The South Asia Channel

Changing Pakistan’s Militancy Narrative

On Tuesday, Dec. 16, gunmen entered a public school in the heart of Peshawar and indiscriminately slaughtered more than 140 people, 132 of which were ...

The South Asia Channel

A Desperate Act by Pakistan’s Taliban

As the Pakistani nation is mourning Tuesday’s tragedy that killed 132 schoolchildren in the country’s northern city of Peshawar, questions are being raised about the ...


Death Throes of the Pakistani Taliban

Why the brutal attacks in Peshawar have already backfired against the TTP.


Soldiers for Ignorance

Why the Taliban can’t win in its fight against the future -- and other bad omens for 2015.


The Pakistani Taliban's War on Education, by the Numbers

The Pakistani Taliban's ruthless attacks on schools, teachers, and activists have disrupted the education of hundreds of thousands of Pakistani children.

The South Asia Channel

A Signal or Noise? The Afghan Taliban’s Interest in Peace

Did Mullah Mohammed Omar, the leader of the Afghan Taliban, just make an overture for peace? It is an interesting question that requires making distinctions ...


The Murder of Innocents

KABUL — Dr. Hannelie Groenewald was supposed to see patients on Sunday, Nov. 30, but at the last minute her medical clinic asked her to work ...


Teenage Wasteland

In early 2010, I visited the Swat Valley in Pakistan's mountainous north, shortly after the Pakistani army retook control of the district from Taliban fighters. ...

The Cable

Don’t Look Now, but the Marines and Brits Just High-Tailed It out of Taliban Stronghold

President Barack Obama marked a milestone Sunday on the way to one of the most important, controversial, and riskiest promises of his presidency: winding down ...

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Obama Hammers Sony for Pulling ‘The Interview’

Obama Hammers Sony for Pulling ‘The Interview’

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