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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.

Pakistan’s Sit-In Protests Come to an End, But Key Issues Remain Unresolved
November 15, 2019

Pakistan’s Sit-In Protests Come to an End, But Key Issues Remain Unresolved

By Daud Khattak
The protest might be over, but the central civilian-military tussle persists.
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.

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.

Taha Siddiqui on Pakistan’s Muzzled Media
July 24, 2018

Taha Siddiqui on Pakistan’s Muzzled Media

By Aaquib Khan
The well-known journalist is living in exile after narrowly escaping an abduction attempt by gunmen.

Why the Pakistan Army Is Vying to Influence the General Elections
July 20, 2018

Why the Pakistan Army Is Vying to Influence the General Elections

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The upcoming election is about more than Nawaz Sharif – or even Pakistani democracy.

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.
Why Pakistan's Foreign Policy Is So Confused
August 13, 2016

Why Pakistan's Foreign Policy Is So Confused

By Deedar Hussain Samejo
Pakistan's civilian government and the military are working to different ends in their diplomatic efforts.

Is Pakistan at Risk for a Coup?
July 26, 2016

Is Pakistan at Risk for a Coup?

By Muhammad Daim Fazil
After a failed attempt in Turkey, Pakistan remains at risk for its own military coup.

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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