The violence is not done by hands that are hidden, but hands that are visible, soaked in Pakistani blood.
A winning strategy would involve defining a desired end state and orienting the government’s behaviour towards it.
With a new playbook, PTI can build upon their modest success in 2013, and prepare for a bigger, national victory.
Responsible political leaders must be prepared for conflict, but aim for victory without war.
While the United States has few good options in Afghanistan, Pakistan will lose more from a precipitous US withdrawal.
National, televised party leaders’ debates would give an opportunity to compare vision, policy ideas of parties.
If an accused terrorist is likely to be out on the streets, why would prison personnel risk antagonising him?
Next year, civil-military relations will be greatly tested as there could be a new PM, president and army chief.
Pakistan should develop an elite body that can partake in elite conversation, have organic connections to the country.
A bottom line Romney may agree on is that Pakistan’s civilian democrats are still worth supporting.