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Spike in Violence Follows Failed Negotiations Between the Pakistani Taliban and Islamabad
April 03, 2021

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
October 07, 2020

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
July 29, 2020

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
November 16, 2018

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
November 01, 2018

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
July 27, 2018

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
December 20, 2017

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
October 24, 2017

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?
June 20, 2017

Can Pakistan’s Banned Organizations Rejoin the Mainstream?

By Syed Arfeen
Pakistan is exploring reintegrating banned extremist outfits into politics. Can it be done?

Is Pakistan Finally Cracking Down on Lashkar-e-Taiba?
February 07, 2017

Is Pakistan Finally Cracking Down on Lashkar-e-Taiba?

By Syeda Kanwal Hassan
Alleged LeT leader Hafiz Muhammad Saeed is under house arrest. What does that mean for Pakistan's approach to extremism?

Pakistan's Censorship Takes a Dangerous Turn
February 07, 2017

Pakistan's Censorship Takes a Dangerous Turn

By Umer Ali
Pakistan is silencing discussion on a growing number of topics, from religious extremism to CPEC.
Teaching Tolerance in Pakistan
June 29, 2016

Teaching Tolerance in Pakistan

By Shah Meer Baloch
Unless significant change is introduced, Pakistan may have to resign itself to unending attacks.

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