Pakistan

Locals in Auckland, New Zealand, pay their respects on March 22, a week after the Christchurch mosque shootings. (Michelle Hyslop/AFPGetty Images)

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Pakistan’s military boom is an economic bust, and looking back on the Christchurch attack.

Indian Muslims hold a scratched photo of Masood Azhar as they shout slogans against Pakistan during a protest in Mumbai on Feb. 15. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

Masood Azhar Is China’s Favorite Terrorist

Beijing’s U.N. block sent a signal—and a warning—to Pakistan.

Pakistan Air Force cadets march next to the mausoleum of the country’s founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, to mark Defense Day in Karachi on Sept. 6, 2018. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)

Poor Nation, Rich Army

This Republic Day, Pakistan should consider why it remains underdeveloped as its military booms.

Pakistani army soldiers gather near a vehicle at a border terminal in Ghulam Khan, a town in North Waziristan, on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, on January 27, 2019.

Everyone Wants a Piece of Afghanistan

A U.S. withdrawal has opened the door to a possible political settlement, but success will depend on regional powers and the country’s neighbors.

Pakistani soldiers stand next to what Pakistan says is the wreckage of an Indian fighter jet shot down in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir near the Line of Control on Feb. 27. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

India’s Dogfight Loss Could Be a Win for U.S. Weapons-Makers

Boeing and Lockheed Martin are vying for India’s long-delayed fighter replacement program.

A Kashmiri villager clears the debris of house destroyed during a deadly gun battle between militants and Indian government forces in Pulwama, Kashmir, on March 5, 2019. (TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Doesn’t Want to Play Peacemaker

With the United States missing in action in the India-Pakistan crisis, others need to step up.

Indian television journalist Arnab Goswami in 2017. (Sujit Jaiswal/AFP/Getty Images/Foreign Policy illustration)

India’s Media Is War-Crazy

Journalism is taking a back seat to jingoism.

Afghan border policemen walk past a bunker destroyed during clashes with Pakistani troops in Nangarhar province on May 8, 2013. (Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghans Are Cheering for an Indian Win

For Kabul, India is a vital counterbalance to an aggressive neighbor.

An Indian paramilitary trooper stands guard during the second day of strikes called by separatists against the National Investigation Agency raids at residences in Srinagar on Feb. 28. (Tauseef Musafa/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan Claims Kashmir’s ‘Moral High Ground’

The president of Pakistani Kashmir explains why his country deserves far more credit for its role in the disputed region.

Sarees bearing the image of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a shop in Mumbai on Feb. 19. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

Amid Re-Election Campaign, Modi Takes the Fight to Pakistan

India’s apparently done tolerating terrorist havens across the Pakistani border—but the showdown risks a nuclear escalation.

Pakistani Wing Commander Bilal presents sweets to Indian Border Security Force Commandant Sudeep during a ceremony to celebrate Pakistan's Independence Day at the India-Pakistan Wagah border post on Aug. 14, 2018. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)

New Delhi and Islamabad Don’t Want Fire and Fury

As hostilities between India and Pakistan escalate, leaders in both countries are very aware of the risks of a nuclear catastrophe.

Pakistani residents catch fish in the Ravi River near Lahore on Oct. 13, 2014. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

Are India and Pakistan on the Verge of a Water War?

In reprisal for a deadly terrorist attack in Kashmir, the Indian government says it will divert river waters that downstream Pakistan has been counting on.

Indian civilians light candles in Kolkata on Feb. 15 as they pay tribute to the Central Reserve Police Force personnel killed on Feb. 14 during an attack on a CRPF convoy in Kashmir.  (Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images)

We Should Have Seen This India-Pakistan Crisis Coming

The crisis was predictable. How both sides get out of it isn't.

Indian security forces in Kashmir, some six miles away from the spot of a recent suicide bombing, on Feb. 18. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Narendra Modi Should Calm Tensions in Kashmir Rather Than Inflame Them

India and the United States must pressure Pakistan to stop sponsoring terrorism, but New Delhi could do much more to quell the anger fueling unrest in Kashmir.

Participants attend the opening of the two-day talks between the Taliban and Afghan opposition representatives at the President Hotel in Moscow on Feb. 5. (Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images)

India’s Afghan Dilemma Is Tougher Than Ever

As the United States contemplates leaving, New Delhi quietly reaches out to the Taliban.

Vehicles burn along a road during a protest in Jammu on Feb. 15, the day after an attack on a Central Reserve Police Force convoy in Pulwama, Kashmir. (Rakesh Bakshi/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan Has No More Excuses for Supporting Terrorism

A murderous attack in Kashmir rocks relationships throughout Asia.

Afghan Taliban militants and residents stand on an armored vehicle of the Afghan National Army as they celebrate a ceasefire in Maiwand district of Kandahar province on June 17, 2018. (Javed Tanveer/AFP/Getty Images)

How the Taliban Won

On the podcast: Former Pakistani Ambassador Husain Haqqani on America’s endgame in Afghanistan.

Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, the head of the the Taliban's political office,  prays following peace talks at the President Hotel in Moscow on Feb. 6. (Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Don’t Trust the Taliban’s Promises

U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan would leave a power vacuum filled by terrorists.

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