Even Before the Latest Bombing, Mastung Was a Hotbed for Violent Insurgency
By Kiyya Baloch
There is a widespread belief in Balochistan that the authorities in Pakistan have deliberately allowed Islamic fundamentalism to flourish in the province in general – and in Mastung in particular.
Pakistan’s People Are Fleeing Not Only Economic Crisis But Extremism
By Arsalan Bilal
Policymakers in Pakistan need to set the country’s house in order and work to convince its youth, its future leaders, that the country is worth staying in and building up.
Why Are Some Pakistanis Celebrating the Taliban Takeover?
By Khurram Abbas and Zahid Shahab Ahmed
Three different segments of Pakistan's socio-political fabric are happy to see the Taliban retake power in Afghanistan – each for a different reason.
Spike in Violence Follows Failed Negotiations Between the Pakistani Taliban and Islamabad
By Franz J. Marty
Sources reveal secret negotiations between Pakistan’s government and the TTP, which ultimately fell apart.
Pakistan to Keep Top Suspect in Daniel Pearl Murder in Jail, Despite April Acquittal
By Associated Press
The government has opposed Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh's release, despite his acquittal in April, saying it would endanger the public.
How Pakistan’s Political Parties Spread Radicalism
By Umair Jamal
Pakistan’s political parties have gone so far to appease the radical Islamist right that they have become indistinguishable from the radicals.
Pakistan’s Dark History of Student Extremists
By Shah Meer Baloch
Since the 1970s, political factions in Pakistan have armed students and encouraged them to violence.
The Fallout From the Aasia Bibi Blasphemy Verdict
By Daud Khattak
Can this be Pakistan’s watershed moment for standing up to religious extremists?
Imran Khan: Another Act in Pakistan’s Circus
By C. Christine Fair
It wasn't Imran Khan who won the election. It was (as always) Pakistan's army.
Reviewing Pakistan’s Anti-Terror Fight, 3 Years After the Peshawar School Attack
By Daud Khattak
Why is the world reluctant to recognize Pakistan’s sacrifices in the fight against terrorism? The APS attack and its aftermath serve as a test case.
Mainstreaming Islamists: A Dangerous Choice for Pakistan
By Muhammad Daim Fazil
Pakistan has tried before to bring extremists into mainstream politics. It doesn’t end well.
Can Pakistan’s Banned Organizations Rejoin the Mainstream?
By Syed Arfeen
Pakistan is exploring reintegrating banned extremist outfits into politics. Can it be done?