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.

Twitter: @hidhussain ‏

Latest published



Beginning of a new chapter between Kabul and Islamabad

With the start of intra-Afghan talk there is a visible improvement in Pakistan’s relations with Afghanistan. The visit of Afghanistan's chief peace negotiator to Islamabad is seen as recognition by Kabul government of Pakistan’s pivotal role in the Afghan peace process.

October 01, 2020

Newest diplomatic row heightens tensions between India and Pakistan

The tit for tat expulsion of diplomats has triggered a new round of diplomatic hostility between India and Pakistan in a sign of heightening tension between the two nuclear-armed nations.

June 24, 2020