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Kiran Nazish

Kiran Nazish

Kiran Nazish is a journalist from Pakistan, who covers issues of conflict, peace and security from South Asia and the Middle East. Ms. Nazish is a Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, International Security Program.
Ms. Nazish was awarded the Daniel Pearl Fellowship in 2014, which took her to the New York Times, where she worked on the Metro desk covering terrorism court in Manhattan, NYPD and the Muslim community in New York areas. She also assisted at the foreign desk.
Ms. Nazish is a former journalism professor who taught Covering Conflict and International Journalism in India, and is a former democracy rights activist in Pakistan.
She has reported from Pakistan, Nepal, India, Afghanistan, Turkey, Syria, Iraq and the United States, with by lines in The Diplomat, the LA Times, the Washington Post and Al-Jazeera among others.
She occasionally tweets @kirannazish
Pakistan University Attack: Before the Recital, After the Bullets
January 26, 2016
Pakistan University Attack: Before the Recital, After the Bullets
The recent atrocities at Charsadda are a painful reminder of Pakistan's lack of seriousness in combating terrorism.
Pakistan University Attack: Before the Recital, After the Bullets
The Misplaced Priorities of US Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan
February 18, 2015
The Misplaced Priorities of US Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan
The United States' aid approach to Afghanistan has the wrong priorities.
The Misplaced Priorities of US Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan
Pakistan's Local Militants Show Weakness With Islamic State Allegiance
January 16, 2015
Pakistan's Local Militants Show Weakness With Islamic State Allegiance
Pakistan's militant groups are showing weakness by allowing the Islamic State to carry out operations on their turf.
Pakistan's Local Militants Show Weakness With Islamic State Allegiance
After Peshawar Attack, Pakistan's Civil Society Under Threat
January 08, 2015
After Peshawar Attack, Pakistan's Civil Society Under Threat
Pakistan’s civil society is under attack by “unknown miscreants” for speaking against the "good" Taliban.
After Peshawar Attack, Pakistan's Civil Society Under Threat
The Islamic State's Potential Recruits in Pakistan
October 03, 2014
The Islamic State's Potential Recruits in Pakistan
There is evidence that the terrorist outfit is actively recruiting fighters in the troubled country.
The Islamic State's Potential Recruits in Pakistan
The Killing of Pakistan’s Journalists
June 07, 2014
The Killing of Pakistan’s Journalists
The impunity with which journalists are attacked is having a devastating effect on Pakistani democracy.
The Killing of Pakistan’s Journalists
Nepal: One of The Worst Places To Be a Child?
February 25, 2014
Nepal: One of The Worst Places To Be a Child?
Although child labor is illegal in Nepal, 1.6 million children are in the workforce. Girls have it the worst.
Nepal: One of The Worst Places To Be a Child?
Women and Girls, A Commodity: Human Trafficking in Nepal
February 22, 2014
Women and Girls, A Commodity: Human Trafficking in Nepal
Sex trafficking is a growing problem in Nepal. The Diplomat's Kiran Nazish reports from Kathmandu.
Women and Girls, A Commodity: Human Trafficking in Nepal
Saleem's Story: Love Forged Amidst Conflict In Gilgit
January 15, 2014
Saleem's Story: Love Forged Amidst Conflict In Gilgit
The story of one man who escaped sectarian violence in Gilgit and started a life of love and peace on the highway.
Saleem's Story: Love Forged Amidst Conflict In Gilgit
Balochistan’s Missing Persons
January 06, 2014
Balochistan’s Missing Persons
When will the international community begin to pay attention to the missing Baloch?
Balochistan’s Missing Persons
Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur
December 27, 2013
Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur
The Diplomat’s Kiran Nazish spoke with Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur, who has been one of the very few to have written on the issue in Pakistan. For speaking out on Baloch rights in Pakistan, Talpur has been challenged and attacked repeatedly.
Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur
Pakistan Army Operation in North Waziristan Kills Dozens
December 24, 2013
Pakistan Army Operation in North Waziristan Kills Dozens
The Diplomat's Kiran Nazish reports from Peshawar, Pakistan.
Pakistan Army Operation in North Waziristan Kills Dozens
Queer Pakistan Under Attack
December 21, 2013
Queer Pakistan Under Attack
Pakistan's Telecommunications Authority banned a popular LGBT website, raising public health concerns.
Queer Pakistan Under Attack
Pakistan's Polio Workers Targeted By The Taliban
December 20, 2013
Pakistan's Polio Workers Targeted By The Taliban
Pakistan's Taliban has been targeting polio workers in the country, complicating the fight against the disease.
Pakistan's Polio Workers Targeted By The Taliban
Pakistani Taliban and Tehreek-e-Insaaf On Same Page in Blocking NATO Transport Routes
November 27, 2013
Pakistani Taliban and Tehreek-e-Insaaf On Same Page in Blocking NATO Transport Routes
The Diplomat’s Kiran Nazish reports from Peshawar.
Pakistani Taliban and Tehreek-e-Insaaf On Same Page in Blocking NATO Transport Routes
Pakistan Long March Ignored by Media
November 20, 2013
Pakistan Long March Ignored by Media
Families of Baloch missing persons march (and march) in a desperate bid to draw attention to their plight.
Pakistan Long March Ignored by Media
After Hakimullah: The New Face of the Pakistani Taliban
November 12, 2013
After Hakimullah: The New Face of the Pakistani Taliban
The new elected face of Pakistani Taliban is Mullah Fazlullah.
After Hakimullah: The New Face of the Pakistani Taliban
Two Earthquakes Shake Baluchistan, Relief Struggles
October 01, 2013
Two Earthquakes Shake Baluchistan, Relief Struggles
Militants and bad infrastructure have held up relief efforts in Baluchistan after two large earthquakes.
Two Earthquakes Shake Baluchistan, Relief Struggles
India Needs to Get Serious About Its Tobacco Problem
September 26, 2013
India Needs to Get Serious About Its Tobacco Problem
India’s tobacco problem affects young and old nationwide. What’s to be done?
India Needs to Get Serious About Its Tobacco Problem
Peshawar Taliban Attacks: Vengeance or Instability?
September 25, 2013
Peshawar Taliban Attacks: Vengeance or Instability?
The worst-ever terrorist attack hit Peshawar on Sunday, further offsetting any chance for peace.
Peshawar Taliban Attacks: Vengeance or Instability?
Will Sharif Government Protect Pakistan’s Minorities?
August 30, 2013
Will Sharif Government Protect Pakistan’s Minorities?
Violence against Shia Muslims and other minorities is an ongoing reality in Pakistan.
Will Sharif Government Protect Pakistan’s Minorities?
Karachi Fights Against Toy Guns – Demands Ban
August 27, 2013
Karachi Fights Against Toy Guns – Demands Ban
Pakistani activists are pushing for a nationwide ban on toy guns. Could it help prevent future militancy?
Karachi Fights Against Toy Guns – Demands Ban
The Bleak Lives of Pakistan’s Internally Displaced
August 16, 2013
The Bleak Lives of Pakistan’s Internally Displaced
Pakistan’s internally displaced community is growing, yet they are being increasingly neglected.
The Bleak Lives of Pakistan’s Internally Displaced
The Burka Becomes Her
August 07, 2013
The Burka Becomes Her
Is the Burka Avenger a new role model for Pakistani girls?
The Burka Becomes Her
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