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Pakistan elections explained

What you need to know about Pakistan’s general elections being held on 25 July.

| Jul 20, 2018

Fire and the federation

Despite persistent tensions, Pakistan’s ethnic groups have developed enough stakes in the country to prevent it from splintering.

| Jun 01, 2010

The only way forward

The killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti should be enough to tell the rest of Southasia and the world how Islamabad’s military rulers intend to maintain their grip on the resource-rich and long-suffering province of Balochistan.

| Oct 01, 2006

Pakistan and the ‘alliance maze’

The emerging Beijing-Islamabad strategic alliance is part of a crosscutting web of relationships along the northern coast of the Arabian Sea, whose complexity is enhanced by Chinese inroads into the Pakistani economy.

| Sep 01, 2006

Back in ’71: US policy revisited

Newly declassified US records show a more full and gruesome picture of what took place behind the scenes of the 1911 Southasian Crisis in Islamabad, New Delhi and Washington, DC. They also show a softer …

| May 01, 2006

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