Pakistan’s Economic Turmoil Threatens China’s Ambitions
The balance-of-payments crisis and likely IMF talks could undermine Beijing’s investments.
Central Asia Struggles With Fallout From China’s Internment of Minorities
Kazakh case draws attention to plight of hundreds of thousands detained in Xinjiang
India’s Hindu Nationalists Still Feed Off Partition’s Wounds
Assam's citizenship crisis is the latest legacy of a division that made nations.
All the Prime Minister’s Women
Female members of Imran Khan’s party claim that Pakistan’s new leader has their interests at heart. Does he?
Imran Khan’s Shine Won’t Last as Pakistan’s Prime Minister
As an athlete, Khan was universally loved. As a politician, he's deeply polarizing.
No One Has Ever Completed a Term as Pakistan’s PM
A checkered democratic history, from 1947 to the present day.
Islamic Leaders Have Nothing to Say About China’s Internment Camps for Muslims
Hundreds of thousands of Uighur have been detained without trial in China's western region of Xinjiang.
Imran Khan Can’t Fix Pakistan’s Foreign Policy
The fiery electoral front-runner will be hemmed in on all sides if he wins.
No Matter Who Wins Pakistan’s Vote, the Nation Loses
The military thinks elections give it a facade to rule from above. But that plan keeps backfiring.
False Dawn in Afghanistan?
A temporary Taliban truce, despite the opportunity it presents, doesn’t mean peace is about to break out anytime soon.
On China’s New Silk Road, Democracy Pays A Toll
China's vast foreign investment program comes at a sharp cost to human rights and good governance
Who Can Challenge the No-Fly List?
A prominent Pakistani doctor suspects he is on the no-fly list. He’s demanding the right to find out why.
Xi’s Long March on American Democracy
The United States can’t sit back and watch as China quietly colonizes the West.
The Drones are Back
Trump has resumed the bombing campaign in Pakistan, but this time it’s targeting the Taliban.
Is Trump Ready to Dump Pakistan?
The White House is talking tough, but previous U.S. presidents never managed to persuade Islamabad to fight Afghan militants.
Limited Strikes on North Korea Would Be an Unlimited Disaster
There’s no clear upside — and plenty of potential downsides — to punching Pyongyang in the nose.
Pakistan Has All the Leverage Over Trump
Why Islamabad isn’t worried about threats to cut off U.S. aid
Pentagon Has No Plans to Lift Freeze on Funds for Pakistan
Even after the Pentagon chief’s visit to Islamabad, the two sides remain at an impasse.
How the Muslim World Lost the Freedom to Choose
A brave new book describes how Pakistan unraveled — and provides a blueprint for understanding declining pluralism across the Middle East.