Pakistan

Argument

The Xinjiangistan Connection

With terror attacks on the rise, officials in Beijing are increasingly worried that Pakistan is an incubator of Islamic radicalism across China.

Andrew Small |

Argument

Don't Call It a Comeback

After a six-month lull, the CIA's drones are dropping bombs on Pakistan again. But the policy is as misguided as ever.

Chris Woods |

COLUMN

Intimacy That Kills

A Pakistani woman brutally murdered by her own family is just one of countless women around the world abused -- or worse -- by so-called “loved ones.”

Lauren Wolfe |

Report

'It Is a Sin to Waste Your Vote'

Why are Kashmiris shunning India's election?

Zahid Rafiq |

COLUMN

Nigeria Is Not Pakistan

The state isn't trying to use Boko Haram as a political tool -- it's just been totally useless in doing anything to defeat it.

Leela Jacinto |

Report

Rough Ride on the New Silk Road

China's plan to build a new trade route with Pakistan is threatened at both ends by terrorism.

Keith Johnson |

Dispatch

SWAT M.D.

Ever since the CIA used a vaccination ruse in its hunt for OBL, health workers have been combatants in Pakistan's war with the Taliban.

Kristina Shevory |

Argument

The Musharraf Boomerang

Could the new Pakistani government’s pursuit of the country’s former dictator be its own undoing?

Arif Rafiq |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: U.S. to open spigot of assistance to Syria

A shooting in Norfolk; Why the malware market is thriving; The challenge of finding the black box; Will Sinclair retire as a one-star?; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

Argument

When Is Negotiating Bad for Democracy?

Pakistan's efforts to talk with the Taliban are threatening to undermine the country's recent democratic gains.

Sheila Fruman |

Argument

In Bad Faith

The U.S. won't scuttle Pakistan's peace talks with the Taliban -- so long as no one tries to make peace.

Daniel Markey |

Argument

The Taliban Are Winning the War on Polio

A nearly eradicated disease has cropped up everywhere from Jerusalem to Kabul. You can thank Pakistani terrorists for that.

Laurie Garrett |

Dispatch

Taliban TV

How a triple murder in Karachi left the Taliban not just making headlines, but writing them, too.

Beenish Ahmed |

Report

Obama Admin Taking It Easy on Terror Group, Congressmen Charge

The Haqqani network comprises some of Afghanistan's most lethal insurgents. Why isn't the White House doing more to stop them?

Gordon Lubold |

Argument

The Linchpin

Why India needs to be at the center of the U.S. pivot to Asia.

Tim Roemer |

The List

The World’s Most Jaw-Dropping Reality TV Shows

Live sex, human Tetris, baby giveaways, and more.

Catherine A. Traywick |

Argument

The Nuclear Handshake

Is the Pakistan-Saudi weapons program for real?

Simon Henderson |

Argument

A Bad Time to Kill a Bad Man?

Why the killing of the Pakistani Taliban's No. 1 might cause a lot more pain for Pakistan than the CIA counted on.

Arif Rafiq |

Argument

In Pakistan, Slow and Steady Just Might Win the Race

Yes, terrorism is a problem. But Pakistan is making remarkable headway in its transition to democracy.

Sheila Fruman |

Argument

After Kayani

The man who kept Pakistan together is retiring. Now what?

Arif Rafiq |

Feature

Cooking in Karachi

The world's most dangerous megacity is the next frontier in the global meth trade.

Taimur Khan |

Argument

A Dream Gone Sour

In the 70-plus days since Pakistan's new prime minister took office, the country has suffered roughly 70 terrorist attacks. So why doesn't Nawaz Sharif have a counterterrorism policy?

Arif Rafiq |

Argument

Calm Before the Storm

John Kerry’s Pakistan trip might be all smiles and handshakes, but there’s a crisis brewing beneath the surface.

Michael Kugelman |

Argument

The Battle for Islamabad

The Pakistani Taliban aren't headed off to fight in Syria. They're gearing up for an epic war at home.

Arif Rafiq |

Dispatch

Malala's Forgotten Sisters

Girls as young as 5 are still being sold into marriage in Pakistan. And no one will stop it.

Adriana Carranca |

Argument

Willful Ignorants

Pakistan’s leaked bin Laden report proves that the country’s vaunted spy agency is either shockingly inept or duplicitous. Or both.

Umar Farooq |

Dispatch

Karzai's India Gamble

Pakistan isn't helping the Afghan government end its standoff with the Taliban -- so Karzai is looking to India instead. 

Mujib Mashal |