tree; Author: Narendra Luther; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 227 Many books have been written on India's partition but here is a firsthand account of the horror by a migrant from what is now Pakistan, who ...


As talk of war and violence -- all that Mahatma Gandhi stood against -- gains prominence across the world, a Gandhian scholar has urged that the teachings of the apostle of non-violence be taken to the classroom.


Interview with Hudson Institute’s Aparna Pande, whose book From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy, was released on June 17.


This is the continuing amazing spiritual journey of a Muslim man from Kerala who plunged into Vedic religion after a chance encounter with a Hindu mystic under a jackfruit tree in the backyard of his house when he was just nine. It is a story w...


History is told by the victors but in our modern age, even contemporary events get - or are given - a slant, where some contributors soon get eclipsed from the narrative or their images tarnished.

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