Author Archives: Hussaan Tariq


Greater KPK

Its implications and beyond In Pakistan, over seventy years into its independence, the land defined by rough terrains, extreme weathers, and a tough life, we call FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) has


The war of ideas

A new idea of war! To quote Sun Tzu, a Chinese general, military strategist, writer, and philosopher: “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” The only way,


Tit-for-tat diplomacy!

A gift of lost credibility or interest? “Force is all conquering, but its victories are short lived” The present administration of the United States, apparently, seems to have forgotten the aforementioned quote


Less is more!

Is MMA an underestimated dark horse? Picking up from last week’s column that highlighted a form of feudalism and its influence on political maneuvering in the country, let us introduce ourselves to


Dictatorial democracy

Are we even ready for democracy? “Dictators are not in the business of elections that could remove them from their thrones”, stated Gene Sharp, in his book From Dictatorship to Democracy. This


Flashpoints!

Will Pakistan and India ever get over 1947? The newspapers have their front pages bombarded with tensions erupting in Jammu and Kashmir again. With the Indian army unleashing terror on innocent Kashmiris,

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