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The Return of the Pakistani Taliban
October 08, 2019

The Return of the Pakistani Taliban

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
After fading in the wake of 2014’s Operation Zarb-e-Azb, the TTP is poised for a resurgence.

Pakistan Declares War on Pashtun Nationalism
May 02, 2019

Pakistan Declares War on Pashtun Nationalism

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The Pakistani military is trying to sound the death knell of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement.
Pakistan Must Embrace, Not Collide With, PTM
February 13, 2019

Pakistan Must Embrace, Not Collide With, PTM

By Hussain Nadim
Securitizing the movement has put the state in an impossible situation. It’s time to de-escalate.

Pakistan’s Pashtun Rights Movement Suffers First Casualty
February 05, 2019

Pakistan’s Pashtun Rights Movement Suffers First Casualty

By Daud Khattak
A year after the PTM took shape, one of its leaders has been killed and frustration is growing.

A Year Later, a Civil Rights Movement Soldiers on in Pakistan
February 01, 2019

A Year Later, a Civil Rights Movement Soldiers on in Pakistan

By Afrasiab Khattak
The February 2018 Islamabad sit-in gave birth to the most dynamic, active, and nonviolent youth political uprising Pakistan has seen.

Return From a Pakistan Dungeon
November 05, 2018

Return From a Pakistan Dungeon

By Shah Meer Baloch and Rabia Bugti
Thousands of people have been “disappeared” in Pakistan. And for those who reappear, life is never the same.

Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement Comes Under Militant Attack
June 05, 2018

Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement Comes Under Militant Attack

By Daud Khattak
PTM supporters were attacked by the “good Taliban” in Wana, South Waziristan.
Pakistan’s Counterproductive Dismissal of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement
May 04, 2018

Pakistan’s Counterproductive Dismissal of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement

By Daud Khattak
PTM’s criticism of the Pakistani military is furious, but their methods are constitutional and Islamabad would be better off listening.

What Does the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement Want?
April 27, 2018

What Does the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement Want?

By Ali Wazir
A leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement tells his story and explains why Pashtuns must prevail with peaceful protest.

The Pashtun Nationalist Movement Can Save Pakistan
April 10, 2018

The Pashtun Nationalist Movement Can Save Pakistan

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
By addressing the Pashtuns' grievances, Pakistan could let go out its outdated self-image as a monolithic state.

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