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Pakistan, With Head Above The Water : Way The Cookie Crumbles

I am becoming increasingly more confident at answering the inevitable question about Pakistan that is thrown at me in seminars, interviews and interactions on geopolitics. The question revolves around Pakistan’s…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

Squabbling Between Various Establishments in Pakistan

What happened on 09 May 2023 will undoubtedly be remembered in Pakistan for how military establishments, including Jinnah House in Lahore, the residence of the Corps Commander in Lahore and…

Peaceful Pakistan: A Utopian Vision?

Pakistan's recurring political crises can be traced back to its inability to fortify democratic institutions and build a robust state-society relationship since its independence. The present political conundrum is the…

By Mudasir Dar

Pakistan – Withering State

Introduction.   Pakistan is witnessing probably the most dangerous implosion of institutions triggered by Imran Khan and his followers. Citadels and symbols of Army supremacy, residences of Corps Commanders, HQs, and…

By Lt Gen K J Singh (Retd)

Surviving The Burnout: A Virtual Coup By The Pakistan Army Is Already In The Making

Pakistan has been in turmoil for some time, especially since its economy started showing signs of near-total collapse a little more than a year ago. The IMF placed tough conditions…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

Pakistan: The State in a State of Peril

Pakistan’s never-ending crush on democracy may come to an end anytime soon. With former Pakistani premier Imran Khan fighting to stay out of jail every day over petty cases, the…

Managing Democracy In Pakistan: An Enduring Experiment by the Establishment

Ploy for an Early Poll On 01 March 2023, a five-member bench of Pakistan’s Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial gave a split 3-2 ruling for conducting…

By Vivek Verma

Fiscal Implosion In Pakistan Economy And Impact On Defence Spending

Pakistan has landed itself in fiscal maelstrom due to its profligate rentier mindset. The country's economy is on ventilator and is literally gasping for external bail-outs. The talks with IMF…

By Lt Gen K J Singh (Retd)

Are China- Pakistan Relations Cooling Off?

View of the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad ‘All-weather friendship that is higher than mountains, deeper than oceans, stronger than steel and sweeter than honey’ is the rhetoric in China-Pakistan relations…

By Lt Gen (Dr) Rakesh Sharma

Pakistan Under Unending Strain : Part II

 ‘If  the economic situation does not lead to its collapse, its militant groups will ensure prevention of its survival’ Part I of this essay emphasized on getting the background right,…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

Pakistan Under Unending Strain – Part 1

Pakistan has for long, been heading towards a situation where it could be perceived as a failed state, or at least a state under immense strain. Everything that goes into…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

A New Pakistan Army Chief : The World and India Remain Wary

Apprehension about a change in command of the Pakistan Army has been rife for fairly long. Although everything about Pakistan remains unpredictable, the announcement of the appointment of Lt Gen Asim…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)