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Guns and Butter in Pakistan

Guns and Butter in Pakistan

Nuclear weapons have drastically reduced Pakistan's vulnerability to India. So why doesn't it slow spending on conventional arms and increase spending on its population?

Indoctrinated by the Unregulated

Indoctrinated by the Unregulated

Pakistan's inability to regulate madrassas will do nothing to help end extremist indoctrination and sectarian violence so prevalent in the country.

A Small Measure of Success

A Small Measure of Success

One year after initiating Operation Zarb-e-Azb, Pakistan has made short-term victories against the Taliban, but more work is needed to ensure they stay out for good.


The Shelf

The Shelf is a collection of the reviews of books relevant to Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and the region that have been commissioned by the South ...

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The South Asia Channel, a collaboration with the New America Foundation and Johns Hopkins SAIS, features deep analysis of issues concerning Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan, and covers everything from politics to business to culture.

Editor, Peter Bergen
Assistant Editor, Emily Schneider
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