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Pakistan's New Government Fails Its First Major Test on Extremism
September 14, 2018

Pakistan's New Government Fails Its First Major Test on Extremism

By Umair Jamal
The Pakistani government's handling of Atif Mian's removal from the Economic Advisory Council is a travesty.

Why Pakistan's Ruling Elite Are Losing the Narrative War Against Radical Islamists
May 24, 2018

Why Pakistan's Ruling Elite Are Losing the Narrative War Against Radical Islamists

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan's government has lost the brief momentum it had to fight radical Islamist groups.
Is the Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement a Threat to the Pakistani Military's Interests?
April 26, 2018

Is the Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement a Threat to the Pakistani Military's Interests?

By Umair Jamal
The military is taking the grievances of Pakistan's disgruntled Pashtuns seriously.

Explaining the Origins of Conservative Pakistani Criticisms of Malala Yousafzai
March 31, 2018

Explaining the Origins of Conservative Pakistani Criticisms of Malala Yousafzai

By Umair Jamal
Why does Pakistan’s mainstream love to hate Malala?

What Islamists ‘Sit-ins’ in Islamabad Say About Pakistan's Militancy Problem
November 21, 2017

What Islamists ‘Sit-ins’ in Islamabad Say About Pakistan's Militancy Problem

By Umair Jamal
Does Pakistan need a de-radicalization plan for itself?

The Politics of Religious Exclusion in Pakistan
October 18, 2017

The Politics of Religious Exclusion in Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
What does the continued persecution of Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan say about politics and religion in the country?

Even a Horrific Murder Isn't Enough to Shake Pakistan's Blasphemy Laws
April 18, 2017

Even a Horrific Murder Isn't Enough to Shake Pakistan's Blasphemy Laws

By Usman Ahmad
The murder of Mashal Khan is the latest tragedy connected to blasphemy accusations. His death won't be the last.
Pakistan’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa: The Conundrum in Action
February 16, 2017

Pakistan’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa: The Conundrum in Action

By Umair Jamal
What's behind the house arrest of Hafiz Saeed, the head of Jamaat-ud-Dawa?

How Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat Uses Politics to Support Its Campaign of Anti-Shia Terror in Pakistan
September 20, 2016

How Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat Uses Politics to Support Its Campaign of Anti-Shia Terror in Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan’s national action plan against terrorism has proved a non-action plan as far as the crackdown on sectarian groups is concerned.

Why the Pakistani State Can't Seem to Figure Out the MQM in Karachi
August 30, 2016

Why the Pakistani State Can't Seem to Figure Out the MQM in Karachi

By Umair Jamal
By sidelining Karachi’s genuine leadership, the military is only sliding the city into a novel security and political vacuum.

Unraveling the Mystery of Pakistan's 'Ghost Madrassas'
August 17, 2016

Unraveling the Mystery of Pakistan's 'Ghost Madrassas'

By Zameer Ahmed Malik
A closer look at the 10,000 ghost madrassas in Sindh province.
Pakistan’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa Challenge
August 02, 2016

Pakistan’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa Challenge

By Umair Jamal
Is Pakistan closing in on Hafiz Saeed?

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