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Pakistan’s Dark History of Student Extremists
November 16, 2018
Pakistan’s Dark History of Student Extremists
Since the 1970s, political factions in Pakistan have armed students and encouraged them to violence.
Pakistan’s Dark History of Student Extremists
Return From a Pakistan Dungeon
November 05, 2018
Return From a Pakistan Dungeon
Thousands of people have been “disappeared” in Pakistan. And for those who reappear, life is never the same.
Return From a Pakistan Dungeon
Trouble at the Pakistan-Iran Border
October 30, 2018
Trouble at the Pakistan-Iran Border
The Baloch-dominated border area used to be a source of cooperation for Islamabad and Tehran. What went wrong?
Trouble at the Pakistan-Iran Border
Who Can Be Pakistani?
October 11, 2018
Who Can Be Pakistani?
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan set off a fiery debate when he suggested citizenship for Afghan refugees.
Who Can Be Pakistani?
Be Prepared for an India-Pakistan Limited War
October 05, 2018
Be Prepared for an India-Pakistan Limited War
Why is there an assumption that nuclear weapons would preclude a limited conflict between India and Pakistan?
Be Prepared for an India-Pakistan Limited War
Meet the First African-Pakistani Lawmaker
September 28, 2018
Meet the First African-Pakistani Lawmaker
Tanzeela Qambrani’s election has deep ramifications for the Sheedi minority and Pakistani society.
Meet the First African-Pakistani Lawmaker
Chitral: A Portrait of Sectarian Tension in Pakistan
September 20, 2018
Chitral: A Portrait of Sectarian Tension in Pakistan
Far from the headlines, a district in KP provides worrying evidence of a rise in religious hatred.
Chitral: A Portrait of Sectarian Tension in Pakistan
The Coming of Pakistan-China ‘Entente Cordiale 2.0’
September 18, 2018
The Coming of Pakistan-China ‘Entente Cordiale 2.0’
A relationship previously specific in scope has expanded beyond closed diplomatic corridors, bringing new challenges.
The Coming of Pakistan-China ‘Entente Cordiale 2.0’
Imran Khan: High Hopes, Greater Expectations
September 05, 2018
Imran Khan: High Hopes, Greater Expectations
Imran Khan is hitting controversies early exactly because his supporters expect so much from his government.
Imran Khan: High Hopes, Greater Expectations
Imran Khan’s Foreign Policy Approach
August 21, 2018
Imran Khan’s Foreign Policy Approach
Khan has a golden chance to right ties with India, Afghanistan, and the U.S. – if the establishment will let him.
Imran Khan’s Foreign Policy Approach
Pakistan’s Economic Crisis
August 08, 2018
Pakistan’s Economic Crisis
Islamabad’s need for an IMF bailout is set to create a “diplomatic predicament.”
Pakistan’s Economic Crisis
Women in Imran Khan's 'New Pakistan'
August 03, 2018
Women in Imran Khan's 'New Pakistan'
Will the incoming prime minister deliver a new – and better – Pakistan for the country's women?
Women in Imran Khan's 'New Pakistan'
Dying For Democracy: Balochistan’s Fallen Political Workers
August 02, 2018
Dying For Democracy: Balochistan’s Fallen Political Workers
Remembering Wahab Zahid, a political activist and victim of the election day blast in Quetta.
Dying For Democracy: Balochistan’s Fallen Political Workers
Taha Siddiqui on Pakistan’s Muzzled Media
July 24, 2018
Taha Siddiqui on Pakistan’s Muzzled Media
The well-known journalist is living in exile after narrowly escaping an abduction attempt by gunmen.
Taha Siddiqui on Pakistan’s Muzzled Media
Can Shehbaz Sharif Escape His Brother's Shadow?
July 16, 2018
Can Shehbaz Sharif Escape His Brother's Shadow?
To become prime minister, the long-time ruler of Punjab must overcome his family's scandals.
Can Shehbaz Sharif Escape His Brother's Shadow?
Is China Influencing Pakistan’s Elections?
July 11, 2018
Is China Influencing Pakistan’s Elections?
CPEC is a major campaign point, for better or worse, in the run-up to Pakistan's elections.
Is China Influencing Pakistan’s Elections?
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