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State of martial rule 23 Aug 2013 | 01:48 am

It is possible to call Pakistan a rentier state as long as the description is nuanced enough so that it does not obfuscate more than it reveals, says...

Pakistan: A rentier state 23 Aug 2013 | 01:45 am

Pakistan is what you can call a fragile 'limited access state' where elite are unable to set rules for mutually beneficial rent-seeking.

Pak state rapidly withering away 23 Aug 2013 | 01:41 am

Born in Karachi, Nadeem Farooq Paracha is a leading cultural critic, political analyst, and a columnist. In the 1980s, he was active in student politics at...

Pakistan: A struggling state 23 Aug 2013 | 01:38 am

Dr. Masood Ashraf Raja teaches postcolonial literature and theory at University of North Texas. He also edits Pakistaniaat: A Journal Pakistan Studies.

BJP, USA gain as LoC flares up 23 Aug 2013 | 01:36 am

Since the beginning of this year, Rajouri, Mendhar, Poonch and Uri sectors have been witness to repeated incidents of senseless violence, accompanied by equally vociferous debates on news networks. Ea...

The high road to Changa Manga 23 Aug 2013 | 01:33 am

When the democratically elected government of your brother was overthrown by General Tinpot, Pakistan was on the way to progress and prosperity. We had made tremendous gains in implementing the Caliph...

Iranian lessons for Arab women 23 Aug 2013 | 01:31 am

Few people would consider the changes in regimes in the Arab countries as the birth of a new order that will transform aspects of the societies that bred the revolts. Regime changes carried out throug...

A drunken psychopath at the wheel: Fukushima revisited 23 Aug 2013 | 01:27 am

Like a psychopathic drunk driver careening down a busy street, capitalism on its last legs is creating untold disaster in its wake. One of the most serious is the ongoing example of Fukushima. The 201...

After massacre in Cairo: Egypt descends into chaos 23 Aug 2013 | 01:23 am

After the massacre of hundreds of Egyptians by the security forces, who were protesting at different makeshift camps, Mohamed El Baradei, a symbol of liberalism in Egypt, resigned as vice president of...

Independence day 17 Aug 2013 | 03:32 pm

When India was partitioned, I was in Bombay. I heard the Quaid-e-Azam’s (Jinnah) and Pandit Nehru’s speeches, following which when the partition took place, I also saw the rioting which occurred in Bo...

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