Federal Minister for Human Rights | Former DG SSII

Our foreign policy quagmire

So what has gone wrong? There we were patting ourselves on the back for successfully brokering talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban when the talks stood cancelled and the Afghan government turned on Pakistan. Again, there we were thinking we had salvaged Ufa’s diplomatic disaster and Sartaj Aziz would make it to New…

Discrimination and global nuclear stability

Discrimination and global nuclear stability Shireen M. Mazari To begin with, it is a fallacy that arms control will eventually lead to disarmament. While the former refers to negotiated measures leading to curbs on acquiring new weapons, the latter term refers to a quantitative reduction in total number of existing weapons -that is, the elimination…

Faultlines for 2007

As 2006 comes to a close, the dye has already been cast for the major conflicts that will dominate the New Year. Just when one thought the US and its obedient ally Britain had finally realised the realities on the ground in Middle East and West Asia, and had seen the wisdom of dialogue instead…