Pakistan

A doctor receives a dose of the Chinese-made Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Quetta, Pakistan, on Feb. 3.

Doctors Struggle to Convince Pakistanis to Get Their Vaccine Shot

The country has too few shots, a stubborn public, and little experience—but the program may still work.

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A U.S.-Pakistan Reset Just Got a Lot Harder

The acquittal of Daniel Pearl’s abductors came at the worst possible time.

China's President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan

Imran Khan’s Silence on Uighurs Undercuts His Defense of Muslims Worldwide

The Pakistani prime minister has said nothing on his ally China’s oppression of Islamic minorities.

Indian Muslims carry Indian flags during a protest against a new citizenship law, in Bengaluru on Jan. 20, 2020.

For Modi, Courting the Arab World Begins With India’s Muslims

India’s tricky regional balance of power isn’t made any easier by sectarian tensions.

Family members of missing Pakistanis hold photos of their relatives at a Pashtun Tahafuz Movement protest rally in Karachi, Pakistan, on May 13, 2018.

Protest and Purdah in Pakistan

How the Pashtun Protection Movement became a release valve for women’s anger.

Pakistani laborers work on a building in Lahore on Jan. 21, 2014.

Pakistan Has Its Problems, but It Won’t Perish

A new book offers riveting and memorable reporting, though it falls back on outdated narratives of a country that has moved on.

Supporters of the opposition Pakistan Democratic Movement carry their parties' flags during an anti-government rally in Quetta on Oct. 25.

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.

An Agni-III nuclear-capable missile is paraded on Republic Day in New Delhi on Jan. 26, 2009.

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.

Young Pakistani youths hold national flags during a cycling competition near the Pakistan-China border on June 30, 2019.

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.

A Pakistani soldier stands next to a border fence along Afghanistan Paktika province in Angoor Adda, Pakistan on Oct. 18, 2017.

The Road to Peace In Afghanistan no Longer Runs Through Pakistan

Once considered a regional spoiler, Islamabad’s influence over the Taliban has waned.

A promotional photo from the Turkish TV show Dirilis: Ertugrul.

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.

A Pakistan Army personnel looks on during the opening of a trade route project at the Gwadar port in Pakistan on Nov. 13, 2016.

The Pakistan Army’s Belt and Road Putsch

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is growing—and so is the role of the Pakistan Army.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses the legislative assembly in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, on Aug. 5.

Imran Khan Isn’t Going Anywhere

Pakistan’s prime minister might just become the first ever to complete a full term.

A Pakistan Navy soldier stands at the mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the country’s founder, during Independence Day celebrations in Karachi on Aug. 14.

How Pakistan’s Military Lost Kashmir

An arrogant and bloated army bears its share of responsibility for Kashmiri suffering.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and China's President Xi Jinping attend a meeting in Shanghai on May 22, 2014.

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.

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