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Lessons for India From the Rift in US-Pakistan Relations
January 06, 2018
Lessons for India From the Rift in US-Pakistan Relations
What lessons can India draw from recent U.S. moves against Pakistan?
Lessons for India From the Rift in US-Pakistan Relations
What Will the Trump Administration's Decision to Withhold Aid From Pakistan Really Accomplish?
January 05, 2018
What Will the Trump Administration's Decision to Withhold Aid From Pakistan Really Accomplish?
The Trump administration makes good on its threats to cut Pakistan off. What happens next?
What Will the Trump Administration's Decision to Withhold Aid From Pakistan Really Accomplish?
A Massive Corruption Probe in Pakistan Exposes Split in Ruling Party
July 28, 2017
A Massive Corruption Probe in Pakistan Exposes Split in Ruling Party
Pakistan's ruling party is teetering on the precipice.
A Massive Corruption Probe in Pakistan Exposes Split in Ruling Party
Pakistan's Military Deletes a Controversial Tweet, Raising Questions
May 13, 2017
Pakistan's Military Deletes a Controversial Tweet, Raising Questions
Did the Pakistani military roll back its decision that rejected the civilian government’s assessment in a leaks inquiry?
Pakistan's Military Deletes a Controversial Tweet, Raising Questions
With One Tweet, Civil-Military Tensions in Pakistan Are Made Unusually Public
May 03, 2017
With One Tweet, Civil-Military Tensions in Pakistan Are Made Unusually Public
The Pakistani military has been surprisingly transparent about its contempt for the country's civilian leaders.
With One Tweet, Civil-Military Tensions in Pakistan Are Made Unusually Public
A First: Chinese Honor Guard Marches in Pakistan Republic Day Parade
March 24, 2017
A First: Chinese Honor Guard Marches in Pakistan Republic Day Parade
China dispatched a PLA honor guard to Pakistan's Republic Day parade.
A First: Chinese Honor Guard Marches in Pakistan Republic Day Parade
How Pakistan’s Passive Extremists Complicate the Country's Fight Against Terror
February 22, 2017
How Pakistan’s Passive Extremists Complicate the Country's Fight Against Terror
After a spate of attacks, efforts by the Pakistani government to rein in terror groups are largely window-dressing.
How Pakistan’s Passive Extremists Complicate the Country's Fight Against Terror
Raheel Sharif's Legacy in Pakistan
November 28, 2016
Raheel Sharif's Legacy in Pakistan
General Raheel Sharif leaves behind a legacy that his successor should emulate.
Raheel Sharif's Legacy in Pakistan
The 3 Big Challenges Facing Pakistan Next Army Chief
November 27, 2016
The 3 Big Challenges Facing Pakistan Next Army Chief
Pakistan’s next military chief faces a wide range of challenges on both the domestic and external fronts.  
The 3 Big Challenges Facing Pakistan Next Army Chief
Meet Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Pakistan's Next Chief of Army Staff
November 27, 2016
Meet Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Pakistan's Next Chief of Army Staff
General Qamar Javed Bajwa will replace General Raheel Sharif as Pakistan's chief of army staff.
Meet Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Pakistan's Next Chief of Army Staff
SAARC Summit Cancellation Will Sting Pakistan, But Won't Prevent the Next Uri or Pathankot
September 29, 2016
SAARC Summit Cancellation Will Sting Pakistan, But Won't Prevent the Next Uri or Pathankot
The cancellation of a regional summit is embarrassing, no doubt, but won't stop attacks like Uri from taking place.
SAARC Summit Cancellation Will Sting Pakistan, But Won't Prevent the Next Uri or Pathankot
Could India and Pakistan Go to War?
September 24, 2016
Could India and Pakistan Go to War?
A shooting war is unlikely, but covert activities are a strong possibility.
Could India and Pakistan Go to War?
Uri, Kashmir, and Beyond: India's Strategic Options in Dealing With Cross-Border Terror
September 22, 2016
Uri, Kashmir, and Beyond: India's Strategic Options in Dealing With Cross-Border Terror
The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss India-Pakistan relations after the Uri attack.
Uri, Kashmir, and Beyond: India's Strategic Options in Dealing With Cross-Border Terror
August 31, 2016
Why Do Coups Happen in Pakistan: A Rejoinder
An alternative explanation for the frequency of military rule in Pakistan.
Why Do Coups Happen in Pakistan: A Rejoinder
Why the Pakistani State Can't Seem to Figure Out the MQM in Karachi
August 30, 2016
Why the Pakistani State Can't Seem to Figure Out the MQM in Karachi
By sidelining Karachi’s genuine leadership, the military is only sliding the city into a novel security and political vacuum.
Why the Pakistani State Can't Seem to Figure Out the MQM in Karachi
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