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Pakistan’s Ruling Party Is Under Attack From Within
January 19, 2022

Pakistan’s Ruling Party Is Under Attack From Within

By Umair Jamal
Prime Minister Imran Khan's government is being criticized publicly by legislators from his party.

Pakistan’s National Security Policy Prioritizes Economic Security
January 18, 2022

Pakistan’s National Security Policy Prioritizes Economic Security

By Niha Dagia
Its content is impressive but it lacks a roadmap.
Taliban-Pakistan Ties Run Into Trouble
January 11, 2022

Taliban-Pakistan Ties Run Into Trouble

By Umair Jamal
Taliban’s recent confrontation of Pakistan over its fencing of the disputed Durand Line, which Afghanistan does not recognize, has taken many by surprise.

Afghan Taliban Turn Blind Eye to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan
January 06, 2022

Afghan Taliban Turn Blind Eye to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan

By Kathy Gannon
The Afghan Taliban have shown no signs of expelling TTP leaders or preventing them from carrying out attacks in Pakistan, even as Pakistan pushes a reluctant world to engage with Afghanistan's new rulers.

2021 Was a Bad Year for Democracy in South Asia
January 05, 2022

2021 Was a Bad Year for Democracy in South Asia

By Niha Dagia
The pandemic made it easier for governments to justify authoritarian measures, including crackdowns on the media and excessive surveillance.

Pakistan: Climate Change, Food, and Geopolitics
December 30, 2021

Pakistan: Climate Change, Food, and Geopolitics

By Osama Rizvi
The country’s vulnerability to natural disasters and adverse effects on labor productivity will add to its existing challenges and concerns.

Tough Days Ahead for Pakistan’s Ruling Party
December 29, 2021

Tough Days Ahead for Pakistan’s Ruling Party

By Umair Jamal
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s defeat in its traditional stronghold of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa does not bode well for its electoral prospects in other parts of the country.
How Bangladesh’s Liberation Shook Up South Asia
December 15, 2021

How Bangladesh’s Liberation Shook Up South Asia

By Mohamed Zeeshan
After 1971, there were expectations that South Asia would move on from religious nationalism – but the region has gone in the opposite direction.

Blasphemy Killing Could Cast a Shadow on Pakistan’s Economy
December 10, 2021

Blasphemy Killing Could Cast a Shadow on Pakistan’s Economy

By Umair Jamal
Why would foreign investors want to visit Pakistan if they could get lynched on accusations of blasphemy?

Gwadar Protests Highlight CPEC’s Achilles’ Heel
December 09, 2021

Gwadar Protests Highlight CPEC’s Achilles’ Heel

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
The mass protests reflect six years of disappointment and resentment on the part of locals who have seen no benefit from Chinese investment projects.

The Dilemma Over the Blasphemy Law in Pakistan
December 07, 2021

The Dilemma Over the Blasphemy Law in Pakistan

By Niha Dagia
The mob killing of a Sri Lankan is the culmination of a fire lit decades ago, when a doctrinaire interpretation of Islam was allowed to thrive in a politically driven move to legitimize religious intolerance.
Pakistan Police: Mob Kills Sri Lankan Over Alleged Blasphemy
December 03, 2021

Pakistan Police: Mob Kills Sri Lankan Over Alleged Blasphemy

By Babar Dogar
Mob attacks on people accused of blasphemy are common in Pakistan.

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