The Road to Peace In Afghanistan no Longer Runs Through Pakistan
Once considered a regional spoiler, Islamabad’s influence over the Taliban has waned.
How Turkey’s Soft Power Conquered Pakistan
The TV drama “Ertugrul” reveals how neo-Ottoman fantasies are finding an enthusiastic audience in a country that struggles with Saudi and Western influence.
The Pakistan Army’s Belt and Road Putsch
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is growing—and so is the role of the Pakistan Army.
Imran Khan Isn’t Going Anywhere
Pakistan’s prime minister might just become the first ever to complete a full term.
Afghans Worried About Pressure From Trump as Talks With the Taliban Get Underway
Decision to release 400 Taliban prisoners paves way for negotiations.
How Pakistan’s Military Lost Kashmir
An arrogant and bloated army bears its share of responsibility for Kashmiri suffering.
Iran’s Pact With China Is Bad News for the West
Tehran’s new strategic partnership with Beijing will give the Chinese a strategic foothold and strengthen Iran’s economy and regional clout.
Kashmiris Lament the Loss of Their Youth
While much of India opened up to the world after the country’s 1991 reforms, Kashmir instead became the world’s most militarized zone. A generation of young people have suffered.
Kashmir’s Year of Hopelessness
One year on from New Delhi’s decision to revoke Kashmir’s autonomous privileges, the region remains ignored and underinvested. It’s difficult to see what could change the status quo.
No, Mr. Prime Minister, Pakistan Does Not Have a Free Press
Imran Khan claims there’s nothing wrong. Abductions and terror say otherwise.
In Pakistan, the Army Tightens Its Grip
As military expenditure soars in Pakistan despite an unprecedented economic catastrophe, Khan’s power looks to be waning.
After India’s Skirmish With China, Is Pakistan Next?
Looking to reinvigorate support at home, Modi could pick a fight with his country’s traditional enemy.
India Has Handed China a Way to Interfere in Kashmir
The revocation of Article 370 unwittingly gave Beijing a new weapon.
On the Coronavirus, Pakistan’s Government Is Missing in Action
As the pandemic threatens livelihoods, the country’s poor are relying almost exclusively on the charity of fellow citizens.
Why Gulf States Are Backtracking on India
Islamophobia is undoing years of New Delhi’s diplomatic gains in the Middle East.