Pakistan Condemns Mob Violence Against Christians
By Umair Jamal
That the government is condemning the extremist violence in Jaranwala rather than condoning it marks an important step forward.
Religious Intolerance is Burning Pakistan
By Mariyam Suleman Anees
The recent mob violence against Christian minorities in Punjab province is just the latest reminder of how deep and wide the roots of religious intolerance have grown.
Imran Khan’s Many Missed Opportunities
By Raja Qaiser Ahmed and Muhammad Shoaib
Khan missed the chance to make his support base democratic and republican – and thereby transform himself into a true political force to reckon with.
What Is Driving Pakistan-US Security Cooperation After the War in Afghanistan?
By Hamdan Khan
While there is an alignment of short-term security interests, particularly on counterterrorism, in the longer term the China-U.S. competition will hinder Pakistan-U.S. ties.
Beyond Borders: Navigating Asia’s Water Challenges
By Farwa Aamer and Susanne Schmeier
Solving Asia's water stress will require a concerted diplomatic effort on the international stage.
This Week in Asia: August 18, 2023
The Diplomat’s weekly video round-up of Asia news.
What Lies Ahead for Pakistan’s Caretaker Government?
By Umair Jamal
Since elections are unlikely to be held as constitutionally mandated within 90 days, the interim administration is here to stay for some time.
Muslim Mobs Attack Churches in Pakistan After Accusing Christians of Desecrating the Quran
By Asim Tanveer and Munir Ahmed
A death sentence for blasphemy has never been carried out. But often, an accusation alone can trigger riots and incite mobs to violence.
2 Years of Taliban Diplomacy
By Syed Basim Raza and Ureeda Khan
Despite lacking diplomatic recognition from any state, the Taliban government has been engaged in talks with regional players.
What Does Pakistan’s New Caretaker Prime Minister Mean for Balochistan?
By Kiyya Baloch
Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar is from the troubled province, but he has consistently supported giving the military free rein in Balochistan.
Did Pakistan Really Benefit From the Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan?
By Mohammad Shoaib Haidary and Amir Husein Haidary
The country celebrated the Taliban’s return to power on August 15, 2021. Two years later, has it seen any benefits?
Another Attack on Chinese Nationals in Pakistan Puts CPEC Back Under Scrutiny
In recent years, Chinese projects and nationals have continuously faced terror threats across the country.