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Cyril Almeida

A sweeping agenda

A sweeping agenda

Pick a different combination of events, choose another set of circumstances. The outcome is always the same. Updated Apr 22, 2018 10:13am
From fake to real

From fake to real

It’s not clear how the weapon of choice can be wrested from the judiciary now. Updated Apr 15, 2018 03:22pm
Amnesty mystery

Amnesty mystery

Amnesty beneficiaries need to have some confidence that they aren’t walking into a trap. Updated Apr 08, 2018 10:10am
Tweaking the system

Tweaking the system

The system will have to be rejigged if it is to deliver anything more than bare continuity, if that. Updated Apr 02, 2018 10:34am
Re-centralisation

Re-centralisation

Constitutional stuff is hard to decipher and it becomes all the more complicated when both sides lie. Updated Mar 25, 2018 08:34am
Project Post-Democracy

Project Post-Democracy

Maybe it’s just that the bigger they are, the less willing they are to share credit. Updated Mar 18, 2018 07:38pm
Senate shenanigans

Senate shenanigans

Nawaz doesn’t really seem to have much of an idea what to do with the strong numbers in the Senate, how to translate it Published Mar 11, 2018 07:12am
Tumultuous continuity

Tumultuous continuity

Either they’re all nuts or the rest of us are all nuts for seeing what we’re seeing and being baffled by it. Published Mar 04, 2018 07:03am
A double squeeze

A double squeeze

The boys haven’t ventured down this path, walked us all this way... Published Feb 25, 2018 07:19am
The zero man

The zero man

There’s nothing really — nothing new, significant or potentially lasting — that Imran has added to politics here. Updated Feb 18, 2018 07:22am
Mardan vs Faizabad

Mardan vs Faizabad

By killing the brightest in their midst, the killers were telling all of us what kind of future they want for this place Published Feb 11, 2018 06:37am
More trouble

More trouble

By jumping the gun and firing off in all directions, the timeline for judicial controversy has been brought forward. Published Feb 04, 2018 07:03am
The outrage machine

The outrage machine

The rage, the outrage, really kicked in and was sustained with that photo. The girl in the photo looks like she could Published Jan 28, 2018 07:31am
Hung parliament

Hung parliament

Never say never in an engineered outcome, but it would still be a slog for the PTI to get that far. Published Jan 21, 2018 06:58am
The right moment

The right moment

The people can’t be trusted to deliver the right result and massaging the process takes a bunch of doing. Published Jan 14, 2018 07:28am
The Haqqani dilemma

The Haqqani dilemma

Look to what the Trump administration is asking of Pakistan: what are the Haqqanis worth to you? Published Jan 07, 2018 07:00am
A new year

A new year

The very chatter of an NRO is acknowledgement of Nawaz’s continuing political strength. Updated Jan 01, 2018 03:58pm
Pulling back

Pulling back

For all his disruptiveness, Imran has not yet proved to be the great destroyer he is feared to be. Published Dec 24, 2017 07:02am
A lifeline for Nawaz?

A lifeline for Nawaz?

A messy political world is about the best of political worlds for Nawaz right now. Published Dec 17, 2017 07:32am