Menu
Account
Ex-Pakistani PM Zeroes in on Pakistan's Civil-Military Divide in Interview
May 14, 2018
Ex-Pakistani PM Zeroes in on Pakistan's Civil-Military Divide in Interview
A controversial interview by a former prime minister puts a spotlight on Pakistan's civil-military dynamics.
Ex-Pakistani PM Zeroes in on Pakistan's Civil-Military Divide in Interview
Pakistan Interior Minister's Would-Be Assassin Reportedly Linked to Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan
May 08, 2018
Pakistan Interior Minister's Would-Be Assassin Reportedly Linked to Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan
The man who tried to kill Ahsan Iqbal is reportedly affiliated with the radical Barelvi party.
Pakistan Interior Minister's Would-Be Assassin Reportedly Linked to Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan
The Myth of Patriotism in Pakistan
May 08, 2018
The Myth of Patriotism in Pakistan
In Pakistan today, service alone lacks impact and the politicization of faith necessitates violence.
The Myth of Patriotism in Pakistan
Could Facebook Data Leaks Impact Pakistan’s Elections?
May 01, 2018
Could Facebook Data Leaks Impact Pakistan’s Elections?
In Pakistan the spread of misinformation is a much graver problem than the impact it might have on polling.
Could Facebook Data Leaks Impact Pakistan’s Elections?
Democracy and Judicial Activism in Pakistan
May 01, 2018
Democracy and Judicial Activism in Pakistan
Is growing judicial activism in Pakistan coming at the expanse of democracy in the country?
Democracy and Judicial Activism in Pakistan
Is the Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement a Threat to the Pakistani Military's Interests?
April 26, 2018
Is the Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement a Threat to the Pakistani Military's Interests?
The military is taking the grievances of Pakistan's disgruntled Pashtuns seriously.
Is the Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement a Threat to the Pakistani Military's Interests?
Can Nawaz Sharif Make a Return to the Top in Pakistan?
April 20, 2018
Can Nawaz Sharif Make a Return to the Top in Pakistan?
What should former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif do to see his party win the next general election?
Can Nawaz Sharif Make a Return to the Top in Pakistan?
How the Pakistani Military Establishment Is Localizing Its Political Influence
March 14, 2018
How the Pakistani Military Establishment Is Localizing Its Political Influence
What do recent Senate elections in Pakistan tell us about the future of democracy in the country?
How the Pakistani Military Establishment Is Localizing Its Political Influence
Is the Pakistani Judiciary Undermining Counterterrorism Efforts?
March 10, 2018
Is the Pakistani Judiciary Undermining Counterterrorism Efforts?
What does it mean when Hafiz Saeed is allowed to walk free by the courts?
Is the Pakistani Judiciary Undermining Counterterrorism Efforts?
By-Election in Punjab Reveals an Uphill Struggle for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf
February 14, 2018
By-Election in Punjab Reveals an Uphill Struggle for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf
What does the recent by-election in Punjab tell us about the province's political dynamics?
By-Election in Punjab Reveals an Uphill Struggle for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf
The Politics of Electioneering in Pakistan
January 26, 2018
The Politics of Electioneering in Pakistan
The stakes are high for civilian supremacy in Pakistan in the leadup to the next elections.
The Politics of Electioneering in Pakistan
What the Kulbhushan Jadhav Saga Reveals About India and Pakistan’s Balochistan Problems
January 11, 2018
What the Kulbhushan Jadhav Saga Reveals About India and Pakistan’s Balochistan Problems
India’s Quint published and deleted a story alleging that Jadhav was indeed spying for India. What does that tell us?
What the Kulbhushan Jadhav Saga Reveals About India and Pakistan’s Balochistan Problems
10 Years After Benazir Bhutto's Death, What Lies Ahead for the Pakistan People's Party?
December 31, 2017
10 Years After Benazir Bhutto's Death, What Lies Ahead for the Pakistan People's Party?
Can Benazir Bhutto’s son create bring his mother’s dynamism to the party’s politics?
10 Years After Benazir Bhutto's Death, What Lies Ahead for the Pakistan People's Party?
Sharp Words From the United States Will Achieve Little in Pakistan
December 27, 2017
Sharp Words From the United States Will Achieve Little in Pakistan
It's time for the United States to take note of some realities in Pakistan.
Sharp Words From the United States Will Achieve Little in Pakistan
Can Pakistan Pursue an Independent Foreign Policy?
December 19, 2017
Can Pakistan Pursue an Independent Foreign Policy?
Pakistan cannot follow an independent foreign policy unless the country’s ruling elite makes changes domestically.
Can Pakistan Pursue an Independent Foreign Policy?
Why Pakistan’s Ruling Party Should Aim For an Early Election
December 12, 2017
Why Pakistan’s Ruling Party Should Aim For an Early Election
An alleged state led resistance to the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s rule can only subside if the party wins a colossal mandate in the next general elections.
Why Pakistan’s Ruling Party Should Aim For an Early Election
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief