Nana Akufo-Addo, the leader of Ghana’s opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) claimed victory in last week’s presidential election, defeating the incumbent John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NCP).  Akufo-Addo secured nearly 54 percent of the vote, compared with 44 percent for Mahama. The election saw...

Pakistan’s civilian leadership is largely considered weak, corrupt and inept.  The army, however, is universally recognised as the one government institution that functions well and is keeping the country on track. There is a necessary veneer of democratic governance (for one thing it ensures continued aid...