Tag: foreign affairs

  • Expose: Pakistan’s lame, apathetic foreign service

    Expose: Pakistan’s lame, apathetic foreign service

    The following article was initially published in a widely-circulated English daily of Pakistan, who subsequently removed it from their website for unspecified reasons. It is being published here with permission of the author. The arrow shot by the archer may or may not kill a single person. But stratagems devised by a wise man can […]

  • Who needs a foreign minister? -by Abdul Samad

    How many countries function without a Foreign Minister at a time of diplomatic turbulence, when relations with its main ally, United States, stoop to a new low? Well, Pakistan does. In all the drama that has followed Osama’s execution, it has gone virtually unnoticed that Pakistan has no Foreign Minister. Yes, let me say it […]

  • The Indian-Pakistani Divide: Why India Is Democratic and Pakistan Is Not – by Christophe Jaffrelot

    An excellent article by the pen of Christophe Jaffrelot in which he unwinds the book of Philip Oldenburg. The book puts forth an extensive view of the political history of the sub-continent and in depth analysis the reason of a fragile democracy and a bleeding Pakistan.(Ali Raja) Since 1995, when the historian Ayesha Jalal’s pathbreaking […]