The system favours those playing the politics of patronage.
The National Internal Security Policy captures key constraints.
Here is a classic example of individual whims trumping institutions.
The revival of nuclear competition is disquieting.
The spirit of devolution has not been followed.
Connectivity needs to drop the ‘look west’ approach.
There is no room to think big.
What if the US genuinely desires a peace process?
It is no longer business as usual for Pak-US ties.
There’s no realistic path to altering the 2018 schedule.
Upturns in Pak-US ties haven’t been sustained.
The Sharif brothers know their moves may determine their children’s political fortunes.
There’s no room for complacency in Pak-US ties.
Leaders are obsessed with controlling everything from the top.
Many seem certain that the US is resolved to take Pakistan to task.
A workable formula for Afghan peace is not impossible.
Parties must become internally democratic.
An approach that is India-centric is holding back progress.
Kudos to Ghani and Sharif for signalling they want to end the logjam.
Pakistan must talk frankly about its Afghan worries.