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Munir Akram

In its clash with America, China appears to have picked up the gauntlet

Iran’s economic partnership with China will supplement its current close security ties with Russia and alter Middle East power equations.

16 Sep 2019 2:31 AM

China better than US for Pak economy

Over 300 government entities cumulatively lose two per cent of Pakistan’s GDP each year.

05 Aug 2019 12:17 AM

Pak aided US, Taliban talks; but didn’t get any reward

An Afghan political settlement will not be durable unless it is supported by regional powers and Afghanistan’s immediate neighbours Pak and Iran.

22 Jul 2019 12:05 AM

A US-Iran war must be averted, it’s a ‘lose-lose’ option for all

A major diplomatic success would be a preferable option for Trump.

25 Jun 2019 1:35 AM

US hostility towards Pak is driven by China rivalry

The recently announced US South Asia Policy is predicated on India’s regional domination.

13 May 2019 12:05 AM


BRI a chance to make US see Pak at par with India

Pakistan hosts BRI’s flagship component. Prime Minister Imran Khan was one of only seven leaders requested to address the summit.

29 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

Terror, rivalry of key powers are hurdles to Afghan peace

US withdrawal will leave the Taliban as the main organised force in the country.

18 Feb 2019 12:32 AM

Endgame in Afghanistan is evolving very quickly

Pakistan is presumed to enjoy the greatest influence due to its perceived relationship with the ascendant Taliban.

21 Jan 2019 5:38 AM

US political reversals can foster conflict in West Asia

Islamabad cannot afford to forget the lessons learnt from the events in Abbottabad or at Salala.

13 Nov 2018 1:27 AM

Where is the new Cold War headed?

Chinese efforts to build a so-called “win-win’”relationship through trade concessions and cooperation on Korea and Afghanistan have clearly failed.

15 Oct 2018 12:07 AM


CPEC might have benefits for all players

The US and China are both working in parallel to improve Pakistan-Afghanistan relations

18 Sep 2018 12:00 AM

Trump taking US on path of confrontation with Beijing

Many Europeans are now seeking closer economic and political relations with Moscow and Beijing.

20 Aug 2018 5:12 AM

Conflict with Iran looms large on the horizon

Pakistan can suffer serious collateral damage from the mounting US-Iran confrontation and would do well to remain aloof from any involvement.

10 Jul 2018 12:51 AM

Trade tussles: Developing nations must act unitedly

The interests of the developing countries would be best served if they are able to act collectively.

20 Mar 2018 5:31 AM

To fend off the West, Muslim world should unite

The Islamic world, wracked by multiple conflicts and crises, is traversing a period akin to Europe’s Dark Ages.

12 Jun 2017 2:00 AM


As instability rocks Afghan, the world must step in

The US blames Pakistani “safe havens” and duplicity for their failure and pressed Pakistan to fight their fight.

06 Mar 2017 12:11 AM

Will Trump’s tweets lead to disasters?

If Trump’s tweeted prescriptions are translated into policy, it could yield a diversity of disasters for America and the world.

13 Jan 2017 5:59 AM