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Pakistan’s Lost Hope of Civilian Supremacy
January 14, 2020

Pakistan’s Lost Hope of Civilian Supremacy

By Daud Khattak
When Pakistan's opposition joined forces with the government to extend General Bajwa's term as army chief, it was a blow to pro-democracy activists.

The Musharraf Verdict Challenges the Military’s Hegemony in Pakistan
December 21, 2019

The Musharraf Verdict Challenges the Military’s Hegemony in Pakistan

By Jaffer Abbas Mirza
Even if the verdict against Musharraf is never carried out, formally labeling the former general a traitor could undo 60 years of unquestioned military supremacy.
Pakistan’s Massive March Calls out Military Overreach
November 06, 2019

Pakistan’s Massive March Calls out Military Overreach

By Daud Khattak
The Azadi March has brought the religious right and secular left together on a one-point agenda of civilian supremacy.

Is Pakistan Headed for Political Crisis?
June 04, 2019

Is Pakistan Headed for Political Crisis?

By Asif Ullah Khan
The government (and military) may have miscalculated in their attempt to take down a popular judge.

Imran Khan’s Foreign Policy Approach
August 21, 2018

Imran Khan’s Foreign Policy Approach

By Daud Khattak
Khan has a golden chance to right ties with India, Afghanistan, and the U.S. – if the establishment will let him.

Michael Kugelman on Pakistan's Future Under Imran Khan
August 20, 2018

Michael Kugelman on Pakistan's Future Under Imran Khan

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
What will Pakistan’s foreign policy look like under new Prime Minister Imran Khan?

Time for the US to Stop Supporting Pakistan’s Military Rule
August 15, 2018

Time for the US to Stop Supporting Pakistan’s Military Rule

By Mark Hannah
U.S. aid to Pakistan's military has helped keep civilian governments in the country weak.
The Political Hurdles for Imran Khan’s Government
August 03, 2018

The Political Hurdles for Imran Khan’s Government

By Daud Khattak
Ironically, Khan's biggest test will come not from the opposition, but from the groups that supported him.

Imran Khan: Another Act in Pakistan’s Circus
July 27, 2018

Imran Khan: Another Act in Pakistan’s Circus

By C. Christine Fair
It wasn't Imran Khan who won the election. It was (as always) Pakistan's army.

The Biggest Challenge for Pakistan’s Next Prime Minister
July 26, 2018

The Biggest Challenge for Pakistan’s Next Prime Minister

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
As premier, Imran Khan’s greatest challenge will be detaching himself from the Army’s strings.

Pakistan's Bittersweet Election Season
July 03, 2018

Pakistan's Bittersweet Election Season

By Daud Khattak
Instead of a celebration of democratic transfer of power, doubts are growing about interference in the political campaigns.
Trump’s Tweet Has Done Pakistan a Massive Favor
January 03, 2018

Trump’s Tweet Has Done Pakistan a Massive Favor

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
A Twitter tirade once again allows Pakistan to play the victim.

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