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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
US Assistance to Pakistan Set to Fall to Lowest Level Since 2007
August 27, 2016
US Assistance to Pakistan Set to Fall to Lowest Level Since 2007
The decline in U.S. assistance isn't surprising given broader regional geopolitical trends and alignments.
US Assistance to Pakistan Set to Fall to Lowest Level Since 2007
US May Suspend $300 Million Military Reimbursement for Pakistan
August 05, 2016
US May Suspend $300 Million Military Reimbursement for Pakistan
Ash Carter won't certify that Pakistan is adequately targeting the Haqqani network.
US May Suspend $300 Million Military Reimbursement for Pakistan
The Torkham Incident: Why Afghanistan and Pakistan Exchanged Fire
June 21, 2016
The Torkham Incident: Why Afghanistan and Pakistan Exchanged Fire
The tensions that led to an explosion of hostilities across the Afghan-Pakistan border have been long simmering.
The Torkham Incident: Why Afghanistan and Pakistan Exchanged Fire
Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Has Failed, Resulting in Regional Isolation
June 15, 2016
Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Has Failed, Resulting in Regional Isolation
Pakistan's regional isolation can't be in its long-term national self-interest.
Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Has Failed, Resulting in Regional Isolation
Pakistan’s Way of Fighting Militancy: Wait Until the War Comes Home
June 01, 2016
Pakistan’s Way of Fighting Militancy: Wait Until the War Comes Home
The state’s policy of allowing fundamentalist groups to operate and preach freely in the country has radicalized Pakistani society.
Pakistan’s Way of Fighting Militancy: Wait Until the War Comes Home
After Panama Papers Scandal, Pakistani Democracy's Fate May Be in the Military's Hands
May 18, 2016
After Panama Papers Scandal, Pakistani Democracy's Fate May Be in the Military's Hands
The military might not want Sharif's government to collapse, but it may be forced to act soon.
After Panama Papers Scandal, Pakistani Democracy's Fate May Be in the Military's Hands
After F-16 Fiasco, US-Pakistan Ties Are Due to Head South Again
May 09, 2016
After F-16 Fiasco, US-Pakistan Ties Are Due to Head South Again
The ongoing imbroglio over the sale of F-16s highlights deeper fissures between Washington and Islamabad.
After F-16 Fiasco, US-Pakistan Ties Are Due to Head South Again
Pakistan's Army Seeks Greater Authority Over China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Administration
April 20, 2016
Pakistan's Army Seeks Greater Authority Over China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Administration
Meanwhile, Pakistani government officials suggest that Chinese bureaucracy is slowing down CPEC implementation.
Pakistan's Army Seeks Greater Authority Over China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Administration
Why Peace Talks Between India and Pakistan Fell Apart Once Again
April 15, 2016
Why Peace Talks Between India and Pakistan Fell Apart Once Again
The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda and Akhilesh Pillalamarri discuss the April 2016 collapse of peace talks between India and Pakistan.
Why Peace Talks Between India and Pakistan Fell Apart Once Again
Is Pakistan Getting Ready to Abandon Lashkar-e-Taiba?
March 22, 2016
Is Pakistan Getting Ready to Abandon Lashkar-e-Taiba?
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is a threat to Pakistan’s own national security and Islamabad has no option but to relinquish its support for the group.
Is Pakistan Getting Ready to Abandon Lashkar-e-Taiba?
Pakistan's Top General Has Decided to Retire Later This Year. So What?
January 26, 2016
Pakistan's Top General Has Decided to Retire Later This Year. So What?
General Raheel Sharif will retire at the end of his scheduled term as chief of army staff.
Pakistan's Top General Has Decided to Retire Later This Year. So What?
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