Pakistan


U.S. ‘Hardline’ Foreign Policy On Pakistan Threatens Regional Cooperation

Recent developments in United States-Pakistan relations have the potential to hinder the capacity for bilateral cooperation between the two nations on Afghanistan and other regional issues. On 4 January 2018, the U.S. State Department announced that it would be suspending security assistance to Pakistan until it takes “decisive action” against […]


US Suspends $1bn+ Security Aid To Pakistan

The Trump administration recently announced a suspension of almost all security aid to Pakistan, once thought of as an important ally in controlling extremist forces. The move came a few days after President Trump accused Pakistan of “lies and deceit.” Many U.S. government officials share Trump’s belief that Pakistan has […]


Indian Lawmakers Take Another Step Towards Ending The Instant Divorce Practice Of ‘Triple Talaq’

This week has seen the Indian federal government take the countries first step towards ending the Muslim practice of ‘triple talaq.’ The Narendra Modi government introduced the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights of Marriage) Bill 2017 to the Indian lower house, the Lok Sabha, on Thursday. The draft bill was […]


Women And War: Lessons From The Brutality Of India’s Partition

As India and Pakistan mark the 70th anniversary of partition this year, the violent legacy of the period continues to enflame relations between the two nations. What was then seen as a battle over land caused by religious differences after independence, also became a battle over women’s ‘honour’ – an […]


In The Name of God: Religious Protests In Pakistan

After a grueling two weeks of violent protests ravaging the capital city of Islamabad, Pakistani military forces were deployed to enforce order on November 25th, 2017. These protests were sparked by conservative Islamists who denounced the Law and Justice minister Zahid Hamid, for amending parliamentary bills that weakened rules requiring […]


Pakistani Government ‘Requisitions’ Army To End Protests

Pakistan’s government has authorized military intervention to re-establish peace after continued protests. Ahsan Iqbal, Pakistan’s Interior Minister, stated to Reuters that the military was “requisitioned” by the government “for law and order duty according to the constitution.” The protests, pioneered by Islamic cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi, and members of his […]


Kidnapped American-Canadian Couple Returns To Canada

Joshua Boyle, a Canadian, his American wife Caitlan Coleman and their three children, were freed from a five-year long captivity in Pakistan last Wednesday and arrived in Canada on Friday night. Pakistani forces, acting on intelligence received from the U.S., rescued the family while Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said […]


Hate Crimes Against Migrants And Refugees Increase In Greece

Members of anti-racist activist groups in Greece are scheduling protests after the latest hate crime in their community. On Saturday, October 7th, 2017, two migrant workers from Pakistan, Vakas Hussein and Ashfak Mahmoud were attacked by a group of men. The attack occurred in a field in Aspropyros, near the […]