A political maelstrom has engulfed Pakistan. The unpopular PPP-led regime may survive under a new leader. But Yusuf Raza Gilani’s days as prime minister appear numbered after he was served notice for being in contempt of the Supreme Court. Read more

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Mohali is for optics. The real match between India and Pakistan is across the negotiating table. And in that, there aren’t going to be any winners or losers. Not at least in the visible future. Read more

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The case of US undercover agent Raymond Davis has come to have a major bearing on Islamabad’s relations with Washington. There’s danger clear and present of its fallout on President Barack Obama’s stock in the US and Asif Zardari’s in Pakistan. Read more

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I have a few questions for Pakistan’s elected rulers. Why have they let pass the “tragic opportunity” of floods that uprooted millions across that country— rather than using it to create bonding between our people and building trust between governments? Read more

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I really wonder on whose advice ISI chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha would have cancelled his trip to the United Kingdom? His reporting line is to the Army Chief, Gen Asfaq Pervez Kayani, not the civilian set-up headed by Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani. Read more

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SM Krishna’s biggest challenge since he assumed the reins of the Indian Foreign Office has arrived. The US-educated politico has faced many a battle at home. But the turf this time is unfamiliar and unfriendly. Read more

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I’ve often wondered as to who runs this country: the big business, the intelligence fraternity, the lunatic political fringe, the media or the government mandated by the electorate? Read more

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