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.
A U.S.-Pakistan Reset Just Got a Lot Harder
The acquittal of Daniel Pearl’s abductors came at the worst possible time.
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.
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.
Protest and Purdah in Pakistan
How the Pashtun Protection Movement became a release valve for women’s anger.
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A new book offers riveting and memorable reporting, though it falls back on outdated narratives of a country that has moved on.
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.