Columnist

Javed Hafeez

• Javed Hafeez is a former Pakistani diplomat with much experience of the Middle East. He writes weekly columns in Pakistani and Gulf newspapers and appears regularly on satellite TV channels as a defense and political analyst.
Twitter: @hafiz_javed

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Shifting strategic alignments in South Asia

Because of their often problematic relations, it is natural for India and Pakistan to seek divergent allies. In the Cold War era, their choices were apparent and easy. Pakistan joined two regional defense pacts patronized by the United States to contain communism.

February 14, 2018

Functional Pakistan-US relationship would augur well for peace

During the Cold War, Pakistan-US relations were warm and co-operative. However, after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Pakistan became “the most sanctioned ally” — mainly due to its expanding nuclear program.

January 17, 2018