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Gwadar’s Trials and Tribulations
January 12, 2023

Gwadar’s Trials and Tribulations

By Somaiyah Hafeez
The “crown jewel” of CPEC saw protests turn violent, followed by a security crackdown and internet shutdown.

Iran’s Mass Protests Are Impacting Lives in Pakistan
November 15, 2022

Iran’s Mass Protests Are Impacting Lives in Pakistan

By Mariyam Suleman Anees
Baloch in Pakistan are watching the crackdown on their sisters across the border with dismay.
Why Separatist Leader Gulzar Imam’s Arrest Will Not Weaken Baloch Insurgency
October 28, 2022

Why Separatist Leader Gulzar Imam’s Arrest Will Not Weaken Baloch Insurgency

By Abdul Basit
Unlike previous phases of the insurgency, the current wave is lethal, resilient, and not dependent on a single charismatic leader.

Pakistan’s Floods Are a Man-Made Disaster
September 25, 2022

Pakistan’s Floods Are a Man-Made Disaster

By Kiyya Baloch
It's not just climate change – corruption, bad governance, poor planning, and faulty water management are also to blame for the scale of the current disaster.

Pakistan’s Afghan Gamble Worsens Conflict in Balochistan
February 28, 2022

Pakistan’s Afghan Gamble Worsens Conflict in Balochistan

By Niha Dagia
For Baloch rebels to conduct sophisticated attacks is undeniably a worrying sign for Pakistan.

Balochistan’s Students Protest Enforced Disappearances
December 01, 2021

Balochistan’s Students Protest Enforced Disappearances

By Somaiyah Hafeez
For over three weeks, Baloch students in Quetta have been demonstrating against the suspected abduction of two of their own.

Is Pakistan Serious About Peace Talks in Balochistan?
July 16, 2021

Is Pakistan Serious About Peace Talks in Balochistan?

By Samand Muhammad Shahi and Mujeeb Baloch
Past initiatives have given Balochs plenty of reason for skepticism.
Activists in Balochistan Face a New Threat: Cyber Harassment
July 13, 2021

Activists in Balochistan Face a New Threat: Cyber Harassment

By Arbaz Shah
Women are especially vulnerable to online harassment and defamation, despite laws in place to protect against such crimes.

The Gory Symbolism of a Terrorist Attack on a Palestine Rally in Balochistan
May 26, 2021

The Gory Symbolism of a Terrorist Attack on a Palestine Rally in Balochistan

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
While Pakistanis were united in their outrage over abuses by Israel, few spare a word for the systemic oppression closer to home.

What Is the Significance of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s Latest Attack in Quetta?
April 22, 2021

What Is the Significance of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s Latest Attack in Quetta?

By Umair Jamal
The attack on Serena Hotel, far outside TTP's usual operating area, is an extremely worrying sign that the group has regained its old strength.

Did Iran Carry Out a ‘Surgical Strike’ Inside Pakistan?
February 10, 2021

Did Iran Carry Out a ‘Surgical Strike’ Inside Pakistan?

By Umair Jamal
A recent news report is unlikely to be accurate, not the least because it goes against established patterns of behavior by both countries.
Suspicious Death of Baloch Activist in Toronto Raises Uncomfortable Questions for Pakistan
December 22, 2020

Suspicious Death of Baloch Activist in Toronto Raises Uncomfortable Questions for Pakistan

By Abhijnan Rej
Karima Mehrab was outspoken in her criticism of Pakistan’s powerful military.

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