Pakistan covertly backed the Taliban in Afghanistan for years. But if the Taliban fail to ensure stability now, it could trigger another wave of refugees into Pakistan or more insurgent attacks.
Pakistan’s president is facing a backlash for his comments on sexual violence against women.
Indian paramilitary soldiers patrol the streets of Srinagar, Kashmir in February.
India has rejected recent offers on mediation over Jammu and Kashmir. But it should think again.
Anti-India protesters in Karachi, Pakistan, on September 1.
Roughly translating as ‘Hindu-ness’, Hindutva reframes the majority religion more as an identity, stoking tensions and intolerance of Muslims.
A White House rapprochement between Imran Khan and Donald Trump.
After Imran Khan’s visit to the White House, what lies ahead for his relationship with Donald Trump?
A Pakistani man walks past a shop that was closed due to a recent strike in Peshawar, Pakistan. Hundreds of thousands of Pakistani businesses went on strike in a nationwide protest against an increased sales tax, which opposition political parties said was imposed as part of the International Monetary Fund’s recent $6 billion bailout package for Islamabad.
(AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
Abolishing the secretive World Bank Tribunal known as the ISDS won’t solve all of the problems of global economic governance. But it seems a very good place to start.
Taking on the state with threats and violent protests was met with a swift crackdown by Imran Khan’s new government.
India’s airstrikes caused some damage inside Pakistan.
It started on February, 14 when a suicide attack killed more than 40 people in the Indian controlled part of Kashmir. Now, Pakistan and India’s conflict over the disputed region is heating up again.
Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan.
Three important lessons from three recent privatisations.
Zimbabwean Olympic gold medallist swimmer, Kirsty Coventry, with President Emmerson Mnangagwa after taking the oath of office.
In mending the relations with Zimbabwe’s white community by roping in Kirsty Coventry and Bruce Grobbelaar, President Mnangagwa might just have pulled off a masterstroke.
Looking for stability.
Despite perceptions of an antagonistic Pakistan-India-Afghanistan dynamic, there are strong institutional foundations for a more cooperative relationship.
A portrait of Imran Khan, whose party won the recent elections, in Islamabad, Pakistan.
AP Photo/Anjum Naveed
A religious minority of Pakistan, the Ahmadis have been boycotting elections for decades. Casting a vote would require that they denounce themselves as ‘non-Muslims.’
If Imran Khan fails to deliver on his promise of a “new Pakistan”, militant parties could entice more young people to join their cause.
Forced to form a coalition to win power, Pakistan’s PM-in-waiting Imran Khan will have to compromise if he’s to tackle key economic, environmental, foreign policy and social challenges.
Khan won over Pakistanis with promises to boost the economy and create jobs. He may have also enjoyed some behind-the-scenes help in the election from Pakistan’s armed forces.
A constitutional change in Pakistan moved power and money from the federal government to the provinces. So newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan takes office as the weakest leader in decades.
Pakistan’s new leader has been battling to get into office for years.
Accusations of election rigging, opposition parties enraged and international relations tense. It won’t be an easy term for the man most likely to lead Pakistan.
Three major parties are trying to convince the electorate that they can handle a difficult era of enormous change.
Emotions run high in Lahore.
Economic trouble and political violence are much more pressing concerns for Pakistanis than the political fate of their prime minister.
Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party, addresses his supporters at a campaign rally in Lahore.
As Pakistan moves closer to an election next year, 2017 will be marked by a political campaign by Imran Khan and other opponents to bring the Nawaz government to a premature end. They will exploit allegations…
Pakistani paramilitary soldiers secure the parliament building in Islamabad.
The protests that have rocked Islamabad for weeks seem to be soothing somewhat, with opposition leaders Imran Khan and Tahir ul-Qadri reportedly agreeing to begin negotiations for a political solution…