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Security officials place flowers on the coffin of a police officer who was killed in an ambush in Pakistan.
Security officials place flowers on the coffin of a police officer who was killed in an ambush in Pakistan.

Pakistani Taliban Go to War While People March for Peace

Twenty years of double-dealing with insurgents has consequences.

Afghan money changers calculate at the currency exchange Sarayee Shahzada market in Kabul on June 29, 2015.
Afghan money changers calculate at the currency exchange Sarayee Shahzada market in Kabul on June 29, 2015.

Don’t Release Foreign Reserves to the Taliban

Unfreezing billions of dollars while huge revenues flow to Kabul risks legitimizing an extremist regime.

A man sits behind a glass case full of colorful bills.
A man sits behind a glass case full of colorful bills.

How Afghanistan’s Money Exchangers Have Worked Around the Taliban

They are, increasingly, the only financial link that connects the country to the rest of the world.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indonesian President Joko Widodo take part in the leadership handover ceremony during the G-20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, on Nov. 16.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indonesian President Joko Widodo take part in the leadership handover ceremony during the G-20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, on Nov. 16.

India’s G-20 Presidency Is a Golden Opportunity

New Delhi has the chance to shape the global agenda and advocate for its vision of multilateralism.

Pakistan's incumbent Army chief, Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, waves during the Pakistan Super League cricket match between Islamabad United and Multan Sultans at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Pakistan's incumbent Army chief, Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, waves during the Pakistan Super League cricket match between Islamabad United and Multan Sultans at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Pakistan’s Real Political Choice Could Come This Week

The next head of the Army will be the chief power broker in the nuclear nation.

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks while taking part in an anti-government march.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks while taking part in an anti-government march.

Is Imran Khan Pakistan’s Comeback Kid?

Foreign Policy talked to the former prime minister about the recent attempt on his life, relations with Washington, and how he’d make Pakistan great.

Zahida Khatoon Mugheri stands in front of partially flooded farmland in Pakistan.
Zahida Khatoon Mugheri stands in front of partially flooded farmland in Pakistan.

Pakistan’s Farmers Are Already Bracing for the Next Disaster

In Sindh province, the food insecurity that followed extreme flooding may be a harbinger for the climate future.

Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif delivers a speech at the 27th U.N. Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on Nov. 8.
Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif delivers a speech at the 27th U.N. Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on Nov. 8.

Pakistan Leads Charge for Climate Justice at COP27

The have-nots need lots of cash to tackle climate change. Can they be trusted with it?

Frontier Constabulary personnel detains a supporter of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Frontier Constabulary personnel detains a supporter of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Pakistan’s Military Is Afraid of Imran Khan

The former prime minister has turned against the force that once supported him.

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modi-cult-of-personality-matthieu-bourel-illustration-Online_site_1500x1000px_bis

The Cult of Modi

How India’s prime minister dismantled the world’s largest democratic experiment.

Taliban soldiers stand guard as men imprisoned for using drugs sit in a courtyard prior to being released from Kandahar Central Jail.
Taliban soldiers stand guard as men imprisoned for using drugs sit in a courtyard prior to being released from Kandahar Central Jail.

Despite ‘Ban’ on Opium, Afghanistan’s Poppy Crop Is Growing

More drugs and higher prices a year after the Taliban takeover.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Nepalese Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka wave.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Nepalese Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka wave.

Is Nepal Under China’s Thumb?

Ahead of this month’s elections, Nepal’s democracy faces a dual challenge: its own factionalism and the Chinese Communist Party’s growing influence.

Afghan National Army soldiers train.
Afghan National Army soldiers train.

Russia’s Recruiting Afghan Commandos

Abandoned special forces veterans are getting job offers for a very different kind of battlefield.

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan gestures during a lawyers convention in Lahore, Pakistan, on Sept. 21.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan gestures during a lawyers convention in Lahore, Pakistan, on Sept. 21.

Pakistan’s Military Is Here To Stay

Imran Khan’s agitations won’t change how his country functions.

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