Author Archives: Ejaz Haider

The elusive COG: how useful is the concept?

EJAZ HAIDER Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz is famously known to have given the concept of Centre of Gravity (COG) in his On War, until recently the Bible of war theory. There’s nary a military school that doesn’t talk … Continue reading

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Of bluster and reality…

EJAZ HAIDER Now that post-Uri attack bluster in India, and the fantastic extravagance inevitable to it, has subsided, let’s look at things rationally. Too many Indian and western analysts talk about Pakistan’s ‘perfidy’, presenting Pakistan as an irrational, revisionist state … Continue reading

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Drawing-room Notebooks

THE OTHER COLUMN: — Ejaz Haider Daily Times, December 2, 2007 I fervently want a revolution; want to test my theories; but I want others to get clobbered on the streets. Why must people insist that just because I know … Continue reading

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Religion, modernity and violence

  By Ejaz Haider In his article Disrupting the journey from normalcy to terror, friend Mosharraf Zaidi anguishes over two important questions: why would highly-educated Muslims turn to violence, and what are the nodes through which modernity is processed or, … Continue reading

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Jumping into trouble

The Other Column, May 6, 2007 EJAZ HAIDER It’s silly to punish people for their virtues rather than vices and I am both saddened and amused when that happens. Some ascribe such arbitrariness to divine justice, arguing that the vices … Continue reading

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Crap with gravitas

EJAZ HAIDER Most of us treat shitting as just that, shitty and crappy –— an issue not worthy of second thought or, worse, a process that one has to put up with as a biological evil. That’s most unfortunate. The … Continue reading

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The soldier and the lover…

EJAZ HAIDER An evening at Shaista Sirajuddin’s is always a stimulating affair and never fails to remind me of the time when I would sit through her class, usually the only one I attended, trying to soak in every word … Continue reading

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