Pakistan’s New “Geoeconomics” Lawfare

March 09, 2021

Of late, statements from the highest level in Pakistan’s government have urged the global community to build a relationship with the country centered around “geoeconomic security.”  The new policy posture is aimed at the Biden administration, but it appears in equal proportion in...

Imran Khan Takes a Shot at Narendra Modi

October 02, 2019

On September 27, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan delivered an impassioned speech at the UN General Assembly in New York that has sent heads spinning. Taking to the podium for over 50 minutes, he addressed four themes that conjoin inextricably. The first topic was climate change. Pakistan...

Can Art Change the World?

September 17, 2019

Miniature painting is a genre in Persian and Indian art that has survived the passage of time. Indo-Persian miniature painting, a common heritage of the two nations, was originally an artwork adorning text that reached its climax of glory during the 15th and 16th centuries. Miniature...

China Contributes to Doubts About Pakistani Crackdown on Militants

August 15, 2017

Treating men like Azhar and Saeed with kid gloves is unlikely to earn Pakistan any goodwill in Donald Trump’s Washington. China, at the behest of Pakistan, has for the second time this year prevented the United Nations from listing a prominent Pakistani militant as a globally designated...

Lieutenant Murdered Because of India’s Headless Chicken Syndrome

May 12, 2017

India’s political leadership has failed to counter the Pakistan army militarily or diplomatically, leading to tragic consequences for its security forces and the people of Kashmir. The recent death and mutilation of two Indian soldiers by the Pakistani army-backed border action team, followed...

Detained Pakistani Militant Tests the System

February 15, 2017

Believed to be responsible for the Mumbai attacks in 2008, Saeed is creating a political party in Pakistan. Hafez Muhammad Saeed, a detained terrorist and one of the world’s most wanted men, plans to register his group, Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), which is widely seen as a front for another...

China Blocks UN Listing of Pakistani Terrorist

February 13, 2017

With Pakistan, China risks allowing militancy to fester in a country where militancy is not confined to small groups. China, at the behest of Pakistan, has prevented the United Nations (UN) from listing a prominent Pakistani militant as a globally designated terrorist. Beijing’s protection...

Pakistani Support for Terrorism Risks Conflict With India

February 05, 2016

By failing to crack down on all terrorist groups operating in the country, Pakistan runs the risk of becoming embroiled in a serious conflict with India. In January, the complexity of South Asia’s security dynamics once again came into full view. The new year was barely more than a day old...

Pakistani Drone Strikes Should Worry Obama

September 30, 2015

Recent targeted killings by Pakistan prove that drone warfare is expanding—and in unpredictable ways. In early September, the government of Pakistan joined an exclusive club. It became the fourth government in the world—following the United States, Britain and Israel—to use an armed...

Towards a Pakistani Spring

May 16, 2013

Bilal Ahmed argues that the discourse surrounding democracy in Pakistan is flawed, and that its liberal republican articulations will come to provoke additional mobilization in future years. It was the end of January. Tahir ul-Qadri's Long March had just ended in Islamabad. There were...

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