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August 31, 2016

Why Do Coups Happen in Pakistan: A Rejoinder

By Ahsan Yousaf Chaudhary
An alternative explanation for the frequency of military rule in Pakistan.
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 Umair Jamal
By sidelining Karachi’s genuine leadership, the military is only sliding the city into a novel security and political vacuum.

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

By Ankit Panda
The decline in U.S. assistance isn't surprising given broader regional geopolitical trends and alignments.

US May Suspend $300 Million Military Reimbursement for Pakistan
August 05, 2016

US May Suspend $300 Million Military Reimbursement for Pakistan

By Ankit Panda
Ash Carter won't certify that Pakistan is adequately targeting the Haqqani network.

The Torkham Incident: Why Afghanistan and Pakistan Exchanged Fire
June 21, 2016

The Torkham Incident: Why Afghanistan and Pakistan Exchanged Fire

By Rohan Joshi
The tensions that led to an explosion of hostilities across the Afghan-Pakistan border have been long simmering.
Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Has Failed, Resulting in Regional Isolation
June 15, 2016

Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Has Failed, Resulting in Regional Isolation

By Aziz Amin Ahmadzai & Mona Naseer
Pakistan's regional isolation can't be in its long-term national self-interest.

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

By Umair Jamal
The state’s policy of allowing fundamentalist groups to operate and preach freely in the country has radicalized Pakistani society.
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

By Umair Jamal
The military might not want Sharif's government to collapse, but it may be forced to act soon.

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

By Rohan Joshi
The ongoing imbroglio over the sale of F-16s highlights deeper fissures between Washington and Islamabad.

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

By Ankit Panda
Meanwhile, Pakistani government officials suggest that Chinese bureaucracy is slowing down CPEC implementation.

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

By Ankit Panda
The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda and Akhilesh Pillalamarri discuss the April 2016 collapse of peace talks between India and Pakistan.
Is Pakistan Getting Ready to Abandon Lashkar-e-Taiba?
March 22, 2016

Is Pakistan Getting Ready to Abandon Lashkar-e-Taiba?

By Umair Jamal
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.

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