Trump: more of the same and worse

By Dr. Shireen Mazari Our civil and military leaderships’ dream of an intimacy with the US has been as steadfast over decades as the US leaders’ refusal to convert the dream into a reality. Under Donald Trump that disconnect in expectations will become even more acute, notwithstanding the Pakistan government’s euphoria over the Trump-Nawaz telephone…

Opinion: Not Mere Pinpricks

BY Dr.Shireen Mazari India’s Modi and his BJP government continue their aggressive designs against Pakistan. Beginning with sporadic attacks along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary (WB), the Modi government moved on to convert these into more regular attacks with an increase in occurrence followed now by a qualitative increase in intensity.…

Overwhelmed by Corruption

Overwhelmed by Corruption By Dr Shireen Mazari [dropcap]C[/dropcap]orruption revealed weakens those who stand exposed, which is why the Panama Papers have seen leaders either defend themselves against the revelations made or resign from office. Corruption is a cancer that eats away at the very fabric of society, killing people’s initiative and sense of purpose while…

India and the non-proliferation paradox

By Amina Afzal The 2005 US-India Civil Nuclear Deal that ultimately led to an NSG waiver for India severely damaged global non-proliferation norms. The deal could also not prevent its beneficiary from indulging in an arms race or expanding its nuclear weapons programme. Ironically the deal was endorsed by global powers and even the IAEA…