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Quetta Attack a Gory Reminder of Islamic State's Presence in Balochistan
April 05, 2018
Quetta Attack a Gory Reminder of Islamic State's Presence in Balochistan
The Pakistan Army continues to deny that ISIS is active in Pakistan, despite the mounting evidence.
Quetta Attack a Gory Reminder of Islamic State's Presence in Balochistan
What National Security Advisor John Bolton Means for India
March 27, 2018
What National Security Advisor John Bolton Means for India
Bolton's stance on Pakistan won't bother India, but his approach to Iran is deeply concerning.
What National Security Advisor John Bolton Means for India
Are US-Pakistan Relations Back on Track?
March 10, 2018
Are US-Pakistan Relations Back on Track?
A U.S. drone strike and bounty on Pakistani Taliban leaders signal renewed cooperation between the U.S. and Pakistan.
Are US-Pakistan Relations Back on Track?
How Will Being on the FATF Grey-List Actually Impact Pakistan?
March 01, 2018
How Will Being on the FATF Grey-List Actually Impact Pakistan?
Economically, not much. But could it force a change in Pakistan's approach to extremist groups?
How Will Being on the FATF Grey-List Actually Impact Pakistan?
Why Did China Pull Support for Pakistan at the Financial Action Task Force?
February 26, 2018
Why Did China Pull Support for Pakistan at the Financial Action Task Force?
China is not likely to offer blanket support to Pakistan internationally. Recent events at the FATF show that.
Why Did China Pull Support for Pakistan at the Financial Action Task Force?
Pashtun Tribes Stage Unprecedented Protest in Pakistan
February 08, 2018
Pashtun Tribes Stage Unprecedented Protest in Pakistan
Pashtuns from Pakistan's tribal regions are demanding an end to decades of mistreatment.
Pashtun Tribes Stage Unprecedented Protest in Pakistan
Trump’s Tweet Has Done Pakistan a Massive Favor
January 03, 2018
Trump’s Tweet Has Done Pakistan a Massive Favor
A Twitter tirade once again allows Pakistan to play the victim.
Trump’s Tweet Has Done Pakistan a Massive Favor
C. Christine Fair on US-Pakistan Relations
December 28, 2017
C. Christine Fair on US-Pakistan Relations
How will U.S.-Pakistan relations fare under President Trump?
C. Christine Fair on US-Pakistan Relations
Reviewing Pakistan's Anti-Terror Fight, 3 Years After the Peshawar School Attack
December 20, 2017
Reviewing Pakistan's Anti-Terror Fight, 3 Years After the Peshawar School Attack
Why is the world reluctant to recognize Pakistan’s sacrifices in the fight against terrorism? The APS attack and its aftermath serve as a test case.
Reviewing Pakistan's Anti-Terror Fight, 3 Years After the Peshawar School Attack
After Quetta Church Attack, Pakistan Continues to Blame Foreign Powers for Terrorism
December 19, 2017
After Quetta Church Attack, Pakistan Continues to Blame Foreign Powers for Terrorism
Once again, Balochistan bleeds while the government adopts the same old response: fingerpointing.
After Quetta Church Attack, Pakistan Continues to Blame Foreign Powers for Terrorism
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
ISIS Might Have One Last Escape Route: Pakistan
November 07, 2017
ISIS Might Have One Last Escape Route: Pakistan
As ISIS' stronghold falls in the Middle East, Pakistan may provide the most fertile ground for Islamic State.
ISIS Might Have One Last Escape Route: Pakistan
The Murder of Amjad Sabri
September 05, 2017
The Murder of Amjad Sabri
How the death of a Sufi singer lays bare Pakistan’s violent contradictions.
The Murder of Amjad Sabri
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
Islamic State Comes to Balochistan
July 12, 2017
Islamic State Comes to Balochistan
The terrorist group is increasingly present in Pakistan's southern province.
Islamic State Comes to Balochistan
In Pakistan, a Bloody Farewell to Ramadan
June 26, 2017
In Pakistan, a Bloody Farewell to Ramadan
Twin attacks in Quetta and Parachinar killed over 80 and wounded hundreds.
In Pakistan, a Bloody Farewell to Ramadan
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