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About Ayesha Siddiqa

Ayesha Siddiqa is an Islamabad-based independent political and defence analyst. Her book, Military Inc: Inside Pakistan's Military Economy is published by Pluto Press (April 2007).

Articles by Ayesha Siddiqa

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Pakistan: a country on fire

The rubble of the Islamabad hotel bombing leaves Pakistan with only one option: to escape from the Washington-Taliban vice that traps it, says Ayesha Siddiqa.

(This article was first published on 24 September 2008)

Pakistan after Benazir Bhutto

The assassination of Pakistan's opposition leader reveals the truth of the country's "transition to democracy", says Ayesha Siddiqa.

Pakistan: the power of the gun

Pervez Musharraf's power is now dependent on the very institution that has long guaranteed it, says Ayesha Siddiqa.

Pakistan's permanent crisis

A nexus of military-political power at all levels of Pakistan's state and economy chokes the country's potential for democratic development, says Ayesha Siddiqa.
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