The Afghan endgame

Pakistan’s move Considering the way pieces are moving on the AfPak chessboard, and beyond, it seems a combination that will force an endgame agreeable to all principal parties might finally be on

White Lies

Award season is here and it appears (surprise, surprise) that connections seem to matter more than merit when it comes to getting the laurels. A provincial governor (its their recommendation for one

Dialogue with Kabul

Is everyone finally on the same page? Almost a month back at the international peace conference in Kabul Afghan President Ashraf Ghani wanted to reset relations with Pakistan. This initiative was necessary

Pak-India relations

Both to be losers if deterioration is not arrested Despite the offstage meetings between the National Security Advisers of Pakistan and India, a mitigation of hostilities between the two countries is nowhere