Pakistan’s Anti-Government Movement May Hit the Brick Wall of the Security State
Economic woes are giving the alliance legs, but overturning a military-backed prime minister is a hard proposition.
Is India Overturning Decades of Nuclear Doctrine?
The country has good reason to want first-strike capabilities. But the actual state of its arsenal suggests that it won’t get them.
Pakistan Is Doing Its Own Political Reengineering in Kashmir
After condemning New Delhi for its machinations in Jammu and Kashmir, Islamabad is quietly changing the status of Gilgit-Baltistan on its side of the Line of Control.
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.