Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 | Last Update : 10:21 AM IST

Syed Ata Hasnain

Standoff with Taliban & limits of US credibility

Zalmay Khalilzad negotiated with the Taliban over the past one year, and with more focus through the last four months.

12 Sep 2019 12:09 AM

Can Pakistan Army deliver on Imran’s threats?

Pakistan’s ability to spin propaganda as effective psychological warfare may project a much higher capability than actually exists.

05 Sep 2019 12:56 AM

The Taliban are coming! Should we run scared?

A reality check from the past to the present may be necessary to correctly assess this threat.

26 Aug 2019 12:11 AM

Real challenge in J&K when lockdown is eased

The realists in Pakistan understand and fully recognise that any territory of J&K in India’s control cannot be secured by Pakistan by force.

17 Aug 2019 1:18 AM

Win J&K hearts, minds with better governance

The continued celebratory mode without caring for a return to outreach is a sure way of diluting the effect of such a momentous decision.

07 Aug 2019 1:09 AM

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Despite Trump’s bonhomie towards Pak, India-US partnership is a long-term deal

Trump’s foreign policy emphasis has been on selected areas — China, the Middle East, North Korea and Afghanistan.

01 Aug 2019 12:03 AM

There should never be a ‘Kargil’ again, stay alert

The war was India’s first televised one, with pictures of the battlefront beamed live to drawing rooms.

26 Jul 2019 12:16 AM

Resurgence in US-Pak ties may be on the cards

President Trump’s desire to withdraw all US forces from Afghanistan could not have been expressed at a more appropriate juncture for Pakistan.

22 Jul 2019 1:45 AM

Iran deploying proxies to resist US coercion?

How proxies fit into the genre of modern warfare is an important aspect to analyse to assess the emerging threats in the Middle East.

17 Jul 2019 2:14 AM

Get it right in J&K: Correct security perceptions

In Kashmir alone over 40 units are deployed in a grid system.

25 Jun 2019 1:35 AM

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The core security challenge facing NDA-3

A fresh start is urgently needed in Jammu and Kashmir, and with Pakistan and Afghanistan.

29 May 2019 1:00 AM

AFSPA: A law that is little understood

In anticipation of all this, a little analysis and basic information will be good for better understanding of actions.

23 May 2019 12:25 AM

Low ISIS footprint in India may be misleading

Most important, India’s Muslims need leaders of substance who can guide, lead and advise.

08 May 2019 12:18 AM

US, Iran intensify gamesmanship in Mideast

The IRGC is now entrenched on Israel’s northern border, where it supports the Lebanese Hezbollah and seeks to cement Tehran’s foothold in Syria.

22 Apr 2019 12:10 AM

Backing Pak always won’t benefit China

Pakistan's public is not too enthused, and socially it is meeting resistance, especially over the presence of Chinese labour and management.

30 Mar 2019 12:00 AM

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India’s response measured, escalation a challenge

In the wake of these developments, the Indian government needs to ratchet up its diplomatic campaign to an even higher level of engagement.

28 Feb 2019 2:24 AM

To succeed in J&K; Army, police alone not enough

Pakistan’s Deep State is aware of the reluctance of the Indian establishment to do a full reach out and engagement.

21 Feb 2019 12:31 AM

Jammu & Kashmir: elected government, new strategy needed

The Pakistan Army is hamstrung by the state of the economy but will not openly hold out an olive branch.

06 Jan 2019 8:03 AM

Why Kartarpur Sahib initiative may go sour

It was Navjot Singh Sidhu’s presence at the Pakistani ceremony which really became contentious.

05 Dec 2018 12:48 AM

Stop hate, divisiveness to deter terror strikes

For terrorists, there is never a need for penetration of the coastline or borders if reliable sleeper agents exist.

26 Nov 2018 1:05 AM

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