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The Musharraf Verdict Challenges the Military’s Hegemony in Pakistan
December 21, 2019

The Musharraf Verdict Challenges the Military’s Hegemony in Pakistan

By Jaffer Abbas Mirza
Even if the verdict against Musharraf is never carried out, formally labeling the former general a traitor could undo 60 years of unquestioned military supremacy.

Pakistan’s Sit-In Protests Come to an End, But Key Issues Remain Unresolved
November 15, 2019

Pakistan’s Sit-In Protests Come to an End, But Key Issues Remain Unresolved

By Daud Khattak
The protest might be over, but the central civilian-military tussle persists.
Pakistan’s Massive March Calls out Military Overreach
November 06, 2019

Pakistan’s Massive March Calls out Military Overreach

By Daud Khattak
The Azadi March has brought the religious right and secular left together on a one-point agenda of civilian supremacy.

Pakistani Islamists Stage Sit-in in Islamabad, Demand Prime Minister’s Resignation
November 02, 2019

Pakistani Islamists Stage Sit-in in Islamabad, Demand Prime Minister’s Resignation

By Associated Press
The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party led the march, painting PM Khan as a inept military puppet.

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.

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