In Pakistan, Hybrid Rule Is Further Institutionalized Through Dynastic Political Parties
By Ali Malik
Amid the power struggle between the PML-N, PPP, and PTI, the only winner has been the military establishment.
Pakistan Takes a Cautious Approach to the Israel-Gaza Conflict
By Umair Jamal
At the outset of the Russia-Ukraine war, then-Prime Minister Imran Khan traveled to Moscow. This time around Islamabad is avoiding taking sides.
Michael Kugelman on Pakistani Politics After Nawaz Sharif’s Return
By Shannon Tiezzi
"One can't rule out anything in Pakistani politics, which are nothing if not unpredictable."
The Indian Army’s Boosted Logistic Capabilities in Kashmir
By Usman Haider
India’s Cold Start Doctrine depends on quick movement through difficult terrain. Improved logistics are making that more feasible in the disputed Kashmir region.
Climate-Proofing the India-Pakistan Indus Water Treaty
By Smiti Mathur
Failing to address the impact of climate change could lead to migration crises, supply chain disruptions, and even trigger a conflict between the two neighbors.
Amid Pakistan’s Crackdown, Afghan Refugees Lose Hope
By Somaiyah Hafeez
“We came with such difficulty... We would not leave on our own. If we could survive in Afghanistan then why would we flee?”
Nawaz Sharif Returns to Pakistan: The Army Playing a Safe Bet?
By Rishi Gupta
The army seems to have given a green signal to Nawaz Sharif to become the face of forthcoming general elections in Pakistan.
Pakistan’s Imran Khan Could Face Death Sentence in Trial Over Revealing State Secrets
By Munir Ahmed
The case relates to Khan's waving of a confidential diplomatic letter at a rally after his ouster in a no-confidence vote in parliament in 2022.
This Week in Asia: October 20, 2023
The Diplomat’s weekly video round-up of Asia news.
Saad Hussain Rizvi’s Soaring Popularity and Pakistan’s Elections
By Abdul Basit
The Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan chief may be the country's second most popular leader, but his party will likely get just 4 percent of votes, according to a Gallup Pakistan survey.
Pakistan Court Grants Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif Protection From Arrest – For a Time
By Munir Ahmed
The ruling paves the way for Sharif to return home after four years of self-exile in the United Kingdom.
Erika Fatland on Traveling in the Himalayas
By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
“Many of the people in the Himalayas live more isolated now than they did a hundred years ago.”