Democracy, Terrorism and Uncertainty

    By Sajjad Shaukat                         Although elections 2013 were free and fair, yet isolated incidents of rigging which are very common in South Asia are creating uncertainty in Pakistan where terrorists continue their subversive activities to further destabilise the country by blocking the way of democracy. Even, observers of the EU remarked that only 10 percent rigging occurred, while on the who ...

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Media Conference Call on the Pakistani Elections 2013

Speakers: Cameron Munter, Former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, and Daniel Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations Presider: Anya Schmemann, Director for Editorial Strategy, Studies Program and Director, Task Force Program, Council on Foreign Relations OPERATOR: I would now like to turn today's conference over to Ms. Anya Schmemann. Ms. Schmemann, please begin. ...

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Pakistan’s Democracy at a Dangerous Crossroads

By Isobel Coleman Pervez Musharraf, former general and president of Pakistan, returned to Karachi after years in exile to contest the country’s upcoming national election expected later this spring. As the election season heats up, many Pakistanis are expressing concern that the anticipated vote will be derailed for one reason or another. Imran Riffat, a former financial industry professional and longtime P ...

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