Abrish Nayyar

Ms Abrish Nayyar is a student of BS Mass Communications at the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST). Her subjects of interest are the history of the subcontinent, sociology, and mass media.

Pakistan: A Hard Country by Anatol Lieven

Written by Abrish Nayyar 7:24 pm

“Pakistan: A Hard Country” is widely recommended for CSS aspirants, and the title is pretty self-explanatory. Pakistan has had more than its fair share of conflicts, disasters, upheavals, and socioeconomic crises, but has always miraculously made it through. In the book, Anatol Lieven (a visiting professor at King’s College London) analyses the various factors that have – and still are – negatively impacting the country.
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Thailand Politics: Court Suspends Thai PM & Coup Leader

Written by Abrish Nayyar 11:47 am

On 24th August, Thailand was upended into a political crisis after the Constitutional Court suspended the Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, a former army chief. He originally seized control in a coup in 2014 and continued to rule after an election five years later. This is a temporary decision, taken while the court decides whether or not Chan-o-cha had exceeded the constitutional 8-year term limit. Abrish Nayyar details the possible outcomes of the courts decisions, and discusses the future of Thai politics.
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Why the Supreme Court is Challenging the 2022 Kenya Election

Written by Abrish Nayyar 1:17 pm

The general elections in Kenya took place on August 9, 2022. In addition to the voting for governors, senators, members of parliament, and county assemblies, four candidates ran for president. The election commission approved just four candidates to run for president this time around, the fewest since the 1990s. Having served for two terms already, the outgoing president, Uhuru Kenyatta, was ineligible to run for re-election. While William Ruto may have stood victorious, his opponent Raila Odinga has challenged the results in the Supreme Court, demanding fresh elections.
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