The last decade of the war on terror has turned Pakistan into a country that is divided within and doubted abroad.
Mutual mistrust makes for uneasy bedfellows, but for the immediate present at least, the US and perhaps Pakistan even more, need to consider their respective compulsions in keeping the relationship alive.
If the civilians are called into question for their loyalty to the constitution of Pakistan, why not also put the spotlight on high-placed military officials, including coup-makers and their abettors?
Who are the major players in Pakistan’s negotiations with the US – and how do they operate? The Schaffers reveal all the players and mechanisms in place.
Will Imran Khan make it to the Prime Minister’s house in 2012?
Controlled environments and de-radicalisation seminars make for excellent conversation but little real progress.
“The US cannot dictate that the government open up new fronts in Pakistan,” says Ahmed Mukhtar, Federal Minister of Defence.
Will a breakdown of the 2011-12 defence budget set a precedent for a more transparent debate on army expenditure in parliament in the years to come?
It may be imperfect, but it is also necessary.
If the US and the UK are our true friends, then they have to help implement truly beneficial socio-economic measures in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.