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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  

A Win for All: Pakistan's NA-120 By-Election
September 21, 2017
A Win for All: Pakistan's NA-120 By-Election
All of Pakistan’s major political players have something to celebrate after the by-election to fill Nawaz Sharif’s seat.
A Win for All: Pakistan's NA-120 By-Election
Pakistan’s Bad Reaction to the BRICS Declaration
September 14, 2017
Pakistan’s Bad Reaction to the BRICS Declaration
Islamabad’s defensive reaction was more self-damaging than the BRICS’ original statement.
Pakistan’s Bad Reaction to the BRICS Declaration
Will US Sanctions on Hizbul Mujahideen Make Pakistan Reconsider Its ‘Good Taliban’?
August 18, 2017
Will US Sanctions on Hizbul Mujahideen Make Pakistan Reconsider Its ‘Good Taliban’?
The Pakistani Foreign Office condemned sanctions as being “detrimental to Kashmir’s freedom struggle.”
Will US Sanctions on Hizbul Mujahideen Make Pakistan Reconsider Its ‘Good Taliban’?
Shahbaz Sharif’s PM Nomination Underscores PML-N’s desperation
July 31, 2017
Shahbaz Sharif’s PM Nomination Underscores PML-N’s desperation
Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hopes to keep Pakistan's premiership in the family.
Shahbaz Sharif’s PM Nomination Underscores PML-N’s desperation
Lahore Hit With Fourth Terrorist Attack in 6 Months
July 25, 2017
Lahore Hit With Fourth Terrorist Attack in 6 Months
Why is Punjab's capital so vulnerable to terrorist attacks?
Lahore Hit With Fourth Terrorist Attack in 6 Months
Time for Nawaz Sharif to Resign
July 20, 2017
Time for Nawaz Sharif to Resign
It is the prime minister's refusal to resign that will damage democracy in Pakistan.
Time for Nawaz Sharif to Resign
What Modi’s Israel Visit Means for Pakistan
July 11, 2017
What Modi’s Israel Visit Means for Pakistan
Pakistan has two options for responding to tighter India-Israel ties.
What Modi’s Israel Visit Means for Pakistan
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
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