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Pinocchio’s nose

THE Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline (Tapi) is like Pinocchio’s nose. The more participating governments lie about it, the longer its implementation schedule grows. Tapi has been under...

Sunrise over Iran

THE luck just doesn’t run out in Pakistan. Just as one door closes, another opens. For almost a decade now, rulers in Pakistan have tried...

Regional auguries

It is remarkable how the regional scenario has suddenly taken a turn towards a more promising outlook in contrast to the picture as obtained...

The looming IS threat

AS the Afghan Taliban sat face to face with the officials of the Kabul government in Murree last week, its fighters were locked in...

New dimensions of Pak-India relations

Recent statements by Indian ministers of sponsoring non-state actors in Pakistan did not help the cause of relations between the two countries The recent Ufa...

Afghanistan: Light at the end of the tunnel

A triple ‘S’ ambience accompanied the intra-Afghan peace talks at Murree: shock, surprise and scepticism. The talks first came as a shock to the...

A regional game changer

The nuclear agreement between the great powers of today and Iran is a historic event, and depending on the goodwill and understanding achieved on...

Peace parleys

LONG reviled as a state aiding terrorists, Pakistan has eventually started taking concrete steps to refurbish its image by delivering on its promise of...

Pakistan’s entry to SCO

Pakistan's entry into the SCO is not just figurative but substantial. July 10, 2015 will be marked as a red-letter day for both Pakistan and...

China-Pakistan cultural exchanges benefit students

2015 marks the China-Pakistan year of friendly exchanges. The two governments have vowed to boost cooperation in such areas as education, culture and tourism....