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Sedition Laws and Their Post-Colonial Legacy in India and Pakistan
February 24, 2020

Sedition Laws and Their Post-Colonial Legacy in India and Pakistan

By Bansari Kamdar
The legacy of colonial-era sedition laws weighs heavily on both India and Pakistan.

The UN Secretary General’s Visit to Islamabad Boosts the PTI’s Fortunes
February 24, 2020

The UN Secretary General’s Visit to Islamabad Boosts the PTI’s Fortunes

By Hamzah Rifaat Hussain
Antonio Guterres’ visit to Pakistan upped the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s domestic credentials.
Ehsanullah Ehsan’s Escape and Pakistan’s Militant Landscape
February 12, 2020

Ehsanullah Ehsan’s Escape and Pakistan’s Militant Landscape

By Umair Jamal
What does the controversial militant leader's escape tell us about Pakistan's fight against militants?

Pakistan Delays Decision on Movie That Offended Islamists
February 04, 2020

Pakistan Delays Decision on Movie That Offended Islamists

By Associated Press
Pakistani authorities are yet to determine whether to lift a ban on a movie that offended certain hard-line Islamist groups.

Pakistan’s Crackdown on Pashtun Dissent Reflects Weakness, Not Strength
January 29, 2020

Pakistan’s Crackdown on Pashtun Dissent Reflects Weakness, Not Strength

By Farahnaz Ispahani
The inability of the Pakistani state to stomach Pashtun dissent reflects internal fragility.

Prominent Pakistani Writer Says Novel on Ex-Dictator Confiscated By Authorities
January 08, 2020

Prominent Pakistani Writer Says Novel on Ex-Dictator Confiscated By Authorities

By Associated Press
Copies of Mohammed Hanif’s book on Ziaul Haq, a former military dictator of Pakistan, were reportedly confiscated.

Can Pakistan Comply With the FATF’s Demands on Convicting the Members of Banned Groups?
December 10, 2019

Can Pakistan Comply With the FATF’s Demands on Convicting the Members of Banned Groups?

By Umair Jamal
The FATF wants Pakistan to convict members of banned outfits. Can Pakistan comply?
The Looming Governance Crisis in Pakistan
November 20, 2019

The Looming Governance Crisis in Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
Has Imran Khan overplayed his hand in Pakistani politics?

How Dangerous Is the Pakistani Opposition’s Long March Against Imran Khan’s Government?
October 23, 2019

How Dangerous Is the Pakistani Opposition’s Long March Against Imran Khan’s Government?

By Umair Jamal
Amid the opposition’s reelection demands, Pakistan braces for a major political crisis.

Why Imran Khan's 'Kashmir Hour' Fell Flat
September 13, 2019

Why Imran Khan's 'Kashmir Hour' Fell Flat

By Daud Khattak
Why did the Pakistani prime minister's efforts appear to falter?

Why Does a Pakistani Islamist Party Want Imran Khan to Resign?
September 05, 2019

Why Does a Pakistani Islamist Party Want Imran Khan to Resign?

By Umair Jamal
Why the JUI-F’s dissent movement against the government is likely to fail.
What Army Chief General Bajwa's Term Extension Means for Pakistan
August 20, 2019

What Army Chief General Bajwa's Term Extension Means for Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
General Bajwa's extension likely means big things are in store.

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