People in Pakistan desperately hope and long for a return to normality, but as the writer Arundhati Roy already noted: nothing could be worse than a return to the normality because that normality was unjust to its core.
As students and climate activists get ready to march for the climate in Pakistan, Atika Rehman finds out why Pakistanis find it impossible to ignore climate change impacts any longer
The Kashmir region is divided between India and Pakistan. On both sides of the border, the Kashmiri people face undemocratic treatment
In the Middle East and southeast Asia, at least one nation in every potential conflict is a nuclear power or a prospective one
Natonalisms flourish only when those who have been designated enemies remain steadfast in their assigned entity.
God forbid, should they begin to mend their ways, hyper-nationalism can be suddenly left without recourse, or face the risk of being found out
When I heard the first news report, I assumed it was an Israeli air raid on Gaza. Or Syria. Airstrikes on a “terrorist camp” were the first words. A “command and control centre” destroyed, many “terrorists” killed. The military was retaliating for a “terrorist attack” on its troops, we were told. An Islamist “jihadi” base had been Read more…
Narendra Modi has demonstrated to the world that Kashmir is potentially the most dangerous place on earth
In Pakistan, the police killing of a Pashtun social media star stirred a popular uprising for democracy and demilitarization
Salahuddin Khan Mehsud is one tough cop. He has to be, working in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, a tribal region that the U.S. government calls a lawless hotbed of jihadist terrorism. Yet he assured me when we met recently in the town of Kohat that the province had “not had one major incident of terrorism” this Read more…