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Pakistan's Governance Imperative

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2008 | 6:42 PM

After the kind of year that no country ever wants, with its government in crisis, repression replacing even the most remote notion of good government, political assassination, and terror standing in the wings, Pakistan elected a new parliament in February. Led initially by a coalition of three parties previously deemed...

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Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2007 | 8:29 PM

At the end of the second day of Pakistan's state of emergency, one thing is clear: it looks a lot like the martial law of old. Leading what Pakistani journalists are now calling his "second coup d'etat," General Pervez Musharraf quickly shut down the electronic media, lined the...

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Pakistan's Campaign Begins with a Bomb

(4) Comments | Posted October 19, 2007 | 2:42 PM

Pakistan's former Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, returned to Karachi to large crowds yesterday in anticipation of a joyous start to her party's campaign for January's parliamentary elections. A bomb blast on the road to a mass gathering injured hundreds, and the death toll continues to mount.

As the carnage...

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Pakistan's Courts

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2007 | 12:45 PM

On Friday, Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled to allow Gen. Pervez Musharaff's bid to run for another term. "The President respects and honors the judgment of the Supreme Court," said Musharaff's spokesman, continuing with unintended irony, "as always."

If only this were true. This is a president who sacked Chief...

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