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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
Pakistan's government has lost the brief momentum it had to fight radical Islamist groups.
Why Pakistan's Ruling Elite Are Losing the Narrative War Against Radical Islamists
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?
The military is taking the grievances of Pakistan's disgruntled Pashtuns seriously.
Is the Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement a Threat to the Pakistani Military's Interests?
Explaining the Origins of Conservative Pakistani Criticisms of Malala Yousafzai
March 31, 2018
Explaining the Origins of Conservative Pakistani Criticisms of Malala Yousafzai
Why does Pakistan’s mainstream love to hate Malala?
Explaining the Origins of Conservative Pakistani Criticisms of Malala Yousafzai
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
Does Pakistan need a de-radicalization plan for itself?
What Islamists ‘Sit-ins’ in Islamabad Say About Pakistan's Militancy Problem
The Politics of Religious Exclusion in Pakistan
October 18, 2017
The Politics of Religious Exclusion in Pakistan
What does the continued persecution of Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan say about politics and religion in the country?
The Politics of Religious Exclusion in Pakistan
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
The murder of Mashal Khan is the latest tragedy connected to blasphemy accusations. His death won't be the last.
Even a Horrific Murder Isn't Enough to Shake Pakistan's Blasphemy Laws
Pakistan’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa: The Conundrum in Action
February 16, 2017
Pakistan’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa: The Conundrum in Action
What's behind the house arrest of Hafiz Saeed, the head of Jamaat-ud-Dawa?
Pakistan’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa: The Conundrum in Action
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
Pakistan’s national action plan against terrorism has proved a non-action plan as far as the crackdown on sectarian groups is concerned.
How Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat Uses Politics to Support Its Campaign of Anti-Shia Terror in Pakistan
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 sidelining Karachi’s genuine leadership, the military is only sliding the city into a novel security and political vacuum.
Why the Pakistani State Can't Seem to Figure Out the MQM in Karachi
Unraveling the Mystery of Pakistan's 'Ghost Madrassas'
August 17, 2016
Unraveling the Mystery of Pakistan's 'Ghost Madrassas'
A closer look at the 10,000 ghost madrassas in Sindh province.
Unraveling the Mystery of Pakistan's 'Ghost Madrassas'
Pakistan’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa Challenge
August 02, 2016
Pakistan’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa Challenge
Is Pakistan closing in on Hafiz Saeed?
Pakistan’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa Challenge
Jamaat-ud-Dawa Sets Up Parallel Sharia Judicial System in Pakistan
April 18, 2016
Jamaat-ud-Dawa Sets Up Parallel Sharia Judicial System in Pakistan
The costs will be much higher if Pakistan doesn’t act against the group.
Jamaat-ud-Dawa Sets Up Parallel Sharia Judicial System in Pakistan
Banding for Blasphemy: Mumtaz Qadri and Pakistan's Barelvis
April 06, 2016
Banding for Blasphemy: Mumtaz Qadri and Pakistan's Barelvis
The Barelvis are generally seen as moderate Muslims, but Mumtaz Qadri's execution might change that.
Banding for Blasphemy: Mumtaz Qadri and Pakistan's Barelvis
Hindu Marriages Will Be Legitimized in Pakistan
February 12, 2016
Hindu Marriages Will Be Legitimized in Pakistan
Pakistan’s Hindus will soon finally have a law that legitimizes their marriages.
Hindu Marriages Will Be Legitimized in Pakistan
Pakistan and Islamic Ideology
January 06, 2015
Pakistan and Islamic Ideology
To eliminate terror, Pakistan needs to go further than ending the good Taliban-bad Taliban distinction.
Pakistan and Islamic Ideology
Blasphemy and Religious Intolerance in Pakistan
August 07, 2014
Blasphemy and Religious Intolerance in Pakistan
Recent violence against the Ahmadi minority is part of a disturbing trend.
Blasphemy and Religious Intolerance in Pakistan
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