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Imran Khan’s First Year at Bat
August 01, 2019

Imran Khan’s First Year at Bat

By Colin Cookman
What has Pakistan’s iconoclastic new prime minister achieved during his first year in power?

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?

By Daud Khattak
Amid domestic and foreign pressures, Imran Khan is trying to send a message by addressing a crowd in the U.S. capital.
Pakistan and the Politics of Polio
June 27, 2019

Pakistan and the Politics of Polio

By Shah Meer Baloch
After each political transition, polio cases spike. This year, that trend seems to be getting worse.

Pakistan’s Former President Questioned in Anti-Graft Probe
June 12, 2019

Pakistan’s Former President Questioned in Anti-Graft Probe

By Munir Ahmed
Critics say the case against Asif Ali Zardari is politically motivated.

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

By Akash Sriram
In a game of optics and perception, India's Modi and Pakistan's Khan each have come away with a victory.

Pakistan Must Embrace, Not Collide With, PTM
February 13, 2019

Pakistan Must Embrace, Not Collide With, PTM

By Hussain Nadim
Securitizing the movement has put the state in an impossible situation. It’s time to de-escalate.

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

By Afrasiab Khattak
The February 2018 Islamabad sit-in gave birth to the most dynamic, active, and nonviolent youth political uprising Pakistan has seen.
Freed by Court, Pakistani Christian Aasia Bibi Still a Prisoner
January 17, 2019

Freed by Court, Pakistani Christian Aasia Bibi Still a Prisoner

By Kathy Gannon
Bibi's hiding place is comfortable enough, but it's still a jail of sorts.

Misuse of Blasphemy Law Again on the Rise in Pakistan
August 15, 2018

Misuse of Blasphemy Law Again on the Rise in Pakistan

By Tehreem Azeem
Pakistan's blasphemy law is easily abused but amendments to the controversial law are unlikely.

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.

The Biggest Challenge for Pakistan’s Next Prime Minister
July 26, 2018

The Biggest Challenge for Pakistan’s Next Prime Minister

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
As premier, Imran Khan’s greatest challenge will be detaching himself from the Army’s strings.
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.

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