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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.

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.
Why Pakistan Needs a Democratic Revolution
June 21, 2018

Why Pakistan Needs a Democratic Revolution

By Touqir Hussain
The country needs much more than just another round of elections to address its manifold challenges.

Sharif's Lifetime Ban From Politics Is the Final Blow to Pakistan's Democracy
April 18, 2018

Sharif's Lifetime Ban From Politics Is the Final Blow to Pakistan's Democracy

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Nawaz Sharif’s lifetime disqualification has scratched off Pakistan’s façade of democracy.

The Mullah-Military Takeover of Pakistan
December 07, 2017

The Mullah-Military Takeover of Pakistan

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
A Musharraf-Saeed alliance could provide the political face of the mullah-military takeover underway in Pakistan.

Pakistan's Election Scramble Begins
April 11, 2017

Pakistan's Election Scramble Begins

By Mahboob Mohsin and Waqas Halim
Pakistan's political parties are already positioning themselves for next year's elections.

China’s Trouble With Pakistan’s Turbulent Democracy
January 07, 2017

China’s Trouble With Pakistan’s Turbulent Democracy

By Abdur Rehman Shah
The real stumbling block to CPEC? The differences in political systems between China and Pakistan.
Why Do Coups Happen in Pakistan?
August 25, 2016

Why Do Coups Happen in Pakistan?

By Muhammad Daim Fazil
The three factors behind Pakistan's past (and perhaps future) coups.

How Pakistan Betrayed Its Founder
August 24, 2016

How Pakistan Betrayed Its Founder

By Basit Mahmood
Rediscovering Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s vision for a secular, liberal Pakistan.

Pakistan's Black Day
July 08, 2016

Pakistan's Black Day

By Ahsan Chaudhary
How the military engineered its July 5, 1977 coup, leading to 11 years of martial law.

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