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Pakistan Democracy: Not on the Brink Yet

Saad Khan | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home
Saad Khan

There has been much speculation about the future of democracy in Pakistan these days. Prophets of gloom are seeing generals at the ready. Optimists are hoping for a reconciliation. Reality lies between the two extremes.

The People Pay

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 03.11.2012 | Home
Wajid Ali Syed

Because of years of inaction and putting the interests of politicians over the people they were elected to serve, Pakistan's weak child of a democracy could succumb to the common cold. And the public will pay again.

The Plot Thickens in Pakistan

Saad Khan | Posted 02.22.2012 | Home
Saad Khan

Pakistanis hate these presidential antics. They do not want military rule either.

Pakistan's Latest Political Trial

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 02.07.2012 | Home
Syed Yahya Hussainy

Though this latest episode in Pakistan's political history is unfolding in deeply troubling ways, there are reasons to hold out hope.

The Real Tragedy of Memogate

David J. Karl | Posted 01.28.2012 | Home
David J. Karl

The key lesson of the Memogate controversy is the readiness of the Pakistani political class to exploit the civil-military imbalance for tactical advantage.

Resignation a Sign of Strengthening Democracy

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 01.28.2012 | Home
Syed Yahya Hussainy

Ironically, the fallout from the present controversy actually shows signs that hopes for a democratic Pakistan are coming true.

Think Again: CBS and Dan Rather -- Doing the Right's Dirty Work

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

CBS is attempting to portray Rather as some crazy old grandpa. What's more significant, however, is the "Memogate" scandal that could be answered by the Rather lawsuit.