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Hasan Ali is a journalist reporting on US foreign policy and South Asian politics.
January 9, 2023
Pakistan’s Transgender Community Rises Up
In the wake of changing legal standards recognizing the self-determination of gender identity, transgender Pakistanis are taking steps to live openly.
December 5, 2022
After an Attempt on Imran Khan’s Life, Pakistan Is in Crisis
For the past two months, the former prime minister has tried to cajole his supporters to march on the capital and compel the sitting government to call early elections.
September 2, 2022
Pakistan’s Floods Are a Wind From the West
The devastating natural disaster could be just an early glimpse of the consequences of industrialization in the Global North.
April 12, 2022
The Tragedy of Imran Khan
Defeated in a vote of no confidence on Sunday, the ousted prime minister leaves behind an image of intellectual decay and whimsical dysfunction.
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March 2, 2022
Banning the Hijab Targets Muslim Women
A state order against the religious garment in Karnataka, India, is seen by members of the Muslim minority as a form of intimidation and control.
January 7, 2022
Getting Away With Murder Wasn’t Enough for Tony Blair
Now the British salesman for the Iraq War has been made a knight.
January 3, 2022
Extraditing Julian Assange Threatens Journalists Worldwide
In countries where the press faces restriction and persecution, US interference sets a dangerous precedent.
December 9, 2021
Will Pakistan Be the Next Country to Fall to a Taliban-Style Takeover?
The military’s role in politics has emboldened the religious far right.
October 21, 2021
Imran Khan Faces a Standoff With the Pakistani Military
The prime minister has refused to sign off on the appointment of the military’s favored candidate for leadership of the country’s top intelligence agency.
Gender and Sexuality
September 28, 2021
Pakistani Women Are Leading the Struggle for Human Rights
In one of the most patriarchal countries in the world, the struggle for civil liberties is being spearheaded by women.