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Can Nawaz Sharif Make a Return to the Top in Pakistan?
April 20, 2018
Can Nawaz Sharif Make a Return to the Top in Pakistan?
What should former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif do to see his party win the next general election?
Can Nawaz Sharif Make a Return to the Top in Pakistan?
Has the Pakistan Army Changed Its India Policy?
December 28, 2017
Has the Pakistan Army Changed Its India Policy?
General Qamar Bajwa's comments to the Pakistani Senate raised hope for better India-Pakistan relations.
Has the Pakistan Army Changed Its India Policy?
The Mullah-Military Takeover of Pakistan
December 07, 2017
The Mullah-Military Takeover of Pakistan
A Musharraf-Saeed alliance could provide the political face of the mullah-military takeover underway in Pakistan.
The Mullah-Military Takeover of Pakistan
Hafiz Saeed’s Release Completes the Political Mainstreaming of Jihadists in Pakistan
November 25, 2017
Hafiz Saeed’s Release Completes the Political Mainstreaming of Jihadists in Pakistan
The prime suspect of the Mumbai attacks can now personally spearhead the Islamist campaign for parliament.
Hafiz Saeed’s Release Completes the Political Mainstreaming of Jihadists in Pakistan
Nawaz Sharif's Return to Politics Will Only Deepen Pakistan's Constitutional Crisis 
September 26, 2017
Nawaz Sharif's Return to Politics Will Only Deepen Pakistan's Constitutional Crisis 
Sharif’s return to political leadership in the PML(N) will jeopardize Pakistan's already dire constitutional problems.
Nawaz Sharif's Return to Politics Will Only Deepen Pakistan's Constitutional Crisis 
Sharif Disqualification to Worsen Civilian-Military Relations in Pakistan
July 28, 2017
Sharif Disqualification to Worsen Civilian-Military Relations in Pakistan
Pakistan's former prime minister argued the case against him was a conspiracy backed by the military's "hidden hand."
Sharif Disqualification to Worsen Civilian-Military Relations in Pakistan
Is Pakistan’s Democracy Back to Square One?
July 17, 2017
Is Pakistan’s Democracy Back to Square One?
The process of democratic restoration in Pakistan will continue to face roadblocks unless civilian forces join hands.
Is Pakistan’s Democracy Back to Square One?
Pakistan's Military Deletes a Controversial Tweet, Raising Questions
May 13, 2017
Pakistan's Military Deletes a Controversial Tweet, Raising Questions
Did the Pakistani military roll back its decision that rejected the civilian government’s assessment in a leaks inquiry?
Pakistan's Military Deletes a Controversial Tweet, Raising Questions
With One Tweet, Civil-Military Tensions in Pakistan Are Made Unusually Public
May 03, 2017
With One Tweet, Civil-Military Tensions in Pakistan Are Made Unusually Public
The Pakistani military has been surprisingly transparent about its contempt for the country's civilian leaders.
With One Tweet, Civil-Military Tensions in Pakistan Are Made Unusually Public
‘Hidden Hands’ in Pakistan
October 28, 2016
‘Hidden Hands’ in Pakistan
RAW, India’s external spy agency, is routinely charged with all sorts of machinations in Pakistan. What’s really at work?
‘Hidden Hands’ in Pakistan
Nawaz Sharif's Nightmare
October 26, 2016
Nawaz Sharif's Nightmare
Pakistan's prime minister faces challenges from abroad and at home.
Nawaz Sharif's Nightmare
After <em>Dawn</em>: The Civil-Military Chasm Deepens in Pakistan
October 13, 2016
After Dawn: The Civil-Military Chasm Deepens in Pakistan
A report on a closed-door meeting between the country’s civilian and military leadership has sent shock waves.
After Dawn: The Civil-Military Chasm Deepens in Pakistan
The Uri Attack and the Civil-Military Divide in Pakistan’s Kashmir Policy
September 30, 2016
The Uri Attack and the Civil-Military Divide in Pakistan’s Kashmir Policy
Since its founding, Pakistan's civilian and military leaders have clashed over how to resolve the Kashmir issue.
The Uri Attack and the Civil-Military Divide in Pakistan’s Kashmir Policy
August 31, 2016
Why Do Coups Happen in Pakistan: A Rejoinder
An alternative explanation for the frequency of military rule in Pakistan.
Why Do Coups Happen in Pakistan: A Rejoinder
Why Do Coups Happen in Pakistan?
August 25, 2016
Why Do Coups Happen in Pakistan?
The three factors behind Pakistan's past (and perhaps future) coups.
Why Do Coups Happen in Pakistan?
Why Pakistan's Foreign Policy Is So Confused
August 13, 2016
Why Pakistan's Foreign Policy Is So Confused
Pakistan's civilian government and the military are working to different ends in their diplomatic efforts.
Why Pakistan's Foreign Policy Is So Confused
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