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A Game Without Rules

A game without rules

We will soon have entered the post-election phase. Endless speculation about the permutations that work best for a stable coalition – assuming the tsunami does not occur – will be…

When The Field Is Uneven

When the field is uneven

These are desperate times in Pakistan. With elections right round the corner, the parties of the political coalition that ruled the country the past five years – the PPP, the…

Discussion On Elections At The Frontline Club

Discussion on elections at the Frontline Club

After Benazir Bhutto’s assassination over five years ago (how time flies!), the only political figure in Pakistan foreigners have heard of is Imran Khan. His fame is largely attributable to…

Could The ECB Be Running Out Of Options?

Could the ECB be running out of options?

The European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi might be starting to run out of options to boost the struggling eurozone economy after the ECB announced on Thursday a cut in…

Dreaming Appeasement

Dreaming appeasement

The other day we heard Imran Khan pleading with the Taliban not by name, of course to desist from attacking political workers and party offices. If we were to extrapolate…

Why Hold Elections In Fata?

Why hold elections in Fata?

Never before in Fata have elections generated as much interest as this time around. The simple reason is that these are party-based elections and have given hope to the people…

From Princesses To Politicians

From princesses to politicians

A great deal has been made of famous women in power in South Asian countries. Bright-eyed – if somewhat misguided – patriots have claimed that the systematic cultural, political and…