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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.
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.
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.
August 18, 2021
There Goes the Neighborhood: Pakistan Is Uneasy Over the Taliban’s Return
Despite their differing responses to the Taliban victory, Pakistanis are united in believing they are not to blame.
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August 5, 2021
Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in Pakistan
The country’s famously boisterous press is sinking into the silence of the grave.
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.