Tom Hussain is a journalist and analyst on Pakistan affairs and geopolitics in South Asia.
All signs pointed towards violence ahead of elections in Pakistan, but little had been done to protect election candidates. On the contrary, many were stripped of protection.
Since 2013 Beijing has worked diligently to develop the Belt and Road Initiative as a win-win project capable of transcending adversarial diplomatic relationships. Its success will depend heavily on decreasing regional hositilities.
Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has insinuated that the Supreme Court’s decision to disqualify him is a consequence of challenging the military on cross-border terrorism. Nawaz Sharif’s politics are cynical, but does he have a point?
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