Daily Archives: January 17, 2009


Gaza in America —Rafia Zakaria

Since current Israeli policy has reflected the philosophies of the Bush Administration, it only follows that the change in philosophy marked by the incoming Obama Administration will mark less tolerance for such policies On January 11, 2008, the both the United States Senate and the House of Representatives passed resolutions […]


Terrorism begs new laws —Shaukat Qadir

Interestingly, it was debated at the UN whether the International Criminal Court should be empowered to try international terrorists, which is actually the only genuinely workable solution to an international problem. The only reason a decision could not be reached was because members could not agree on a definition for […]


Ecological borders —Saleem H Ali

It is high time that India and Pakistan consider the primacy of ecological cooperation as a means of lasting conflict resolution. Several proposals have already been presented to both governments to consider jointly managed ecological conservation zones in border areas which could help to reduce tensions Amidst the political circus […]


Global power struggle and Pakistan-Part I

 Masood Sharif Khan Khattak From the 70s to date Pakistan has often been on the centre stage in the global power struggle and its role has always benefited the USA immensely. One such role was played when Pakistan brought about President Richard M Nixon’s visit to China in Feb 1972. […]