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Pakistan: Soft Coup Appears Imminent

January 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Analysis

No democratic government has survived the full term in Pakistan. Something which the Pakistan Army takes great pride in having ruled Pakistan for half of its existence directly and the rest indirectly. In the worst face off between the civil government and the military, both of which are suffering legitimacy crisis in Pakistan, the scales […]

Beyond Memogate: Possible Coronation

November 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Analysis

The context and contents of memogate have defied logic in an environment where the military is firmly in control of the facade put up by the civil government in Pakistan. The scandal has rocked the world of Pakistani politics, exposing widening rifts between civilian and military leaders and highlighting the tense nature of the country’s relationship to the US, which is viewed by many with deep resentment.

Politics of Pakistan Floods

August 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Analysis, geopolitics, war on terror

This is a satellite picture of the devastating path of the Indus that has rendered 4 million homeless and affected 20 million. This NY Times imagery gives a bird’s eye view of the extent of the calamity. Putting the pieces of this devastation back would be a herculean task for any government. Especially a government […]

Perspectives on Pakistan Floods

August 20, 2010 by  
Filed under foreign policy, geopolitics

The floods in Pakistan have raised a variety of issues ranging from the aid to the rescue efforts and the politics being played over the biggest calamity Pakistan is facing. The people displacement is being compared to the Partition of 1947. It has something to do with the Jihadi participation in the Earthquake relief of 2005. The […]