Pakistan is among countries that have seen democratic backsliding.
The country is sleepwalking into a human development disaster with serious consequences for its future.
Pakistan is in some respects a middle power but its economic weakness has significantly limited and diminished its global influence.
The conflation of crises can push the country to a tipping point.
All talk and no action denudes governments of credibility.
Will political leaders offer new policy ideas about how to solve the country’s problems?
Can the old mould of politics be broken by socioeconomic changes underway?
The US seeks to restore its position in the Middle East and contain China’s growing influence.
Can agreement be forged on a global framework to address common challenges?
The country should consider policy options that elicit a response to its security concerns from the Taliban.
Mounting geopolitical tensions and economic volatility are contributing to global instability.
An IMF programme is necessary but not sufficient for the country to achieve economic recovery and embark on a path of growth.
How the US-China relationship plays out has far-reaching repercussions for the world.
Pakistan’s economic crises have all been rooted in governance crises.
The economy remains in the critical ward while doubts persist if elections will be on time.
Expectations that relations between the US and China would stabilise have yet to materialise.
The country’s future is clouded by political uncertainty and a runaway economic crisis.
Countries agree on reform but fundamental disagreements persist on specifics.
The authority of state institutions is being eroded in a no-holds-barred political battle.
International perceptions are consequential for a country’s reputation and standing.