A South Asian union based on trade could reduce the incentive for war in the region.
What the UK is doing to my Pakistani relatives who live there.
How it’s taking a toll in Pakistan.
Altaf Hussain is no longer the figure he was. Yet, the MQM draws support because its alternative is the Taliban.
As Sikhs protest in Islamabad, Pakistan is forgetting what the past is trying to say.
The outcome of the Modi-Nawaz meeting was predictably seen as disastrous by the swelling pro-army tide in Pakistan.
If India and Pakistan come closer through trade and investment, the first issue they must resolve is Sir Creek.
Pakistan’s deathwish hatred is the Ahmadi community.
A singular identity breeds violence — look at the proud tribal Pakhtun and the adaptable, giving Punjabi.
India’s new prime minister provokes alarm and fascination in its neighbourhood.
There is sub-nationalism in Sindh and Balochistan, where Muslim communities want out from the state of Pakistan.
A city madrasa in India could have something to do with sharpening of Shia-Sunni tensions in Pakistan
Indians should stop pining for a single-minded strategic culture, look where that got Pakistan.
Diplomacy in South Asia is given over to give-no-quarter bureaucrats, who cleave to a nationalism that continues to trump economics.
Free elections in Afghanistan mark the beginning of an arduous road to peace.
Carlotta Gall’s book will be met by the same denialism that has gripped Pakistan for many years.
The ‘liberal’ in Pakistan is under siege; he must fear for his life as the national consensus swings in favour of the Taliban.
In Pakistan, the Council of Islamic Ideology has been in overdrive. It could be a portent.
Non-Muslims in Pakistan are threatened by both the state and non-state actors.
Military voices now challenge the established narrative of the Bangladesh war.
Fears of an Iranian nuclear bomb might compel Saudi Arabia to make its own,increasing the chances of a nuclear conflict in the region
India and Pakistan may be losing sight of the indirect solutions.
What links the ideas of Pakistan and Israel,and their shared paranoia.
Justice Chaudhry retires,but the day of the judicial saviour isnt over in Pakistan.
The populist general helped tip Pakistan into dangerous paranoia.
Ayesha Jalals new book about her granduncle Saadat Hasan Manto attempts to explain his revolt against the narrative that divided India.
The appointment of Mullah Fazlullah as TTP chief will see an escalation in violence in Pakistan.
A new book offers insights on identity construction in the subcontinents middle classes
Nawaz Sharifs US outreach is hobbled by domestic forces.
Pakistan needs to revive its cultural roots,reach out to others.
For Pakistan,the challenge is the non-state actor,not America
The modern Islamic state continues to be a besieged idea.
Both India,Pak governments are weak at home. Both know they must keep talking.
Why Pakistan is afraid of its universities.
Pakistans offer of unconditional talks to the Taliban will only bring humiliation,and no peace.
As Musharraf stands trial,the 2007 attack on Lal Masjid returns to haunt.