Mosharraf Zaidi


The writer is former adviser to the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He writes a weekly column for The News.

Pakistan stuck between Afghan rocks and Indian hard places
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

Pakistan’s strategic position in the region is being squeezed in an elegant symphony of coordination between the spies and generals that run US foreign policy, the Narendra Modi establishment in New Delhi, and Ashraf Ghani in Kabul.

In the aftermath of Amarnath attack, could tragedy offer opportunity?
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

In the wake of the severe condemnation of the Amarnath Yatra attack by Kashmiris, India needs to restart the dialogue with all Kashmiris, including the Hurriyat -- especially since India’s leaders seem to have already decided that it does not intend on having that conversation with Pakistan.

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: What was won or lost at The Hague
Sat, May 20, 2017

Pakistanis are wondering why, after having suffered terrorism at the hands of an Indian spy, they must now also live with the indignity of the spy being protected by the international system.

Why India going to ICJ over Kulbhushan Jadhav reeks of desperation
Wed, May 10, 2017

If decision-makers in Pakistan have determined that Kulbhushan Jhadav must die, then it seems unlikely that there is much the ICJ can do to stop this from happening.

The Modi-Sharif Opportunity
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

Talks must continue to be resilient against disruptions in the normalisation process.

PM in Lahore: Advantage Modi
Fri, Jan 01, 2016

His Lahore stopover puts the onus on PM Sharif to take forward the dialogue