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Pakistan news and analysis from The Nation
December 6, 2017
In Pakistan’s Tribal Areas, Collective Punishment Is the Law of the Land
Civilians here, who live under an outdated colonial regime, have been terrorized by US drone strikes and extremist Islamists for many years.
November 19, 2016
The Personal Is Political, But Not Always Fictional
What is the novelist Intizar Husain’s theory of Pakistani history?
July 18, 2016
How the US Military Came to Embrace Extrajudicial Killings
It’s easy when war is a video game.
May 31, 2016
After 15 Years of ‘Milestones,’ War in the Middle East Still Has No End in Sight
The Pentagon’s recent “successes” don’t bring the United States any closer to ending its military entanglements.
Andrew J. Bacevich
April 4, 2016
Where Local Conflict Could Have Nuclear Consequences
Kashmir was already one of the most dangerous places on Earth—then tactical nukes got involved.
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March 17, 2016
The 5 Questions You Won’t Hear Asked at Any Presidential Debate
Unless we address these long-standing foreign policy questions, we’ll continue playing international whack-a-mole for the next four years.
Peter Van Buren
September 10, 2015
One writer’s fight against traditions that stifle women in Pakistan.
Muhammad Idrees Ahmad
June 11, 2015
Pakistan’s Neocolonial War
The Pashtuns of the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan are trapped between a brutal Taliban insurgency and a Pakistani government that treats them like colonial subjects.
May 12, 2015
It’s a Conspiracy! How to Discredit Seymour Hersh
The veteran investigative journalist debunked the official version of the bin Laden killing—now there's a rush to smear him.
May 1, 2015
How American Exceptionalism Covers Up the Injustices of Drone Warfare
The “We’re Number One!” attitude is a disease eating at the very root of our principles.