De-hyphenating Energy-Climate: The U.S. National Security Strategy

    Between the time that I finalised my dissertation topic "Conflicting Goals: Assessing the Paris Agreement through the lens of Energy Security" for my Masters in International Public Policy (Right after COP21, December 2015) to the time when I submitted it (August 2016), it was clear that the topic was a contentious one. I had chosen …

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Is all politics personal?

My post in the Express Tribune on Dr. Mazari's resignation: As observers of politics, most of us make one mistake; we confuse party leaders with party ideals. It’s an easy mistake to make because we expect leaders to personify party ideologies. However, it’s important to note that leaders, too, are human, and subject to fallibility. …

Unveiling France

An analytical book review of Scott's "Politics of the Veil": Unveiling France          Joan Wallach Scott’s “Politics of the Veil” is an expose on the controversial French law on secularity and conspicuous religious symbols in schools (2004). Scott looks at “the hijab – the piece of cloth that became a symbol of the “problem of …