Syed Yahya Hussainy

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Pakistan’s Latest Political Trial

Pakistan's security establishment has a history of using politically motivated trials to get rid of inconvenient civilian governments. Most famously, Gen. Zia-ul-Haq's 1977 coup...

Pakistan’s Long March to Isolation

American Defense Secretary Leon Panetta issued a strong warning to a long-time US ally last weekend, warning that if they don't change their stubborn...

Anti-American Pathology

Pakistan's political system is suffering from a debilitating illness. It is neither corruption, nor nepotism, nor most of the usual symptoms that our commentators...

How the New York Times Keeps Getting Pakistan Wrong

The New York Times is an institution in journalism. Published continuously for over 160 years, the Times has won 104 Pulitzer Prizes - more...

Fixing The Ship Without Sinking It

Pakistan is not the only country in the world where corruption takes place, but it does seem to be one of the few countries...

Wikileaks Actually Shows US-Pakistan Relations Are Strong

The past few days we have witnessed a lot of panic about the state of US-Pakistan relations following the release of secret diplomatic cables...

Pakistan’s Tea Party

As much as we are different, in many ways Pakistanis and Americans are actually quite similar. Events this past week have revealed some...

Sometimes madness is just madness

Something is very wrong with the state of US-Pakistani relations at this critical time in the war against extremism and fanaticism. In...

The Pakistani Media: Reporting News or Making News?

Another typical week in the saga of Pakistan. Twenty percent of the country still underwater. Drone attacks on new levels. ...

As Pakistan Drowns, the Establishment’s Business as Usual

From reading the Pakistani press, or watching its rambunctious cable television networks, one would never guess that the country has absorbed the...

Prioritizing National Interests

With the recent buzz about Aafia Siddiqui's case, one is forced to wonder what our priorities are when it comes to national interests. It...

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Pakistan Must Allow Effective Local Governments

Devolution and decentralization are key to democracy and democratic governance in today’s day and age. In Pakistan, unfortunately, the state is reluctant to allow...

Army has started its catharsis. Will political parties do introspection too?

In his last public speech before retiring on November 29, outgoing army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa chose to speak about the legacy of...

Pakistan Gets New Boss as its Army Gets New Chief

It is said that most countries around the world have armies, while the Pakistan army has a country. In Pakistan, people may not care...

China Helping Pakistan in Baloch Genocide

The Pakistani state has long viewed any calls for ethnic or linguistic diversity as subversive and anti-national. This has meant that any demands by...
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