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The Defiance of Pakistani Atheists
August 22, 2019

The Defiance of Pakistani Atheists

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
In a country where atheism is a capital offense, nonbelievers are still finding quiet ways to forge community.

The ‘Father of the Taliban’ Is Dead. What Does That Mean for the Afghan Peace Process?
November 08, 2018

The ‘Father of the Taliban’ Is Dead. What Does That Mean for the Afghan Peace Process?

By Irfan Yar
How will Maulana Sami-ul-Haq’s murder impact the Afghan peace process?
A New Pakistan Government, a New Way to Persecute Ahmadis
September 08, 2018

A New Pakistan Government, a New Way to Persecute Ahmadis

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The PTI government picked Atif Mian as an economic adviser -- then dropped him once his faith became an issue.

Women in Imran Khan's 'New Pakistan'
August 03, 2018

Women in Imran Khan's 'New Pakistan'

By Maham Javaid
Will the incoming prime minister deliver a new – and better – Pakistan for the country's women?

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.

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

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The upcoming election is about more than Nawaz Sharif – or even Pakistani democracy.

Pakistan's Troubled Frontier Justice
January 18, 2018

Pakistan's Troubled Frontier Justice

By Shah Meer Baloch
Opposition is growing to the outdated colonial law governing Pakistan's tribal areas.
Pakistan's State Under Siege
December 21, 2017

Pakistan's State Under Siege

By Syed Arfeen
The future of Islamists in Pakistani politics.

Why Pakistan Is Hyphenating Palestine and Kashmir
December 14, 2017

Why Pakistan Is Hyphenating Palestine and Kashmir

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The rest of the world has long distanced itself from the Islamist struggle in Kashmir – unlike Palestine.

The Mullah-Military Takeover of Pakistan
December 07, 2017

The Mullah-Military Takeover of Pakistan

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
A Musharraf-Saeed alliance could provide the political face of the mullah-military takeover underway in Pakistan.

Who Benefits From Pakistan's Sit-Ins?
December 01, 2017

Who Benefits From Pakistan's Sit-Ins?

By Farah Jan
The winners: hardline Islamists. The loser: Pakistan's democracy.
Islamists in Pakistan Reverse Counterterrorism Efforts
November 28, 2017

Islamists in Pakistan Reverse Counterterrorism Efforts

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan’s counterterrorism efforts are back to square one.

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