SR Writes

Women in the Crosshairs


The edifice of exclusion, of restricted rights, is so difficult to take down because it takes its power from state-defined unitary codes.

Asia’s Fragile Heart


Rehman writes on the Heart of Asia Conference and Pakistan’s relationship with India and Afghanistan.

The Arc of Climate Justice


As one of the world’s smaller polluters, Pakistan is well within its rights in seeking resources and funds to cope with the impact of problems for which it is not responsible

Pakistan’s UN bromide


The four-point formula is a good scramble at presenting the world with policy pro-activity from Pakistan. But a tone-deaf Delhi leaves little room for levelling up the non-existent peace track.

Five Flashpoints for Strategic Planners


For a country navigating multiple internal and external challenges, Pakistan’s economic, governance and policy-delivery deficits have been a constraint on strategic resource-allocation and decision-making.

Modi’s Greta Garbo moment – by Sherry Rehman


Modi’s Greta Garbo moment By Sherry Rehman There is no crisis between India and Pakistan that has not been tried on for size. The latest one, though, comes at a time that could have been pivotal for a sustainable thaw between the neuralgic neighbours. Instead, New Delhi’s unilateral cancellation of foreign secretary-level talks has not

Winning Our Own War By Sherry Rehman


Winning Our Own War By Sherry Rehman 10 things to do beyond North Waziristan As Pakistan’s military runs through its ground offensive in the federally-administered North Waziristan tribal agency in the punishing July heat of Ramzan, the harrowing homelessness of almost a million tribal people poses the most poignant humanitarian challenge to Prime Minister Nawaz