Regulating technology is one thing but it is uncivil human behaviour that needs to change.
Pakistan-US relations have been mercurial and alternated between close engagement and deep estrangement.
The US peace plan for Afghanistan faces critical tests ahead.
Political conduct may not have been polite in the past but what is being evidenced now is unprecedented.
More political tests loom for the government which could be consequential.
Beyond PTI’s fault lines the more consequential question is credibility of future elections.
What is laid bare is the folly and failure of Washington’s regime change policy.
The political fracas leading up to the Senate election has familiar echoes of the past.
Soft power efforts are imperative for Pakistan to correct misperceptions and project its many positive attributes.
The Biden administration is widely expected to reaffirm the framework of the Doha agreement.
While PDM has continued efforts to mount political pressure, it has been unable to force a crisis to challenge the PTI government.
Governance will be tough for Biden if Trump’s grip over the Republican party continues.
Economic recovery will be the main preoccupation for all countries in 2021
Political leaders spend more time vilifying the other than conveying what they stand for.
The government’s performance on the domestic front will determine its political fortunes in 2021.
Uncertainty lies ahead for both sides with no assurance that their strategies will deliver the outcome they want.
Both sides risk losing the trust of the people they seek to serve.
The political confrontation leaves the country in a precarious place at a time of extraordinary challenge.
It is up to the Afghan parties to make the tough compromises needed to secure a settlement.
Pakistan has much to learn from the rich debate on governance that continues.