Trump’s huffing and puffing won’t work.
Dr Niaz Murtaza
Islamabad’s LG system is an important step.
Trump’s extremist views could alter global norms.
Street protests should be based on influence, not force.
Poorer outcomes have less to do with religion than politics.
Two-nation theories are passé.
Why is liberalism failing to ignite imagination?
What does the consolidation of democracy mean for the common folk?
This informal hybrid regime is not a panacea.
History has lessons for India and Pakistan.
Cultural change does not precede but may follow rapid progress.
Armchair analysts fail to produce concrete evidence.
Studies are needed to unpack the city’s mysteries.
All actors practise patronage politics.
Early Muslim practice was anti-autocracy.
Unique political systems cannot be copy-pasted.
Our trajectory is not a melodramatic one.
Pakistan is afflicted with high levels of un-governability.
Coup options have reduced but resistance to them has grown.
Many expect the generals and judges to deliver a clean system.