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Imran Khan: Another Act in Pakistan’s Circus
July 27, 2018
Imran Khan: Another Act in Pakistan’s Circus
It wasn't Imran Khan who won the election. It was (as always) Pakistan's army.
Imran Khan: Another Act in Pakistan’s Circus
Why the Pakistan Army Is Vying to Influence the General Elections
July 20, 2018
Why the Pakistan Army Is Vying to Influence the General Elections
The upcoming election is about more than Nawaz Sharif – or even Pakistani democracy.
Why the Pakistan Army Is Vying to Influence the General Elections
Pakistan's Troubled Frontier Justice
January 18, 2018
Pakistan's Troubled Frontier Justice
Opposition is growing to the outdated colonial law governing Pakistan's tribal areas.
Pakistan's Troubled Frontier Justice
Pakistan's State Under Siege
December 21, 2017
Pakistan's State Under Siege
The future of Islamists in Pakistani politics.
Pakistan's State Under Siege
Why Pakistan Is Hyphenating Palestine and Kashmir
December 14, 2017
Why Pakistan Is Hyphenating Palestine and Kashmir
The rest of the world has long distanced itself from the Islamist struggle in Kashmir – unlike Palestine.
Why Pakistan Is Hyphenating Palestine and Kashmir
The Mullah-Military Takeover of Pakistan
December 07, 2017
The Mullah-Military Takeover of Pakistan
A Musharraf-Saeed alliance could provide the political face of the mullah-military takeover underway in Pakistan.
The Mullah-Military Takeover of Pakistan
Who Benefits From Pakistan's Sit-Ins?
December 01, 2017
Who Benefits From Pakistan's Sit-Ins?
The winners: hardline Islamists. The loser: Pakistan's democracy.
Who Benefits From Pakistan's Sit-Ins?
Islamists in Pakistan Reverse Counterterrorism Efforts
November 28, 2017
Islamists in Pakistan Reverse Counterterrorism Efforts
Pakistan’s counterterrorism efforts are back to square one.
Islamists in Pakistan Reverse Counterterrorism Efforts
Hafiz Saeed’s Release Completes the Political Mainstreaming of Jihadists in Pakistan
November 25, 2017
Hafiz Saeed’s Release Completes the Political Mainstreaming of Jihadists in Pakistan
The prime suspect of the Mumbai attacks can now personally spearhead the Islamist campaign for parliament.
Hafiz Saeed’s Release Completes the Political Mainstreaming of Jihadists in Pakistan
Mainstreaming Islamists: A Dangerous Choice for Pakistan
October 24, 2017
Mainstreaming Islamists: A Dangerous Choice for Pakistan
Pakistan has tried before to bring extremists into mainstream politics. It doesn’t end well.
Mainstreaming Islamists: A Dangerous Choice for Pakistan
Lahore Hit With Fourth Terrorist Attack in 6 Months
July 25, 2017
Lahore Hit With Fourth Terrorist Attack in 6 Months
Why is Punjab's capital so vulnerable to terrorist attacks?
Lahore Hit With Fourth Terrorist Attack in 6 Months
Pakistan Issues First Death Sentence for Digital Blasphemy
June 13, 2017
Pakistan Issues First Death Sentence for Digital Blasphemy
The ruling is a reminder that Pakistan's blasphemy law is an existential threat for the state.
Pakistan Issues First Death Sentence for Digital Blasphemy
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
To Win Its War on Terror, Pakistan Must Accept Ahmadis as Muslims
December 15, 2016
To Win Its War on Terror, Pakistan Must Accept Ahmadis as Muslims
Discrimination against Ahmadis and other religious minorities adds fuel to the fire of jihadism.
To Win Its War on Terror, Pakistan Must Accept Ahmadis as Muslims
How Pakistan Betrayed Its Founder
August 24, 2016
How Pakistan Betrayed Its Founder
Rediscovering Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s vision for a secular, liberal Pakistan.
How Pakistan Betrayed Its Founder
Pakistan: The Rebirth of Jihad
August 18, 2016
Pakistan: The Rebirth of Jihad
Within Pakistan, banned groups like JeM and JuD campaign openly for jihad against India.
Pakistan: The Rebirth of Jihad
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