Central Asia Description

Pakistan on the Brink

Mismanaged “war on terror” has stirred extremism, threatening to rip Pakistan apart
Ahmed Rashid
September 19, 2008

After Bhutto, Pakistan on Edge

With the country exploding in anger, Pakistan’s fate hangs on how political leaders decide to restore stability
Ahmed Rashid
January 1, 2008

Pakistan's Anniversary Wish – Justice

Denying justice in the name of fighting terrorism will backfire
Ahmed Rashid
August 16, 2007

Transcript of Pakistan at the Crossroads – Part II

In an exclusive interview, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto reveals her determination to return for elections and rescue her country from extremism
August 9, 2007

Pakistan at the Crossroads – Part II

In an exclusive interview, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto offers both warnings and plans for her country
Nayan Chanda
August 9, 2007

Pakistan: Nuclear Power with Feet of Clay?

Pakistan’s focus on military muscle weakens social cohesion and makes the state increasingly ungovernable
Husain Haqqani
May 22, 2007

Tiananmen: Vietnam's Newspapers Criticize Crackdown

Media find it easier to critique policies of another communist country
Nga Pham
June 13, 2014

When Flimsy States Don't Fail

Tajikistan and Uzbekistan co-opt local elites and cling to power
Lawrence P. Markowitz
April 30, 2014

Relief in Afghanistan After Largely Peaceful Landmark Election

Voters take step to control their country
Mirwais Harooni and Jessica Donati
April 7, 2014

Islamabad Hides Behind Taliban Talks

Pakistanis wonder if either side can accept compromise?
Shams uz Zaman
February 7, 2014

Per Fars News Agency, US Run by Nazi Aliens

Interviewer skeptical about claims that aliens “don’t interfere with our affairs” unless invited
Max Fisher
January 24, 2014