All posts in: Pakistan

Pakistan: Extremists against Extremism?

Polling by the Pew Global Attitudes Project show that Pakistani attitudes are shifting. They are far more worried about extremism, and feel less positive about al Qaeda and the Taliban. Seventy percent have an unfavorable view of the Taliban, vs. ...

Social Revolution in Pakistan?

The New York Times reported this week on another potential driver of instability in Pakistan: the Taliban are harnessing the country’s severe social inequities to advance their Islamist cause. Given that Pakistan is “largely ...

Pakistan: stability after Bhutto

Gareth Evans of the International Crisis Group put summarized the impact of Bhutto’s assassination succinctly: “Prospects for democracy and stability in Pakistan are much dimmer without her.” As for future directions, new data from ...

Pakistan: the variables

Last month The Atlantic examined Pakistan’s direction in light of ongoing political turmoil. Author Joshua Hammer mentions the “nightmare scenario”–which Pakistan seems to inspire regularly: an Islamic revolution in Pakistan. ...