The writer is director for South and Central Asia at the Hudson Institute in Washington DC. He served as Pakistan’s ambassador to the US and is author, most recently, of ‘Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States and an epic history of misunderstanding’
Nawaz Sharif’s conviction confirms that a politician can’t be corrupt and anti-military at the same time in Pakistan
It can ignore ICJ’s injunction in the Jadhav case, but doing so will extract a price in international goodwill.
As its friends befriend India, Pakistan’s ruling elites must come to terms with new regional, global realities
Suspending the dialogue each time there is a terrorist attack gives jihadis a veto over talks.
For now, the best outcome of the ‘Modi to Lahore’ foray comprises only modest possibilities.
After the nuclear deal, the Arab world fears a better funded Iranian campaign will exert more influence across the Muslim world than in the past. The US needs to reassure the region
Things can change between India and Pakistan if one side simply refuses to play the well-worn game
December 16 attack is the result of a sustained national policy gone wrong.
Modi’s success with China, US depends on ability to bring economics to the centre.
Another elected government is sought to be destabilised. Beneath the noisy political chaos is a country in denial about its loss of direction
To be credible, their promise to fight terrorism will need to be accompanied by a realignment of Pakistani nationalism.
Nawaz Sharif must revise his country’s notion of India as ‘permanent enemy’ to reach out to India’s new government.
Nawaz Sharif’s participation in Narendra Modi’s swearing-in is a first. The two leaders must now overcome past failures
India has rejected the politics of loyalty and legacy. Can Pakistan move on too?