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Author: Dr. Huma Baqai
Number of pages: 4

Democracy, which seemed to have triumphed in 1990’s is experiencing intense pressure from within and without after the events of 9/11 and the subsequent wars that took place in Afghanistan and Iraq. Security Challenges, War on Terror, Economic Recession, the spring of Middle East have all had an impact on how issues of democracy, governance and national unity are perceived today. In countries like Pakistan where the democratic deficit has always remained high because of various historical and contemporary issues the debate on democracy has become more complicated.