Tag Archives: Pakistan

The Anarchist is Out and a General is In: What Next for Pakistan?

Pakistan cannot complete its political reset, and consequently an economic reset, without upholding the law and the constitution. It will have to start by restraining sections of the GHQ from its assertive political role.

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Pakistan’s Troubled Ties with Afghanistan’s Taliban

Pakistan must continue to treat Afghanistan as a policy priority, despite its internal issues. It must also convince the international community of its commitment to peace in Afghanistan and continue to fight for humanitarian assistance to be given to Afghanistan.

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How the Global Energy Crisis is Pressuring Countries at the UN Climate Summit

Natural gas projects in Africa might help reduce supply shortages temporarily, but they could soon become stranded assets.

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Post-election Thoughts: What Next after Democrats Retain Senate Control?

No matter which way the final election results go, and to which side the House flips, the next two years will be challenging for both the Republicans and the Democrats.

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Federal Lobbying Topped $3b Through Third Quarter for the First Time Ever

Over 13,400 organizations deployed more than 11,900 federal lobbyists during the first nine months of 2022. The 10 clients that spent the most money on federal lobbying during that period accounted for 8% of all federal lobbying spending.

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Angry American voters is a Good Thing for Voter Turnout, Bad Thing for Democracy

As American politics becomes increasingly fragmented along racial, religious and ideological lines, the need to form these cross-partisan social ties will become more pressing.

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Pakistan Reeling under Devastating Floods, Massive Death and Destruction

Almost a thousand people are dead and the country's economy received damage to the tune of $4 billion.

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Afghanistan: Assassination of Al-Zawahiri Reveals Tensions Within the Taliban

For Afghanistan, al-Zawahiri’s death may have dire implications. Accusations of cooperating with the Americans will affect the already divided Taliban leadership – which could lead to bitter internecine fighting within it. And the presence of a terrorist as prominent as al-Zawahiri supposedly under the protection of senior Taliban cadres will not help US-Taliban relations. It is a direct breach of the Doha accords.

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Pakistan’s Punjab Province Delivers Stunning Electoral Rebuke

Now that the election stunner is in, the most frequently asked question remains the consequences of the changed parliamentary calculus in Punjab. The first casualty of this change will be the government of Mian Hamza Sharif, whose government in Punjab has lost its majority.

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Pakistan May be Headed to More ‘Neutrals’-instigated Turmoil

An elaborate strategy was finalized at a meeting of the top military brass to influence the July 17 Punjab bye-elections, prepare a favorable public opinion for General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s extension in service, strengthen MQM in Karachi, rebuild the army's public image and intensify the crackdown on the dissenting journalists, social media producers and influencers. Analysts say if true and implemented, this strategy will prove to be dangerous, divisive, and destabilize Pakistan even more.

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