Unprecedented uncertainty characterises the environment in which the election is taking place.
The real game changer would be for the government to show leadership that unites the country.
A combination of factors can plunge Pakistan into uncharted territory with unpredictable consequences.
The path to peace will not be easy as difficult compromises will have to be made.
The world is more interconnected today than ever before and yet so atomised.
As a first step a task force should be appointed to propose reforms for the PM’s approval.
A decisive Trump defeat will set back right-wing populism but not end its appeal.
Winning the peace remains a formidable challenge even though the stakes are so high.
A disturbing trend is the tendency by some leaders and their followers to invent their own ‘reality’.
A setback for India, the Security Council meeting reaffirmed the Kashmir dispute’s international status.
Will the election outcome mean more of the same or bring policy change?
Picking daily fights with opponents distracts from challenges and sets up a divisive form of governance.
A long and difficult path lies ahead to secure a negotiated end to the war.
Alienating allies and leaving party tensions unresolved signals trouble ahead.
Pakistan came to rely on itself for defence but financial dependence remains a habit.
The future course of Sino-US ties will have far-reaching consequences for the world.
The government needs to learn from its mistakes, not repeat them.
Pakistan faces daunting foreign policy challenges in a turbulent environment.
Coming weeks will be a defining time for the government.
The pandemic highlights the need to address longstanding flaws.