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Cyril Almeida

The next phase

In a way, it’s good things have been predictable. Because it can help point to where the next flashpoints may... Published Dec 04, 2016 01:06am

Number 16

But Nawaz isn’t Zardari — he looks like he could win again. The five-year arc may not apply to him. Updated Nov 27, 2016 05:52pm

Floppy and sloppy

Every time it has a chance to interact with the state and its democratic institutions in a healthy manner, the PTI Published Nov 20, 2016 07:04am

A beautiful, ugly thing

Trump could wreck the world, unleashing the American military leviathan, but is it obvious that he will? Published Nov 13, 2016 03:00am

One, two, three

Think of it as an arc: from Musharraf to Kayani to Raheel to the next chief, a progressive clampdown against groups Published Nov 06, 2016 01:25am

On a knife edge

The dilemma for Nawaz has been that if he cuts one loose, the bleeding will never stop — more and more heads will be Updated Oct 30, 2016 10:06am

An impasse

So the more likely path in the weeks ahead is the less obvious one, one that leaves Nawaz the most powerful PM since Updated Oct 23, 2016 11:48am

A week to remember

The heart races a bit faster when you do something out of the ordinary. Yes, there is always some concern for the self. Updated Oct 16, 2016 09:34am

Interesting days again

The worse things have got, the more Nawaz has chafed at what he perceives as the original problem: sidelining him in Published Oct 09, 2016 01:28am

Weaponising the people

Where Pakistan and India may be calibrated and calculated in their state-to-state responses and dealings, they are Published Oct 02, 2016 01:35am

The India problem

If Uri was not done by non-state Pakistani militants, then India has managed an even more spectacular own goal. Published Sep 25, 2016 01:17am

Wresting back space

The good news, for Nawaz anyway, is that electorally he’s in the same position he was five years ago. Published Sep 18, 2016 01:53am

A winning strategy?

The PTI has made no effort to pull together the strands of a potentially winning coalition of voters against the PML-N. Published Sep 11, 2016 06:42am

Beneath the froth

Why are Nawaz and Imran both out there right now acting like their political lives depend on it? Published Sep 04, 2016 04:01am