Article of the Day: An Unworthy Ally

An Unworthy Ally Continuing with my weekly series of articles on Pakistan, here is a fascinating piece in Foreign Affairs arguing that rather than upping American assistance to Pakistan, Washington should disengage in an effort to change Islamabad’s behavior. The argument is predicated on the notion that Pakistan – driven by its military and the ISI (Pakistan’s […]

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Article of the day: Punjab home minister Shuja Khanzada killed in terror attack

Punjab home minister Shuja Khanzada killed in terror attack Today’s article is a rather sad one, and frankly it don’t think it needs much by way of introduction. Suffice to say that this kind of attack underscores the kinds of problems Pakistan still faces with respect to extremism and terrorism. Honorable men like Shuja Khanzada, […]

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Imran’s March to Restore … Imran

A highly publicized march organized by former cricketer and perpetually indignant politician Imran Khan has managed to gather between 20,000 and 60,000 protesters, a mere 2%-6% of the one million promised by Khan. Although this outcome is rather disappointing, Khan’s rally runs the much larger risk of disrupting Pakistan’s fledgling democracy by pitting current Prime […]

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Some Key Facts Behind Pakistan’s Energy Crisis

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has implemented a new electricity subsidy for the poorest consumers in Pakistan. This subsidy covers all households with up to 300 units of electricity consumption which strikingly amounts to 68%. This subsidy points to underlying developmental and economic challenges for Pakistan. The Woodrow Wilson Center, on of DC’s top think […]

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Narendra Modi and Pakistan

India’s new Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, was sworn in on May 26, 2014 in front of a crowd of over 4000 guests, but one guest in particular proved to be most interesting. Narendra Modi is India’s new Prime Minister. The numbers behind the rise of this son-of-a-tea-seller come Prime Minister of India are staggering. Modi’s […]

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