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Cyril Almeida

End of round one

End of round one

Nawaz off doing his own, damaging things; Shahbaz flailing around; the N-League seemingly rudderless — it was set up Updated Jun 10, 2018 07:52am
Turnout

Turnout

The crisis is real and it’s multifaceted, and the closer we get to the election, the worse it may get. Updated Jun 03, 2018 07:26am
Stop it, please

Stop it, please

There’s a shuddering dysfunction at the heart of everything political at the moment. Updated Jun 06, 2018 05:23pm
A changed landscape

A changed landscape

It’s obvious that Nawaz is off fighting a different fight and that makes it possible for the Shahbaz side of the party Updated May 20, 2018 08:31am
The confusion ahead

The confusion ahead

So, a three-digit code for the three big parties, PML-N, PPP and PTI, and the fourth option, a rabble of independents... Updated May 13, 2018 08:32am
Who wants to be prime minister?

Who wants to be prime minister?

If Prime Minister Zardari sounds crazy, remember that so did President Zardari not too many years ago. Updated May 06, 2018 08:04am
Noisy politics

Noisy politics

If only the politicians did that one small, little thing, the courts would leave everyone alone and peace and fairies... Published Apr 29, 2018 07:15am
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