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Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

Kunwar Khuldune Shahid is a correspondent for The Diplomat, based in Pakistan. His work has also been published in The Guardian, The Independent, Foreign Policy, Courrier International, Haaretz, New Statesman, The Telegraph , MIT Review among other publications. He tweets @khuldune  

What Syed Salahuddin’s 'Global Terrorist’ Designation Means for Pakistan
June 29, 2017
What Syed Salahuddin’s 'Global Terrorist’ Designation Means for Pakistan
The United States increasingly aligns with India's stance on militancy in Kashmir. How should Pakistan respond?
What Syed Salahuddin’s 'Global Terrorist’ Designation Means for Pakistan
In Pakistan, a Bloody Farewell to Ramadan
June 26, 2017
In Pakistan, a Bloody Farewell to Ramadan
Twin attacks in Quetta and Parachinar killed over 80 and wounded hundreds.
In Pakistan, a Bloody Farewell to Ramadan
Pakistan Issues First Death Sentence for Digital Blasphemy
June 13, 2017
Pakistan Issues First Death Sentence for Digital Blasphemy
The ruling is a reminder that Pakistan's blasphemy law is an existential threat for the state.
Pakistan Issues First Death Sentence for Digital Blasphemy
The Qatar Crisis: A Diplomatic Curveball for Pakistan
June 07, 2017
The Qatar Crisis: A Diplomatic Curveball for Pakistan
The rift between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors may pose difficult choices for Pakistan's foreign policy.
The Qatar Crisis: A Diplomatic Curveball for Pakistan
Time for Pakistan to Cut Ties With Hizbul Mujahideen
May 30, 2017
Time for Pakistan to Cut Ties With Hizbul Mujahideen
Touting Hizbul Mujahideen as freedom fighters is detrimental for both Pakistan and Kashmir.
Time for Pakistan to Cut Ties With Hizbul Mujahideen
Why the Trump-Led Islamic Summit in Saudi Arabia Was a Disaster for Pakistan
May 23, 2017
Why the Trump-Led Islamic Summit in Saudi Arabia Was a Disaster for Pakistan
Pakistan is largely shut out of the high-profile event, despite high hopes for recognition.
Why the Trump-Led Islamic Summit in Saudi Arabia Was a Disaster for Pakistan
Nawaz Sharif’s Historic Holi Address
March 16, 2017
Nawaz Sharif’s Historic Holi Address
The Pakistani prime minister gives a ground-breaking speech to the country's Hindu minority.
Nawaz Sharif’s Historic Holi Address
Pakistan's War on Atheism
March 10, 2017
Pakistan's War on Atheism
Pakistan's anti-blasphemy crackdown is tightening the noose around nonbelievers.
Pakistan's War on Atheism
Hosting the Pakistan Super League Final in Lahore Is an Embarrassment
March 03, 2017
Hosting the Pakistan Super League Final in Lahore Is an Embarrassment
The decision defies all logic and only demonstrates how unsafe Pakistan continues to be.
Hosting the Pakistan Super League Final in Lahore Is an Embarrassment
Pakistan’s Missing Activists and the State's War on Online Anonymity
January 18, 2017
Pakistan’s Missing Activists and the State's War on Online Anonymity
The disappearance of prominent online voices has a chilling effect on other nonconforming bloggers.
Pakistan’s Missing Activists and the State's War on Online Anonymity
To Win Its War on Terror, Pakistan Must Accept Ahmadis as Muslims
December 15, 2016
To Win Its War on Terror, Pakistan Must Accept Ahmadis as Muslims
Discrimination against Ahmadis and other religious minorities adds fuel to the fire of jihadism.
To Win Its War on Terror, Pakistan Must Accept Ahmadis as Muslims
Pakistan’s New Army Chief Could Help Repair Ties With India
November 28, 2016
Pakistan’s New Army Chief Could Help Repair Ties With India
Will Qamar Javed Bajwa be more receptive to opening trade ties with India?
Pakistan’s New Army Chief Could Help Repair Ties With India
Political Scandals Bring Pakistan and Turkey's Leaders Together
November 23, 2016
Political Scandals Bring Pakistan and Turkey's Leaders Together
Nawaz Sharif and Recep Erdogan: Two paranoid leaders who need each other.
Political Scandals Bring Pakistan and Turkey's Leaders Together
An Alliance Between Islamic State and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi in Pakistan Was Inevitable
November 15, 2016
An Alliance Between Islamic State and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi in Pakistan Was Inevitable
Anti-Shia ideology and mutual interest bind the two terrorist groups together.
An Alliance Between Islamic State and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi in Pakistan Was Inevitable
What a Trump Presidency Means for Pakistan
November 09, 2016
What a Trump Presidency Means for Pakistan
Trump's election could trigger a geopolitical restructuring of the Af-Pak region.
What a Trump Presidency Means for Pakistan
Quetta Police College Attack: Pakistan Is Increasingly Vulnerable to Terrorism
October 25, 2016
Quetta Police College Attack: Pakistan Is Increasingly Vulnerable to Terrorism
A power struggle in Punjab is putting Pakistan at risk as political players woo Islamist groups.
Quetta Police College Attack: Pakistan Is Increasingly Vulnerable to Terrorism
Uri Attack: Why Pakistan Needs to Denounce Armed Jihad
September 21, 2016
Uri Attack: Why Pakistan Needs to Denounce Armed Jihad
Pakistan's continued support of jihadists group will eventually undermine the country's economic lifeline.
Uri Attack: Why Pakistan Needs to Denounce Armed Jihad
Twin Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Attacks: Pakistan's Lawyers, Christians Targeted
September 04, 2016
Twin Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Attacks: Pakistan's Lawyers, Christians Targeted
Why are the Pakistani Taliban are targeting these specific groups in their attacks?
Twin Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Attacks: Pakistan's Lawyers, Christians Targeted
The Trouble With Modi's Balochistan Comments
August 21, 2016
The Trouble With Modi's Balochistan Comments
After ignoring the turmoil in Kashmir, India's prime minister is now aggravating the crisis in Balochistan
The Trouble With Modi's Balochistan Comments
What Quetta Bombing Reveals About Islamic State and Pakistani Taliban
August 09, 2016
What Quetta Bombing Reveals About Islamic State and Pakistani Taliban
A vicious attack on a hospital underscores a continued preference for soft targets by jihadists.
What Quetta Bombing Reveals About Islamic State and Pakistani Taliban
The Panama Papers and Women’s Rights in Pakistan
April 13, 2016
The Panama Papers and Women’s Rights in Pakistan
The leaks could force Pakistani government’s hand on the Women’s Protection Act.
The Panama Papers and Women’s Rights in Pakistan
Crunch Time for Pakistan’s Extremist Battle
April 05, 2016
Crunch Time for Pakistan’s Extremist Battle
Devastating recent attacks raise the stakes for the government.
Crunch Time for Pakistan’s Extremist Battle
Pakistan’s Schools at War
February 18, 2016
Pakistan’s Schools at War
Can the country stop the killing of its students?
Pakistan’s Schools at War
Silencing the Lone Voice on Balochistan’s Missing Persons
April 06, 2015
Silencing the Lone Voice on Balochistan’s Missing Persons
Pakistani officials present Baloch activist Mama Qadeer from leaving the country.
Silencing the Lone Voice on Balochistan’s Missing Persons
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