Columnist

Zahid Hussain

Zahid Hussain is an award-winning journalist and author. He is a former scholar at Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholar, USA, and a visiting fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, and at the Stimson Center in Washington DC. He is author of Frontline Pakistan: The struggle with militant Islam (Columbia university press) and The Scorpion’s tail: The relentless rise of Islamic militants in Pakistan (Simon and Schuster, NY). Frontline Pakistan was the book of the year (2007) by the WSJ.

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Pakistan's senate election is a high-stakes game

The recent leak of a video showing some members of a provincial Assembly receiving stakes of cash in exchange for their votes in the 2018 Senate elections has once again raised questions about the legitimacy and credibility of the country’s legislative body.

February 13, 2021

No major change in US policy on Pakistan expected under Biden administration

The transition in the White House next week with Joe Biden taking over the charge is likely to have a profound impact on America’s foreign policy. A major focus of the new US administration will be to end Trump’s unilateralist approach and return to traditional multilateralism.

January 17, 2021

Rising tension between India and Pakistan makes South Asia unstable

South Asia remains one of the most combustible regions with the dawn of new year.  While the world is hit by the deadly coronavirus pandemic, there has not been any cessation in hostilities between India and Pakistan. There seems little hope of peace prevailing in South Asia in 2021.

January 02, 2021