ATP Poll: Grading Our Leaders, One More Time

Posted on May 17, 2011
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Adil Najam With all the turmoil that all institutions of leadership in Pakistan are going through right now in the wake of the Abbottabad operation, this seems to be a good time to gauge if public opinion – or at least reader opinion on this blog – has changed regarding the performance of Pakistani leadership. […]

Pakistan Needs a Minister of Foreign Affairs. Now.

Posted on May 16, 2011
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Adil Najam It is rather amazing, actually disturbing, that in a period of time when foreign affairs is the single most aspect of all politics in Pakistan, including in our domestic polity, Pakistan remains without a Foreign Minister. It was not a surprise – given the nature of US-Pakistan relations and the role of the […]

Can the Pakistan Leaders and Media Be Trusted?

Posted on May 14, 2011
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Adil Najam Supposedly, there is big news happening in Pakistan right now with ‘in-camera’ parliamentary hearings, unanimous resolutions on the Abbottabad operation, civil-military dialogue, and the like. Or, maybe, its just small news masquerading as big news. Certainly, news is “breaking” in a huge avalanche on every TV channel. But, then, news is Pakistan is […]