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Silence in Swat

Memory, militancy and the military in Swat Valley.

| Sep 28, 2020

Afghanistan after America

US-Taliban deal could end war, but jettison hard-won rights.

| Mar 28, 2019

Afghanistan’s election dilemma

Afghanistan is under-prepared for robust elections, but postponement could cause further instability.

| Oct 04, 2018

The madrassa and the state of Pakistan

Religion, poverty and the potential for violence in Pakistan.

| Oct 13, 2016

To be whipped till…

A short story

| Sep 01, 2016

Southasia’s déjà vu

Sedition and blasphemy are the two sides of the same hyper-nationalist coin.

| Mar 30, 2016

Is Southasia really becoming safer for journalists?

The discrepancy in reported journalist killings merits investigation

| Jan 28, 2016

A departure from propaganda

Afghan journalism has come a long way, but the battle against tablighat will be ongoing.

| Jun 18, 2014

The Gitmo Five: a hypothetical threat?

The idea that only some are entitled to due process continues to afflict US foreign policy.

| Jun 06, 2014

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