Wave Of Violence Hits Indian-Administered Kashmir: The Symptoms Of An Unresolved Dispute

Over the past few days, civilians in Indian-administered Kashmir have taken to the streets in a series of protests against Indian forces. The unrest on Tuesday came in response to the killing of two suspected militants in the Pulwama district of Kashmir. One death occurred during a gunbattle with Indian […]

‘Neutral’ Councils That Exclude Women Are Putting Pakistan’s Women In Danger

Earlier this week, BBC World news reported on a revenge-rape incident that occurred in Muzaffarabad, in the province of Punjab in southern Pakistan. The local jirga (council of elders) ordered the teenager to be raped in front of her family as the result of another case brought to the council. […]

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Disqualified From Office After Supreme Court Decision

Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif has been disqualified from his role as Prime Minister after the country’s Supreme Court ruled on a corruption probe. Following the 2015 Panama Papers leaks, Sharif and his children were linked to offshore companies after a probe into his family’s finances failed to account for their wealth. […]

Terrorism Redefined

In February 2016, at a security conference in Munich, the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir was asked to comment on an article in The Atlantic, by Graeme Wood stating that despite the Minister’s comments on previous occasions, the Islamic State was indeed Islamic. In response, the Foreign Minister […]

Rebel Leader Labelled ‘Terrorist’ As Political Protest Intensifies In Conflict-Ridden Kashmir

The leader of the Hizbul Mujahideen militant group, Syed Salahuddin, operating in conflict-crippled Kashmir, was officially labelled as a ‘terrorist’ by the United States last week. This was in response to increasing activity of rebel militant groups in the area that resulted in a rise in military violence and civilian suppression. […]

Poverty-Related Incident In Pakistan Leaves Over 150 Dead

It is no question that poverty has usually been affiliated with death. Lack of proper medical care, food, and money force those living in high-poverty areas to fight daily for their survival. On Sunday, an unusual poverty-related incident resulted in over 150 deaths and more than 100 serious injuries. This past […]