Mar 26, 2014
There’s another reason for the popularity of Pakistani conspiracy theories: many contain kernels of truth, writes Michael Kugelman.
Mar 26, 2014
"Come next year, the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban could formally join forces-a jihadist juggernaut with alarming implications for regional stability," writes Michael Kugelman.
Mar 10, 2014
A new study of one of Pakistan's most significant--yet unaddressed--challenges.
Mar 07, 2014
With the Taliban’s call for the imposition of Sharia law during current peace talks between the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and the Pakistani government, there are growing concerns that women’s freedoms will be further eroded, writes Farahnaz Ispahani.
Feb 27, 2014
Remarks made by Michael Kugelman at a February 24 conference on the world's Shia Muslims.
Feb 14, 2014
As Pakistan’s government prepares to launch peace negotiations with the Pakistani Taliban, which has led a violent insurgency that ultimately seeks to impose harsh forms of Sharia law, Michael Kugelman discusses whether Pakistan could one day become a Sharia state.
Feb 04, 2014
Pakistan may finally be getting more serious about tackling its militancy problem. But don’t get your hopes up.
Dec 30, 2013
The Asia Program is pleased to have published a timely new study by Prof. Stephen Tankel on militancy in India. Prof. Tankel's main focus is a loosely organized indigenous Islamist militant network known as the Indian Mujahideen.
Dec 23, 2013
Ahsan Iqbal, Pakistan's minister for planning, development, and reforms, and a top official in the country's ruling party, discusses Pakistan's urbanization challenges.
Dec 17, 2013
Asia Program scholars and staff have produced a bumper crop of new books over the past two years. Our ten most recent publications cover the broad expanse of Asia with a wide variety of focuses.