Menu
Account
What's Behind the Pakistani Prime Minister's Public Address in Washington DC?
July 23, 2019
What's Behind the Pakistani Prime Minister's Public Address in Washington DC?
Amid domestic and foreign pressures, Imran Khan is trying to send a message by addressing a crowd in the U.S. capital.
What's Behind the Pakistani Prime Minister's Public Address in Washington DC?
Pakistan and the Politics of Polio
June 27, 2019
Pakistan and the Politics of Polio
After each political transition, polio cases spike. This year, that trend seems to be getting worse.
Pakistan and the Politics of Polio
Pakistan’s Former President Questioned in Anti-Graft Probe
June 12, 2019
Pakistan’s Former President Questioned in Anti-Graft Probe
Critics say the case against Asif Ali Zardari is politically motivated.
Pakistan’s Former President Questioned in Anti-Graft Probe
A War of Words? Conflicting Media Narratives Between India and Pakistan
March 08, 2019
A War of Words? Conflicting Media Narratives Between India and Pakistan
In a game of optics and perception, India's Modi and Pakistan's Khan each have come away with a victory.
A War of Words? Conflicting Media Narratives Between India and Pakistan
Pakistan Must Embrace, Not Collide With, PTM
February 13, 2019
Pakistan Must Embrace, Not Collide With, PTM
Securitizing the movement has put the state in an impossible situation. It’s time to de-escalate.
Pakistan Must Embrace, Not Collide With, PTM
A Year Later, a Civil Rights Movement Soldiers on in Pakistan
February 01, 2019
A Year Later, a Civil Rights Movement Soldiers on in Pakistan
The February 2018 Islamabad sit-in gave birth to the most dynamic, active, and nonviolent youth political uprising Pakistan has seen.
A Year Later, a Civil Rights Movement Soldiers on in Pakistan
Freed by Court, Pakistani Christian Aasia Bibi Still a Prisoner
January 17, 2019
Freed by Court, Pakistani Christian Aasia Bibi Still a Prisoner
Bibi's hiding place is comfortable enough, but it's still a jail of sorts.
Freed by Court, Pakistani Christian Aasia Bibi Still a Prisoner
Misuse of Blasphemy Law Again on the Rise in Pakistan
August 15, 2018
Misuse of Blasphemy Law Again on the Rise in Pakistan
Pakistan's blasphemy law is easily abused but amendments to the controversial law are unlikely.
Misuse of Blasphemy Law Again on the Rise in Pakistan
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
The Biggest Challenge for Pakistan’s Next Prime Minister
July 26, 2018
The Biggest Challenge for Pakistan’s Next Prime Minister
As premier, Imran Khan’s greatest challenge will be detaching himself from the Army’s strings.
The Biggest Challenge for Pakistan’s Next Prime Minister
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
Can Shehbaz Sharif Escape His Brother's Shadow?
July 16, 2018
Can Shehbaz Sharif Escape His Brother's Shadow?
To become prime minister, the long-time ruler of Punjab must overcome his family's scandals.
Can Shehbaz Sharif Escape His Brother's Shadow?
Is China Influencing Pakistan’s Elections?
July 11, 2018
Is China Influencing Pakistan’s Elections?
CPEC is a major campaign point, for better or worse, in the run-up to Pakistan's elections.
Is China Influencing Pakistan’s Elections?
How Can Islamabad Further Isolate the Pakistani Taliban?
June 27, 2018
How Can Islamabad Further Isolate the Pakistani Taliban?
Pakistan has a chance to isolate the militant group if the country decides to completely support the Afghan peace process.
How Can Islamabad Further Isolate the Pakistani Taliban?
How Land Reform Can Help Reduce Terrorism in Pakistan
June 21, 2018
How Land Reform Can Help Reduce Terrorism in Pakistan
A recent World Bank project in Punjab addressed numerous grievances indirectly contributing to extremism throughout the province.
How Land Reform Can Help Reduce Terrorism in Pakistan
Is It Imran Khan’s Turn Yet?
May 31, 2018
Is It Imran Khan’s Turn Yet?
A look into the political journey of one of Pakistan’s top prime minister candidates.
Is It Imran Khan’s Turn Yet?
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief