Pakistan News

When the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban Unite

Mar 26, 2014
"Come next year, the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban could formally join forces-a jihadist juggernaut with alarming implications for regional stability," writes Michael Kugelman.

New Policy Brief Series on Pakistan's Rapid Urbanization

Mar 10, 2014
A new study of one of Pakistan's most significant--yet unaddressed--challenges.

Time for Pakistan's Leaders to Stand Up for Women

Mar 07, 2014
With the Taliban’s call for the imposition of Sharia law during current peace talks between the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and the Pakistani government, there are growing concerns that women’s freedoms will be further eroded, writes Farahnaz Ispahani.

Is There Any Hope for Pakistan's Shias?

Feb 27, 2014
Remarks made by Michael Kugelman at a February 24 conference on the world's Shia Muslims.

Could Pakistan Become a Sharia State?

Feb 14, 2014
As Pakistan’s government prepares to launch peace negotiations with the Pakistani Taliban, which has led a violent insurgency that ultimately seeks to impose harsh forms of Sharia law, Michael Kugelman discusses whether Pakistan could one day become a Sharia state.

Pakistan’s Militancy Response: Too Little, Too Late

Feb 04, 2014
Pakistan may finally be getting more serious about tackling its militancy problem. But don’t get your hopes up.

Jihadist Violence: The Indian Threat

Dec 30, 2013
The Asia Program is pleased to have published a timely new study by Prof. Stephen Tankel on militancy in India. Prof. Tankel's main focus is a loosely organized indigenous Islamist militant network known as the Indian Mujahideen.

Ahsan Iqbal Discusses Urbanization in Pakistan

Dec 23, 2013
Ahsan Iqbal, Pakistan's minister for planning, development, and reforms, and a top official in the country's ruling party, discusses Pakistan's urbanization challenges.

Recent Books by Asia Program Scholars and Staff

Dec 17, 2013
Asia Program scholars and staff have produced a bumper crop of new books over the past two years. Our ten most recent publications cover the broad expanse of Asia with a wide variety of focuses.

Pakistan's Former Leader Facing Treason Charges

Nov 21, 2013
Public Policy Scholar Farahnaz Ispahani recently spoke with Radio Australia about the special tribunal which has been set up to try Pakistani General Pervez Musharraf on charges of treason. Ispahani says this groundbreaking occurrence could lead to a conflict between the Pakistani military and its government.

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