The Restoration of Democracy, A Historic Moment for Pakistan
Though Pakistan continues to face a number of challenges, in its struggle for democracy it is, perhaps, a lesson for other nascent democracies. By tabling a package of constitutional reforms that will repeal several aberrations adopted under dictatorships in the 1980s and 1990s, the democratic government of Pakistan has achieved a landmark in democracy and brought hope to people around the world.
Pakistan’s Economy Hurt By Attacks On Government
Attacks on Pakistan’s democratically elected government by opposition parties and a hostile judiciary are damaging the nation’s economy according to Moody’s Investor Services analyst Aninda Mitra. According to an interview Mr. Mitra gave to Reuters news service on Wednesday. “The government is constrained in its focus on long-term economic issues,” Aninda Mitra, Moody’s sovereign analyst for Pakistan, told Reuters in a telephone interview from Singapore. | Read More »
A New President For Pakistan . . . And The Policy Consequences For The United States
Asif Ali Zardari is the top man in the country now. Obviously, nation-state interests will change very little–if at all–but the United States had better be preparing on how to deal with Zardari. Pakistan will remain something of a powder keg for the foreseeable future; there was a suicide bomb attack outside of Peshawar just today and with the continued presence of al Qaeda in | Read More »