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Khaled Ahmed

Rule of charisma
Wed, Sep 24, 2014

It will be the economist, not democracy, who cuts down to size Pak’s Imran-Qadri duo.

State and utopia
Sat, Sep 20, 2014

Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri say what Pakistan has is not democracy. What they promise is utopia.

Cult versus parliament
Thu, Sep 11, 2014

So far, those who think attrition would weaken the cults if the standoff is prolonged are being proved wrong.

Rise of the mob
Thu, Sep 04, 2014

Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri lead an attack against representative democracy.

Connoisseurs of the stalemate
Wed, Aug 27, 2014

The change of mind in Pakistan via-a-vis India is real. But foreign offices of both countries remain addicted to deadlocks.

The religious scientist
Sat, Aug 23, 2014

The gap of learning between India and Pakistan is significant because it goes beyond the argument of population ratios.

And another long march
Thu, Aug 14, 2014

As Imran Khan and Tahir-ul Qadri face off with Islamabad, will the past be repeated?

Touching foot in Pakistan
Sat, Aug 09, 2014

The only way to keep writing about terror organisations — and live.

Terror connection
Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Pakistan plays a role in the story of ISIS founder Abu Musaab al Zarqawi.

If the EU could do it
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

A South Asian union based on trade could reduce the incentive for war in the region.

Harder lines in Londonistan
Sat, Jul 19, 2014

What the UK is doing to my Pakistani relatives who live there.

The absence of trust
Sat, Jul 12, 2014

How it’s taking a toll in Pakistan.

Fading of the strongman
Thu, Jul 03, 2014

Altaf Hussain is no longer the figure he was. Yet, the MQM draws support because its alternative is the Taliban.

The fading memory of amity
Fri, Jun 27, 2014

As Sikhs protest in Islamabad, Pakistan is forgetting what the past is trying to say.

In an unsettled state
Thu, Jun 19, 2014

The outcome of the Modi-Nawaz meeting was predictably seen as disastrous by the swelling pro-army tide in Pakistan.

And fishermen pay the price
Fri, Jun 13, 2014

If India and Pakistan come closer through trade and investment, the first issue they must resolve is Sir Creek.

Minority and the mob
Sat, Jun 07, 2014

Pakistan’s deathwish hatred is the Ahmadi community.

Survival of the plural
Fri, May 30, 2014

A singular identity breeds violence — look at the proud tribal Pakhtun and the adaptable, giving Punjabi.

Modi-watching in Pakistan
Thu, May 22, 2014

India’s new prime minister provokes alarm and fascination in its neighbourhood.

Two nations or more?
Wed, May 21, 2014

There is sub-nationalism in Sindh and Balochistan, where Muslim communities want out from the state of Pakistan.

The Lucknow connection
Mon, May 12, 2014

A city madrasa in India could have something to do with sharpening of Shia-Sunni tensions in Pakistan

When reality outruns strategy
Sat, May 03, 2014

Indians should stop pining for a single-minded strategic culture, look where that got Pakistan.

Afraid of free trade
Fri, Apr 25, 2014

Diplomacy in South Asia is given over to give-no-quarter bureaucrats, who cleave to a nationalism that continues to trump economics.

Voting against the Taliban
Sat, Apr 19, 2014

Free elections in Afghanistan mark the beginning of an arduous road to peace.

No terrorists here
Sun, Apr 06, 2014

Carlotta Gall’s book will be met by the same denialism that has gripped Pakistan for many years.

Liberals, losers and spoilsports
Fri, Mar 28, 2014

The ‘liberal’ in Pakistan is under siege; he must fear for his life as the national consensus swings in favour of the Taliban.

Can the Taliban be far behind?
Fri, Mar 21, 2014

In Pakistan, the Council of Islamic Ideology has been in overdrive. It could be a portent.

Persecuted by law
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

Non-Muslims in Pakistan are threatened by both the state and non-state actors.

Pakistan,1971
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

Military voices now challenge the established narrative of the Bangladesh war.

With a little help from Pakistan
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

Fears of an Iranian nuclear bomb might compel Saudi Arabia to make its own,increasing the chances of a nuclear conflict in the region

The trade highway to peace
Sat, Dec 14, 2013

India and Pakistan may be losing sight of the indirect solutions.

States of Siege
Sat, Dec 07, 2013

What links the ideas of Pakistan and Israel,and their shared paranoia.

Slippery slope of justice
Wed, Dec 04, 2013

Justice Chaudhry retires,but the day of the ‘judicial saviour’ isn’t over in Pakistan.

The Kayani effect
Fri, Nov 29, 2013

The populist general helped tip Pakistan into dangerous paranoia.

The literary renegade
Thu, Nov 21, 2013

Ayesha Jalal’s new book about her granduncle Saadat Hasan Manto attempts to explain his revolt against the narrative that divided India.

Al-Qaeda’s chosen one
Sat, Nov 16, 2013

The appointment of Mullah Fazlullah as TTP chief will see an escalation in violence in Pakistan.

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