The contemporary history of the bilateral relationship between the two countries has been a series of conflicts and tensions, with few attempts towards a peace process in between. What is the Indo-Pak problematique? Why is the bilateral relation unable to follow a unilinear trajectory? Will it get addressed in 2018?
What could be the contours of the deal, if there is one? Is it for both the brothers or is it primarily aimed at pushing Shabaz up, with a face-saving exit for Nawaz? Perhaps, drop the corruption charges on Nawaz with a condition that he becomes politically silent for the next few years, while Shabaz runs the show.