As Pakistan commits 5,000 operational troops to Saudi Arabia to become part of its 33-nation counter-terrorism coalition, some Pakistanis wonder why we couldn’t just say ‘no’.
As I watched the television footage of bloodshed unfurl, I shuddered at the manifestation of one idea of God being attacked by another idea.
It was on an evening in late 1995 as I sat in my hostel room listening to Farida Khanum that tears welled up in my eyes.
At University of Lund
At Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars
At Princeton University
At the beginning of the 20th Century, they said that the sun never set on the British Empire. Indeed, the sun still does not set on the Empire, as it continues to wield power through sheer dint of its ideas and systems that are practiced in many of its former colonies.