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The Return of the Pakistani Taliban
October 08, 2019

The Return of the Pakistani Taliban

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
After fading in the wake of 2014’s Operation Zarb-e-Azb, the TTP is poised for a resurgence.

A Year Later, a Civil Rights Movement Soldiers on in Pakistan
February 01, 2019

A Year Later, a Civil Rights Movement Soldiers on in Pakistan

By Afrasiab Khattak
The February 2018 Islamabad sit-in gave birth to the most dynamic, active, and nonviolent youth political uprising Pakistan has seen.
Return From a Pakistan Dungeon
November 05, 2018

Return From a Pakistan Dungeon

By Shah Meer Baloch and Rabia Bugti
Thousands of people have been “disappeared” in Pakistan. And for those who reappear, life is never the same.

How Can Islamabad Further Isolate the Pakistani Taliban?
June 27, 2018

How Can Islamabad Further Isolate the Pakistani Taliban?

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan has a chance to isolate the militant group if the country decides to completely support the Afghan peace process.

Understanding the Realpolitik Behind Pakistan's FATA-KP Provincial Merger
May 30, 2018

Understanding the Realpolitik Behind Pakistan's FATA-KP Provincial Merger

By Umair Jamal
Why did a long-proposed idea to unite FATA and KP finally come to fruition now, in 2018?

Pakistan's 'FATA Spring'
February 24, 2018

Pakistan's 'FATA Spring'

By Daud Khattak
Protests in Pakistan's tribal areas signal the rise of a younger, more educated, and technologically savvy generation.

Pashtun Tribes Stage Unprecedented Protest in Pakistan
February 08, 2018

Pashtun Tribes Stage Unprecedented Protest in Pakistan

By Daud Khattak
Pashtuns from Pakistan's tribal regions are demanding an end to decades of mistreatment.
Pakistan's National Security Adviser on Counterterrorism
April 07, 2017

Pakistan's National Security Adviser on Counterterrorism

By Zeeshan Salahuddin
Lt. Gen. Janjua speaks about his strategy and his views on current progress in Pakistan’s fight on terror.

Why Political Reforms in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas Are Essential
March 10, 2017

Why Political Reforms in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas Are Essential

By Umair Jamal
The government in Pakistan seeks to bring the country’s tribal areas into the mainstream body politic. 

Pakistan’s Pashtun Profiling
March 01, 2017

Pakistan’s Pashtun Profiling

By Farooq Yousaf
Pakistan's government is labeling Pashtuns as terror suspects based solely on ethnicity.

Juggling Nationalism and Islam: Pakistan Takes on Militants in the FATA
November 21, 2016

Juggling Nationalism and Islam: Pakistan Takes on Militants in the FATA

By Umair Jamal
The Pakistani state must end its support and tolerance of jihadist militants in the country's tribal areas.
Pakistan’s Militant Dilemma
January 28, 2016

Pakistan’s Militant Dilemma

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan needs to address the underlying ideologies driving radicalization within its borders.

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