Pakistan

The List

10 Conflicts to Watch in 2013

From Turkey to Congo, next year's wars threaten global stability.

Louise Arbour |

Dispatch

The Midlife Crisis of Bangladesh

Bangladeshis want a reckoning with their bloody past. But they can do it without partisanship?

Joseph Allchin |

Terms of Engagement

Extrication Negotiations

The United States is ready to start talking to the Taliban about a peace deal again. But nothing's going to happen without Pakistan.

James Traub |

Sidebar

No Chickens or Cricket Bats

The strange list of Indian products you can't import in Pakistan.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

No Game Change

The bipartisan consensus in Washington about expanding ties with India may be good for New Delhi, but it's turned the election into a snoozer.

Sadanand Dhume |

Argument

Pakistani Power Play

If the United States wants to curb terrorism and nuclear proliferation, it needs to fundamentally rethink its relationship with Pakistan.

C. Christine Fair |

Argument

Don't Assume Iran Is the Greatest Threat

Five other dangers that deserve our immediate attention.

Daniel Byman |

David Rothkopf

An Army of One

How Malala can lead where America could not.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

We Are All Malala

Why can't Pakistanis condemn the Taliban for shooting a 14-year-old girl?

Nadeem F. Paracha |

Argument

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Seven countries where Internet freedom is under threat.

Sanja Kelly |

Slide Show

Pakistan's Bid for Tolerance

A tour of 35 towns throughout the country in an investigation of civil society's capacity to counter Talibanization.

Waleed Ziad |

Argument

What Happens When the Lights Go Out in Karachi?

Three scary questions that keep Pakistanis up at night.

Shamila N. Chaudhary |

Argument

Wait, You Still Don't Like Us?

Why the Muslim world hasn't warmed toward America over the past four years.

Richard Wike |

Interview

Pakistan's Charm Offensive

Islamabad is making friends -- just not with America. 

Matthieu Aikins |

Argument

State of Terror

Why Obama should blacklist Pakistan -- not just the Haqqanis.

C. Christine Fair |

Slide Show

Reading Corinthians in Karachi

Haunting photos of Pakistan’s persecuted Christians.

Slide Show |

Dispatch

Race to the End

Pakistan's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad idea to develop battlefield nukes.

Tom Hundley |

Argument

Radioactive

AQ Khan, the father of Pakistan's atomic bomb and the worst nuclear proliferator in history, is launching a new political movement. His goal? No less than to become Pakistan's Nelson Mandela.

Simon Henderson |

Interview

AQ Khan Speaks to Foreign Policy

The worst nuclear proliferator in history sounds off on his political ambitions.

Simon Henderson |

Slide Show

Once Upon a Time in Karachi

Snapshots from a time when the cinemas were packed and the booze flowed. 

Slide Show |

Investigation

Militant Reaffirms Role of Pakistan in Mumbai Attacks

U.S. and Indian officials say weeks of interrogating Zabiuddin Ansari yielded new evidence that Pakistani intelligence officers helped plan and direct the 2008 terror onslaught that cost six Americans and 160 others their lives.

Sebastian Rotella |

The List

The World's Most Meddlesome Supreme Courts

The United States isn't the only country where judges aren't exactly above the political fray.

Katie Cella |

Dispatch

No Country for Armed Men

Pakistan is in such bad shape, even the generals don't want to stage a coup.

Ahmed Rashid |

Argument

Debating the Failed States Index

Was this year's ranking of the world's most fragile states on target? Five countries respond.

Adrienne Klasa |

Argument

What to Do About Pakistan

With an "ally" in a state of perpetual dysfunction, it's time for Washington to reconsider its options: containment or benign neglect.

C. Christine Fair |

Argument

What's Wrong with Pakistan?

Why geography -- unfortunately -- is destiny for South Asia's troubled heartland.

Robert D. Kaplan |

Failed States

The Watch List

Predicting state failure isn't as hard as you think.

Jay Ulfelder |

The List

The Dictator Hunter's Wanted List

9 former autocrats and bad guys that should be made to pay for their crimes.

Reed Brody |

The List

An Annotated Guide to All Those White House Leaks

The 10 Obama administration disclosures that Attorney General Eric Holder should investigate.

Uri Friedman |

Argument

The Patience Runs Out

The United States has put up with Pakistan's insidious double game for a decade now. Not anymore.

Shamila N. Chaudhary |