Pakistan

India’s and Pakistan’s Lies Thwarted a War—For Now

Lying about facts to de-escalate tension in Kashmir is a playbook they’ve both used before.

America Can't Duck the India-Pakistan Crisis

The most recent friction between the two nuclear powers offers unpleasant lessons yet clear opportunities.

US Influence Over India-Pakistan Crisis in Question

Trump officials are working the phones, but “the U.S. position seems to be ‘You guys figure it out yourselves.’”

The US-China Cold War Is Now Playing Out in Pakistan

It is causing a long, tough re-negotiation over the terms of the relationship between Washington and Islamabad.

A Year On, Pakistan Still the Weak Link in US South Asia Strategy

The Trump administration's strategy has produced no definitive improvements along its pillars. Pakistan remains a safe haven for terrorist groups.

North Korea Wants to End up Like Pakistan, Not Libya

A poor country made enormous sacrifices to get nuclear weapons—and has them still.

America's Longest War—and the Ally That Fuels It

How Pakistan has perpetuated the Afghan conflict.

Pakistan Will Try to Make Trump Pay

The country has banked on being treated as too dangerous to fail. But this time could be different.

Will Pakistan Close NATO’s Supply Routes into Afghanistan? Mattis Plays Down Possibility

‘I’m not concerned,’ the defense secretary tells reporters after the White House announced an intention to suspend military aid to Islamabad.

Pakistan's Week Keeps Getting Worse

The administration suspended security aid for what it says is Islamabad’s failure to take “decisive action” against terrorists.

Trump's Belligerence Toward Pakistan Isn't Unreasonable

His threatening tweet might signal increased pressure on Islamabad for its support of Afghan militants.

How Pakistan Is Responding to Trump

Pushed by Trump, Tillerson, and Mattis to do more to fight terrorism, Pakistan has instead taken public steps to push back in recent weeks.

Inside Pakistan’s Biggest Business Conglomerate: The Pakistani Military

Retired military officers are profiting from private security contracts around some of Pakistan's most contested regions, stoking new fears of nepotism and corruption.

How the US Can Pressure Pakistan

Can anything stop the South Asian nation’s support for militants?

Let's Not Kid Ourselves, India Will Not Win a War Against Pakistan

The reasons are many, including China's help accelerating Pakistan's nuclear technology, missile systems, and cyber and drone warfare capabilities.

The Art of Dealing with Pakistan

Trump’s transactional approach to foreign policy may help get Islamabad moving in the right direction.

How Trump Will Affect the India-Pakistan Balance of Power

Human rights promotion and developmental funding are poised to decline under a Trump administration, reducing American leverage in Kabul and Islamabad—and giving China an upper hand.