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Irony Rules Over All Else

Irony rules over all else

Leadership in Pakistan is its own worst enemy. It is quick to grab the limelight but lacks the ability to gracefully preserve the often ill-found glory and veneration that falls…

Stability Or Bankruptcy

Stability or bankruptcy

Pakistan entered a new fiscal year a week ago. Will 2010-11 be a year of stability or bankruptcy? That will depend entirely on the political leadership, in particular the federal…

Is Iran The Next Stop?

Is Iran the next stop?

Since the 1980s, the American political leadership has generally seen aggression, occupation of other lands, installation of puppet regimes through invasions, and plunder of other people’s natural resources as “America’s…

The Way Forward

The way forward

The decision of the PCO judges to disqualify Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif from holding elected office had been on the cards for quite some time. Characteristically, Zardari tried to…

Somalia: Peace Prospects

Somalia: peace prospects

After 20 years of sliding backwards, Somalia has taken a step in the right direction. Together with international efforts and adoption of a new federal constitution by the 825-member Assembly…

Al-Qaeda Battleground

Al-Qaeda battleground

The reported death of Abu Yahya al-Libi in the latest US drone strike may have dealt yet another blow to the Al Qaeda leadership operating from Pakistan’s lawless tribal region…

Beyond Elections

Beyond elections

Looking beyond the coming elections, Pakistan’s future looks bleak. There is little question that elections 2013 will prove more divisive and chaotic than anything we have seen before. Mere transfer…

Turning A New Page

Turning a new page

APP That Pakistan needs an alternative vision and leadership is beyond doubt. Any forward movement will depend on our national ability to recreate ourselves in our own eyes before we…

Opinion

Opinion

This has usually been considered in the context of weak or contested leadership, and the debilitation of the capacity of states to deliver services to their people. Many hypotheses have…

The Challenge Ahead

The challenge ahead

Unlike the cliffhanger US elections on Nov 6, the leadership change in China this week was hardly an exercise in suspense or democracy. Xi Jinping`s anointment as the new leader…