Graham Usher

Graham Usher is a writer and journalist who has written extensively about the Arab world and South Asia.

Bhutto’s Tangled Legacy Bhutto’s Tangled Legacy

Will the PPP revive her power-sharing deal with Musharraf or join with Nawaz Sharif to re-establish constitutional rule?

Feb 21, 2008 / Editorial / Graham Usher

Benazir Bhutto: A Death Foretold Benazir Bhutto: A Death Foretold

For all her pro-American rhetoric, many in Benazir Bhutto's party held America responsible for the "judicial murder" of her father. Will Bhutto's assassination have a like impact?

Dec 28, 2007 / Feature / Graham Usher

Trappings of Democracy in Pakistan Trappings of Democracy in Pakistan

As hopes fade for the rule of law in Pakistan, the Bush Administration signals it will settle for just the trappings of democracy. People are braced for disaster.

Nov 15, 2007 / Feature / Graham Usher

Musharraf’s Emergency Musharraf’s Emergency

If the United States is so keen on spreading democracy and fighting radical Islamists, why does it continue to back a leader who has suspended the Constitution and gone to war with...

Nov 8, 2007 / Editorial / Graham Usher

Benazir Bhutto’s Defining Moment Benazir Bhutto’s Defining Moment

She alone can mobilize Pakistan's poor with promises of democracy, development and free, fair elections. But does she have the power to ward off US meddling and stop Pakistan's sli...

Oct 30, 2007 / Feature / Graham Usher

Red Mosque: Endgame for Musharraf? Red Mosque: Endgame for Musharraf?

In the violent aftermath of the storming of Islamabad's Red Mosque, the military-mullah alliance that kept Pervez Musharraf in power is unraveling, the Taliban is ascendant, and ho...

Jul 19, 2007 / Feature / Graham Usher

Pakistan’s Shaky Dictatorship Pakistan’s Shaky Dictatorship

Only reform can halt the growth of violent Islamization in Pakistan, which threatens to topple the current government.

Apr 5, 2007 / Feature / Graham Usher

Mumbai’s Casualties Mumbai’s Casualties

The grisly commuter train bombings in Mumbai on July 11 both endangered the India/Pakistan peace process and underscored its fragility.

Jul 27, 2006 / Editorial / Graham Usher

Mumbai’s Other Casualty Mumbai’s Other Casualty

One week after bombs ripped through commuter trains in India's financial capital of Mumbai, the carnage has finally been tallied: 182 people killed and 900 injured.

Jul 19, 2006 / Feature / Graham Usher

Challenging Musharraf Challenging Musharraf

Massive protests over the Muhammad cartoons add to the growing sense that Pakistani President-General Pervez Musharraf is losing control.

Feb 23, 2006 / Editorial / Graham Usher