Pakistan’s Afghan Gamble: Refugees as a Strategic Tool Against the Taliban
By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
Islamabad wants Kabul to take actual action against the TTP, and is using Afghan refugees as a bargaining chip.
The Colonial Legacies of Authoritarianism in South Asia
By Ayesha Jalal
India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh all inherited over-centralized state monoliths with unitary ideologies of sovereignty from the British Raj.
Pakistan’s Economic Blindspot
By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
No number of IMF packages or foreign bailouts will suffice in keeping the Pakistani economy afloat without the country undergoing a multifaceted structural revamp.
Climate Concerns: Pakistan’s Environmental Challenges and Policy Shortcomings
By Abdul Waheed Bhutto
Pakistan’s climate change policy must broaden its scope to address additional factors contributing to climate change, such as deforestation, unsustainable agricultural practices, urbanization, and industrial emissions.
The Battle for Supremacy in Pakistan: Asim Munir Vs Imran Khan
By Aditya Kumar Singh and Rahul Rawat
The tussle between Asim Munir and Imran Khan will only provoke politics of revenge, furthering polarization and deepening Pakistan’s poly-crisis.
Pakistan’s People Are Fleeing Not Only Economic Crisis But Extremism
By Arsalan Bilal
Policymakers in Pakistan need to set the country’s house in order and work to convince its youth, its future leaders, that the country is worth staying in and building up.
Is the Crisis in Pakistan Good for India?
By Krzysztof Iwanek
The current crisis in Pakistan may turn out to be a challenge for New Delhi after all.
Pakistan’s Supreme Court Orders Release of Former PM Imran Khan
By Munir Ahmed and Riazat Butt
His arrest sparked violence earlier this week and now Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ruled it illegal.
After Attacks on Chinese Nationals, Pakistan Pledges More Security
By Munir Ahmed
China has been demanding more security from Pakistan for its nationals residing and working in the Islamic country for a few years now.
Pakistan’s Electoral Limbo
By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The last year has been been a microcosm of Pakistan’s seven decades of dysfunction, now culminating in ambiguity over the most fundamental of democratic exercises: holding an election.
India-Pakistan Tensions Flare Up Within SCO
By Catherine Putz
All eyes are on a series of critical meetings hosted by India in the lead up to the planned SCO Summit in July.
Pakistan Police, Ex-PM Khan Supporters Scuffle Near His Home
By Babar Dogar and Munir Ahmed
After the former PM failed to appear in a court in Islamabad to be indicted on graft charges Friday, Pakistani police moved to arrest Khan, triggering a clash with supporters outside his home.