The chant of 'Azadi!' - Urdu for 'Freedom'-is the slogan of the freedom struggle in Kashmir against what the Kashmiris see as the Indian Occupation. Ironically, it also became the chant of millions on the streets of India against the project of Hindu nationalism.Even as Arundhati Roy began to ask wh..
Sufism has always been a contested space in Pakistan. Successive governments, political parties and religious organisations have attempted to coopt it or reject it to suit their own political agendas. Since the turn of the millennium, however, the Pakistani government has made a conscious eff ort to..
This insightful analysis into the prevailing economic situation in Pakistan has three distinguishing features. It is an exhaustive, analytical history of economic development in Pakistan during the last seventy years; it provides an explanation of Pakistan’s economic performance in the political con..
Writing in The Wall Street Journal, David Gress called Francis Fukuyama's Origins of Political Order "magisterial in its learning and admirably immodest in its ambition." In The New York Times Book Review, Michael Lind described the book as "a major achievement by one of the lead..
Democracies can die with a coup d'état - or they can die slowly. This happens most deceptively when in piecemeal fashion, with the election of an authoritarian leader, the abuse of governmental power and the complete repression of opposition. All three steps are being taken around the world and we m..
The new York Times bestseller in the autumn of 2015, The founders of the washington-based intelligence firm fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson and Peter fritsch, were hired by a republican client to look into the records of Donald Trump. What began as a March through a mind-boggling trove of lawsuits and ske..
The Battle for Pakistan showcases a marriage of convenience between unequal partners. The relationship the US has shared with Pakistan since the early 1950s has been nothing less than a roller coaster ride. Today, surrounded by hostile neighbours, with Afghanistan on its way to becoming an Indian sa..
The real U.S. war in Afghanistan is against Pakistan. Since 9/11 the U.S. has been fighting in Afghanistan for the last 16 years. Until now no reasonable answer is provided, other than Pakistan's support for the Taliban. Reality is much broader. Why? Because no one in the U.S. government is willing ..
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.&n..
Appeasing Hitler is an astonishingly accomplished debut. Bouverie writes with a wonderful clarity and we will no doubt hear a lot more of his voice in future'Antony BeevorOn a wet afternoon in September 1938, Neville Chamberlain stepped off an aeroplane and announced that his visit to Hitler had ave..
The International Bestseller `Barney White-Spunner s book stands out for its judicious and unsparing look at events from a British perspective. Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times Review This book is at its most powerful in its month-by-month narrative of how Partition tore apart northern and eastern In..
Number One New York Times Best SellerIn Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today's most pressing issues."Fascinating...a crucial global conversation abo..