Cyril Almeida

Complicity

Complicity

There is right now a battle being waged for the soul of the Supreme Court.

Updated 22 Sep, 2019 09:30am
The regime

The regime

Imran has landed himself in an awkward and potentially perilous situation.

Published 15 Sep, 2019 07:08am
The emperor’s new clothes

The emperor’s new clothes

As we prepare for the arrival of the next emperor, is there a child in this luckless land of ours to tell us the truth?

Updated 13 Jan, 2019 10:52am
Fewer places to hide

Fewer places to hide

Listen carefully as the fuel and energy crisis suddenly spiked this week and you can hear a slight change in the

Published 06 Jan, 2019 06:32am
Consolidation or crash?

Consolidation or crash?

If the system is still at war with Nawaz and Zardari, it may not have the bandwidth to take on Imran too.

Updated 30 Dec, 2018 12:06pm
Here we go again

Here we go again

Democracy 2018: forget the quality or the substance, just be grateful you’ve got some semblance of it.

Updated 23 Dec, 2018 11:55am
A durable experiment?

A durable experiment?

If the big-picture politics stuff is familiar, there’s one big difference this time round: the court.

Updated 16 Dec, 2018 12:40pm
The Afghanisation of politics

The Afghanisation of politics

As the government stumbles from crisis to crisis it’s increasingly hard to figure out what this was and is all about.

Updated 09 Dec, 2018 07:45am
The road to nowhere

The road to nowhere

Another historic fiasco is in the making with the IK-Asad Umar combo as PM and FM.

Published 02 Dec, 2018 07:01am
Incentives to govern

Incentives to govern

The tyranny of numbers quickly asserted itself and then it didn’t matter what Imran thought before.

Updated 25 Nov, 2018 07:31am
Ninety days

Ninety days

PTI turned the political volume to maximum for several years and are struggling to turn it down to a reasonable level.

Updated 18 Nov, 2018 07:26am
Back to comedy

Back to comedy

The big question, seemingly: will it stick? But if it won’t stick, then what’s the point in doing all of this?

Published 11 Nov, 2018 07:03am
The third phase

The third phase

The extremist in the ascendant is also linked to what’s happened to the country.

Updated 05 Nov, 2018 12:56pm
A dangerous path

A dangerous path

What thrills the PTI base doesn’t mean it works on the national stage.

Updated 29 Oct, 2018 03:06pm
Storm clouds

Storm clouds

The next nine months will not be pretty for the PTI fiscally. Which could trigger Imran to do something reckless to

Published 23 Sep, 2018 06:40am
Why this way?

Why this way?

It is fairly obvious: the same methods used to shout down and drown out an opponent can be redirected and used to

Published 16 Sep, 2018 06:35am
Two disconnects

Two disconnects

Governance is already off-track because Imran has been gallivanting around making wild promises, ruling through optics.

Updated 09 Sep, 2018 03:17pm
PM or change?

PM or change?

Even in an age of pretence, Imran will only be able to hide so long that he wants to be PM more than he wants to fix

Published 02 Sep, 2018 06:57am
Soft and squishy?

Soft and squishy?

Imran is a populist with actual popular appeal.

Published 26 Aug, 2018 07:39am
Imran time is here

Imran time is here

There’s more good news for Imran. He’s got quite a good opening stretch to look forward to in the kind of stuff...

Published 19 Aug, 2018 07:20am