Pakistan – It’s Morning in Islamabad

from Foreign Policy..


Yes, it’s broke, violent, and tumultuous. But here are five reasons Pakistan is better off than you think.

[Ed. Note: I have excerpted this long, must-read article.]

As Pakistan prepares to return to the polls on May 11, dark clouds loom. What should be a time of celebration for a country experiencing its first democratic transition in 63 years has turned into a somber and strange moment of quasi-reflection….

The 5 Reasons:

1. Feisty democracy

2. Activist judges

3. Freer media

4. Youth surge

5. Indian thaw

Link to the entire article:,0


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