Who Killed This Woman?
Her husband, father, or brothers? The mysterious story of one brutal honor killing in Pakistan.
July 28, 2014

Her husband, father, or brothers? The mysterious story of one brutal honor killing in Pakistan.

India's Nationalistic New Leader Just Made an Extraordinarily Warm Gesture Towards Pakistan
Too bad Pakistan can't reciprocate
May 26, 2014

Too bad Pakistan can't reciprocate

Q&A: A New Book's Explosive Claims About Pakistan and Osama Bin Laden
March 20, 2014

How much did the Pakistani government know?

Talks With the Taliban: First Failure, Then Humiliation
February 04, 2014

Since it became apparent several years ago that both the Afghan and Pakistani states were either unable or unwilling to wage full-on war against the Taliban groups that plague both countries, the word on every diplomat's list has been "talks." Sittin

An Absolutely Frightening Story in 'The New York Times'
October 29, 2013

The superb story by Matthew Rosenberg in The New York Times on Tuesday, casually titled 'U.S. Disrupts Tack on Militants,' is actually one of the scarier things written about Afghanistan in quite a while. (And that is saying something).

"When the Talib Said, 'Which One of You is Malala,' I Squeezed My Friend's Hand"
Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban for speaking up. Now she's telling her story.
October 05, 2013

One way: to recover as gracefully as 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai has from being shot in the face

Don't Let the (Creative) Terrorists Win
September 22, 2013

It has been a gruesome 48 hours. On Saturday, in Kenya, at least 68 people were slaughtered when gunmen from Somalia's Shahab extremist group entered a mall and started firing indiscriminately.

Finally, a Munich Analogy That Makes Sense
September 17, 2013

Rare is the occasion when you can invoke Munich without embarrassment.

Why the Latest Snowden Leaks about Pakistan Are Scary
September 02, 2013

In a blockbuster story in The Washington Post, Greg Miller, Craig Whitlock and Barton Gellman detail more aspects of the United States's so called "black budget," which was revealed by Edward Snowden in leaks to the newspaper.

The Heroism of Malala
July 12, 2013

This morning, Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist the Taliban shot in the head in 2012 in an attempt to silence her crusade for girls’ education, addressed the United Nations in her first public speech since her attempted assasination.