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Talat Masood

Talat Masood is a retired Lieutenant General from Pakistan Army and an eminent scholar on national security and political issues.
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Turning India into a de facto theocracy has consequences for the region

There was a time when India took pride in being a secular state, a country where religion and sect were considered the individual’s private preference. The whole world mourned along with India when a Hindu nationalist extremist murdered Mahatma Gandhi for promoting Hindu-Muslim amity.  

December 17, 2019

Lasting impact of the Babri Mosque on India-Pakistan relations

The Indian Supreme Court’s unanimous decision earlier this month on the Babri Mosque case ruled that the land belonged to the government and that it be handed over to a trust to build a Hindu temple — with Muslims being allotted land elsewhere for their mosque.

November 22, 2019

China’s remarkable transformation

As the Chinese people celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, there are lessons to be learned from assessing the phenomenal progress the country has made.

September 24, 2019

Pakistan’s journey to democratic underdevelopment

In many ways, Pakistan presents a fascinating study of democratic development or underdevelopment, during its 72 years of existence. Its history has been blotted by four martial laws, three of them prolonged ones that nearly covered half of the nation’s life.

September 08, 2019