Pakistan is afflicted with high levels of un-governability.
Dr Niaz Murtaza
Coup options have reduced but resistance to them has grown.
Many expect the generals and judges to deliver a clean system.
That Trump’s xenophobia attracts millions in the US raises concerns.
Stern action will not quickly unleash the desired clean leadership.
The liberalism debate largely focuses on the social realm only.
Many states receive more slaps than kisses from the US.
Leadership determines a party’s quality of democracy.
There are actually two unconnected CPECs.
Invariably, democracies get better and autocracies worse with time.
We lack a written strategy which takes stock of past issues.
Intrusion of markets in all spheres is capitalism’s essence.
Global experiences show that corruption reduces glacially.
IMF reforms have failed even on mainstream economic criteria.
The research here may upset ‘patriotic’ Pakistanis.
A Plan B is needed if talk efforts with the Afghan Taliban fail again.
Like the Bushes, the Sharifs lack the ‘vision thing’ or strong ideology.
Terrorism is seen as the result of using religion politically.
Dictatorships have always left Pakistan in worse shape.
Rosy reviews about the country must be assessed dispassionately.