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The Balochistan Conundrum


The Balochistan Conundrum Faridullah This Land of the Pure has had a tumultuous history. It saw the tragic episode of the dismemberment of East Pakistan. However, unfortunately, we the Pakistani nation, have not learnt any lesson from this national tragedy. Our rulers, both civilian and military, have had the same authoritarian attitude towards Balochistan as they had towards the then-East ... Read More »

Loya Jirga, Intra-Afghan Dialogue and the Challenges Ahead


Loya Jirga, Intra-Afghan Dialogue and the Challenges Ahead Opportunity does not waste time with those who are unprepared Mairaj ul Hamid Nasri “Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.” —Napoleon Hill The Loya Jirga, or ‘grand council’, is traditionally the supreme body in Afghanistan. It consists of Afghan dignitaries, including tribal elders, religious figures, and ... Read More »



EXTERMINATE EINSTEIN’S MONSTERS Modern world needs total elimination of nuclear weapons! Hassaan Bin Zubair The alternative of multilateral nuclear disarmament and elimination is an idea as old as the bomb itself, but it has rarely been espoused seriously by the great powers and then mainly as a rhetorical tool to encourage political support for related but less ambitious initiatives. Recent ... Read More »