Pakistan Needs a Dose of Trump’s Madman Diplomacy
The next president’s erratic blustering might be just crazy enough to work in Islamabad.
Mike Flynn’s Pakistan Problem
The incoming national security advisor allegedly shared classified intel with Pakistan’s notoriously compromised security services. What does that mean for Trump's "AfPak" policy?
Modi Plunders India’s Cash. Indians Cheer.
The prime minister's attack on India’s black market was poorly planned, chaotically implemented — and may turn out to be his biggest political victory yet.
Pakistan’s Terrorists Are Smarter Than Its Government
This week’s brutal attacks in Quetta were an indictment of everything Islamabad has been doing to fight terrorism.
Why the India-Pakistan War Over Water Is So Dangerous
As New Delhi and Islamabad trade nuclear threats and deadly attacks, a brewing war over shared water resources threatens to turn up the violence.
From the Taliban Frying Pan to the Islamic State Fire
In Afghanistan, survivors from Islamic State-controlled regions speak of a cruel new regime that makes the Taliban look permissive by comparison.
Afghan Forces Use Child Soldiers, and the U.S. Still Gives Them Money
The Afghan government swore to do away with the practice, and, under its own laws, the U.S. government is barred from funding countries that employ it. So why did the United States still fork over some $470 million?
Pakistan Has Lost Its ‘Angel of Mercy’
Abdul Sattar Edhi was his country’s greatest living hero. Here’s hoping that his legacy persists in the hands of a new generation of humanitarians.
Sheikh Hasina Must Call Islamist Terrorism What It Is
In the wake of the Dhaka attack, Bangladesh’s refusal to call out and confront its problem with Islamist radicals will only make the problem worse.
Ethnic Minorities Are Fueling the Taliban’s Expansion in Afghanistan
The Taliban is gaining dangerous leverage by recruiting Tajiks, Turkmen, and Uzbeks.
In India, Prison for the Poor, Bollywood Justice for the Elite
The subcontinent's commitment to rule of law is stuck in a bygone era.
India Sees a New Regional Role for Its Navy
New Delhi still has a ways to go before it can live up to its regional aspirations.
The Maldives Takes Its Place in Indian Ocean Geopolitics
The archipelago has proven capable of using to its advantage regional competition between India and China.
To Save Bangladesh, Political Parties Must Return to the Country’s Founding Principles
Bangladesh once again faces an existential threat posed by religious extremists.
Pakistan’s Quiet Revolution Against Polio
While the country's path to eradication hasn’t been easy, there is now reason for optimism.
Pakistan’s Counterterrorism Challenge
With the world's attention turned elsewhere, Pakistan has persisted in its efforts to counter violent extremism.
India Acts East
Washington’s pivot to Asia gets all the attention, but India’s pivot east will redefine regional politics.
Is Pakistan Safe for Christians?
Fear is a daily reality for Pakistani Christians. From public persecution to targeted terror attacks, Christianity and those who practice it continue to be under threat.
For Afghan Women, One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
As the West packs up and heads home, women in Afghanistan are struggling for rights.