Author Archives: Waqar Masood Khan

Exchange Rate Conundrum

Vagaries of Consciousness All players, old and new, have contradictory explanations                           It is difficult to find a previous example comparable to the dispirited environment that is currently surrounding economic management in the

External environment

Promising signs A number of significant developments are taking place in the region. They should form the basis for cautious optimism that Pakistan’s narrative is gaining acceptance and the frenzy and propaganda

FATF and beyond

Pakistan’s many challenges The challenge at Financial Action Task Force (FATF) was unprecedented. It all started when before the Paris meeting, the US State Department held a press conference to announce its

Say no to amnesty

Would the present scheme meet any different fate than its predecessors? A new amnesty scheme is on the anvil. For politicians, few things are more irresistible than the thought of offering an

The US defense strategy

Downgrading the war on terror On 19 January 2018, the US defense secretary unveiled the country’s Defense Strategy, companion document to the National Security Strategy, which was announced by President Donald Trump

India-Israel alliance

Implications for Pakistan Should Pakistan have any concerns about the deepening ties between India and Israel? Ordinarily, a third country should have no concern about relations between other countries. But India-Israel ties

Trump’s tweet

We should ignore it Just when we think we may have hit rock bottom in our relations with America, the Trump Administration, nay, Trump himself, has the ingenious ability to dig holes

The Belfour Declaration

A Centennial Assessment  In 1917, the British government approved the public declaration of its sympathy for “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people,” at the time an