Pakistan’s strategic and policy circles are grappling with the collapse of the economy and its ramifications for the state and society. There is a near unanimous consensus that Pakistan needs to try something new and different. However, there is a dearth of new ideas but the crisis atmosphere and the panic around it has created […]
Pakistan’s rulers are seeking international attention to threat of militancy in border areas in the hope of converting such attention to geopolitical rents. This is one of the reasons why they are highlighting the threat of militancy in border areas.
Multiple developments in Pakistan’s recent polity has generated a debate about the weakness of the State and its ability to enforce its writ. One such development was Pakistani State’s negotiations with Tehreek Taliban Pakistan, a loosely connected group of Pashtun militants, who had fought the Pakistani State for more than a decade. Another such development […]