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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  

How Pakistan Weaponized ‘Love for Prophet Muhammad’
May 08, 2018
How Pakistan Weaponized ‘Love for Prophet Muhammad’
How Pakistan's anti-Ahmadiyya campaigns links to a recent assassination attempt.
How Pakistan Weaponized ‘Love for Prophet Muhammad’
Could Facebook Data Leaks Impact Pakistan’s Elections?
May 01, 2018
Could Facebook Data Leaks Impact Pakistan’s Elections?
In Pakistan the spread of misinformation is a much graver problem than the impact it might have on polling.
Could Facebook Data Leaks Impact Pakistan’s Elections?
Sharif's Lifetime Ban From Politics Is the Final Blow to Pakistan's Democracy
April 18, 2018
Sharif's Lifetime Ban From Politics Is the Final Blow to Pakistan's Democracy
Nawaz Sharif’s lifetime disqualification has scratched off Pakistan’s façade of democracy.
Sharif's Lifetime Ban From Politics Is the Final Blow to Pakistan's Democracy
The Pashtun Nationalist Movement Can Save Pakistan
April 10, 2018
The Pashtun Nationalist Movement Can Save Pakistan
By addressing the Pashtuns' grievances, Pakistan could let go out its outdated self-image as a monolithic state.
The Pashtun Nationalist Movement Can Save Pakistan
Quetta Attack a Gory Reminder of Islamic State's Presence in Balochistan
April 05, 2018
Quetta Attack a Gory Reminder of Islamic State's Presence in Balochistan
The Pakistan Army continues to deny that ISIS is active in Pakistan, despite the mounting evidence.
Quetta Attack a Gory Reminder of Islamic State's Presence in Balochistan
Trump’s Tweet Has Done Pakistan a Massive Favor
January 03, 2018
Trump’s Tweet Has Done Pakistan a Massive Favor
A Twitter tirade once again allows Pakistan to play the victim.
Trump’s Tweet Has Done Pakistan a Massive Favor
Why Pakistan Is Hyphenating Palestine and Kashmir
December 14, 2017
Why Pakistan Is Hyphenating Palestine and Kashmir
The rest of the world has long distanced itself from the Islamist struggle in Kashmir – unlike Palestine.
Why Pakistan Is Hyphenating Palestine and Kashmir
The Mullah-Military Takeover of Pakistan
December 07, 2017
The Mullah-Military Takeover of Pakistan
A Musharraf-Saeed alliance could provide the political face of the mullah-military takeover underway in Pakistan.
The Mullah-Military Takeover of Pakistan
Hafiz Saeed’s Release Completes the Political Mainstreaming of Jihadists in Pakistan
November 25, 2017
Hafiz Saeed’s Release Completes the Political Mainstreaming of Jihadists in Pakistan
The prime suspect of the Mumbai attacks can now personally spearhead the Islamist campaign for parliament.
Hafiz Saeed’s Release Completes the Political Mainstreaming of Jihadists in Pakistan
ISIS Might Have One Last Escape Route: Pakistan
November 07, 2017
ISIS Might Have One Last Escape Route: Pakistan
As ISIS' stronghold falls in the Middle East, Pakistan may provide the most fertile ground for Islamic State.
ISIS Might Have One Last Escape Route: Pakistan
PML-N in Need of Structural Revamp After Nawaz Sharif’s Indictment
October 20, 2017
PML-N in Need of Structural Revamp After Nawaz Sharif’s Indictment
Nawaz Sharif's refusal to let go of party leadership might jeopardize the PML-N's future.
PML-N in Need of Structural Revamp After Nawaz Sharif’s Indictment
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
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