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No Sunset for Pakistan’s Secret Military Courts
April 24, 2017
No Sunset for Pakistan’s Secret Military Courts
A failure of justice and a black mark on Pakistan’s global image.
No Sunset for Pakistan’s Secret Military Courts
The Nuclear Test Ban: Time to Finish What We Started
April 21, 2017
The Nuclear Test Ban: Time to Finish What We Started
Two decades after the CTBT's signing, now is time for the world’s leading states to come together to finish what we started
The Nuclear Test Ban: Time to Finish What We Started
Deciphering Pakistan Supreme Court’s Panama Papers Verdict
April 21, 2017
Deciphering Pakistan Supreme Court’s Panama Papers Verdict
The Supreme Court’s verdict in the Panama Papers corruption scandal opens another phase of controversy in Pakistani politics. 
Deciphering Pakistan Supreme Court’s Panama Papers Verdict
Survey Projects Show Progress on TAPI Pipeline
April 12, 2017
Survey Projects Show Progress on TAPI Pipeline
But as the projected operational date gets pushed back, the surveys may be progress for progress' sake.
Survey Projects Show Progress on TAPI Pipeline
Zia-ul-Haq and the ‘Islamization’ of Pakistan’s Public Universities
March 28, 2017
Zia-ul-Haq and the ‘Islamization’ of Pakistan’s Public Universities
The government in Pakistan needs to ensure that educational institutes in the country remain a place of learning rather than intimidation and violence.
Zia-ul-Haq and the ‘Islamization’ of Pakistan’s Public Universities
Mattis Hosts Indian National Security Adviser in Washington
March 27, 2017
Mattis Hosts Indian National Security Adviser in Washington
Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval met the U.S. defense secretary in Washington, D.C., last week.
Mattis Hosts Indian National Security Adviser in Washington
China, Russia, Iran: Ports and Power Along the Belt and Road
March 23, 2017
China, Russia, Iran: Ports and Power Along the Belt and Road
If the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor doesn’t live up to the hype, Russia may stand to benefit.
China, Russia, Iran: Ports and Power Along the Belt and Road
Why Political Reforms in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas Are Essential
March 10, 2017
Why Political Reforms in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas Are Essential
The government in Pakistan seeks to bring the country’s tribal areas into the mainstream body politic. 
Why Political Reforms in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas Are Essential
Afghanistan Shouldn’t Start Counting TAPI Revenue Just Yet
February 24, 2017
Afghanistan Shouldn’t Start Counting TAPI Revenue Just Yet
Progress has been excruciatingly slow but the governments involved remain optimistic.
Afghanistan Shouldn’t Start Counting TAPI Revenue Just Yet
How Pakistan’s Passive Extremists Complicate the Country's Fight Against Terror
February 22, 2017
How Pakistan’s Passive Extremists Complicate the Country's Fight Against Terror
After a spate of attacks, efforts by the Pakistani government to rein in terror groups are largely window-dressing.
How Pakistan’s Passive Extremists Complicate the Country's Fight Against Terror
Pakistan’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa: The Conundrum in Action
February 16, 2017
Pakistan’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa: The Conundrum in Action
What's behind the house arrest of Hafiz Saeed, the head of Jamaat-ud-Dawa?
Pakistan’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa: The Conundrum in Action
4 Reasons Russia Increasingly Favors the Taliban in Afghanistan
February 14, 2017
4 Reasons Russia Increasingly Favors the Taliban in Afghanistan
Moscow is aligning itself with the enemy of its enemy, the Taliban.
4 Reasons Russia Increasingly Favors the Taliban in Afghanistan
Pakistan’s Census: A Baloch Perspective
February 03, 2017
Pakistan’s Census: A Baloch Perspective
Why many in Balochistan are not looking forward to Pakistan's first census in 19 years.
Pakistan’s Census: A Baloch Perspective
Is Lashker-e-Jhangvi Taking Advantage of Pakistan and Afghanistan’s Bilateral Tensions?
January 27, 2017
Is Lashker-e-Jhangvi Taking Advantage of Pakistan and Afghanistan’s Bilateral Tensions?
The LeJ’s militant infrastructure inside and outside Pakistan should be a cause of concern for the country.
Is Lashker-e-Jhangvi Taking Advantage of Pakistan and Afghanistan’s Bilateral Tensions?
Chinese Envoy, Pakistani Army Chief Discuss CPEC Security
January 17, 2017
Chinese Envoy, Pakistani Army Chief Discuss CPEC Security
China's top diplomat in Pakistan meets with Pakistan's army chief to discuss the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Chinese Envoy, Pakistani Army Chief Discuss CPEC Security
8 Years Later: Understanding the Obama Administration's Asia-Pacific Legacy
January 06, 2017
8 Years Later: Understanding the Obama Administration's Asia-Pacific Legacy
How did the United States' foreign policy efforts in the Asia-Pacific pan out under the Obama administration?
8 Years Later: Understanding the Obama Administration's Asia-Pacific Legacy
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