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Is This the End for Pakistan’s Sharif Political Dynasty?
August 27, 2022

Is This the End for Pakistan’s Sharif Political Dynasty?

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The Sharif family’s political fate hinges on whether they can overcome a split between backers of brothers Nawaz and Shehbaz – and convince supporters their alignment with the military is not a betrayal.

What’s Driving Pakistan’s Political Crisis?
April 21, 2022

What’s Driving Pakistan’s Political Crisis?

Madiha Afzal, Ayesha Siddiqa, and Niloufer Siddiqui discuss the factors behind Imran Khan's ouster and what comes next for Pakistan.
Which Asia-Pacific Countries Were (and Weren’t) Invited to the US Summit for Democracy?
December 01, 2021

Which Asia-Pacific Countries Were (and Weren’t) Invited to the US Summit for Democracy?

By Shannon Tiezzi
The guest list underscores the region’s ambivalent relationship with democracy and political freedom.

No, Fazlur Rehman Cannot Protect Pakistanis’ Democratic Rights
October 10, 2020

No, Fazlur Rehman Cannot Protect Pakistanis’ Democratic Rights

By Umair Jamal
Opposition parties have tapped a right-wing Islamist as the leader of the Pakistan Democratic Movement. That raises serious questions.

What Does the Musharraf Verdict Mean for Pakistan?
December 27, 2019

What Does the Musharraf Verdict Mean for Pakistan?

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
The sentencing to death of Musharraf has been welcomed by many Pakistanis.

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.

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