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Pakistan news and analysis from The Nation
July 5, 2021
The US Finds Itself on the Wrong Side of Imran Khan’s Populism
Widely blamed for mismanaging the economy—and hemorrhaging support since he was elected amid accusations of vote rigging in 2018—Khan seems to believe that running against the US is his ticket to victory.
January 4, 2021
Biden Must End the Forever Wars
The American public, exhausted by the pandemic and two decades of war, is in no mood for military adventurism.
March 4, 2020
Shahbaz Bhatti’s Murder Cannot Remain Uninvestigated
Nine years after his assassination, it’s time to renew calls for an investigation into his death.
January 13, 2020
One Uighur Man’s Circuitous Journey to Safety
After leaving his home in China’s Xinjiang province, Ablikim Yusuf navigated a world hostile to his people before finding refuge in the United States.
October 3, 2019
An Unstoppable Movement Takes Hold
The United Nations secretary general recounts the successes of the UN Climate Action Summit and the tough road ahead to ensure the survival our species.
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August 15, 2019
India’s Government Has Undermined the Very Essence of Federalism and Democracy
With a precedent like the decrees on Kashmir, what will prevent the government from imprisoning possible critics elsewhere, then ripping up another state?
August 13, 2019
India’s Constitutional Coup in Kashmir Is Sowing the Seeds of Renewed Rebellion
Among Kashmiri Muslims, India is a foreign country and a hostile enemy. The latest decrees have provoked sorrow, despair, and anger.
April 4, 2019
South Asia’s Overlooked Nuclear Crisis
While few were watching, India and Pakistan may have just narrowly avoided a nuclear confrontation.
March 1, 2019
War-Weary Pakistan Is Ready for Peace
As peace rallies were being held in Pakistan, much of the media in India were pushing for war.
September 4, 2018
Imran Khan, the Army’s Choice
Why did Pakistan’s all-powerful military back Imran Khan for prime minister? And will he do what it demands of him, or try to implement some of his own long-standing policies?