Afghans' surprisingly enthusiastic participation in their presidential campaign and Saturday's election should jolt Afghans and foreigners alike out of their pessimism about the country's future.
The West still has a chance in Afghanistan -- if it toils for an indigenous solution to the conflict and prevent Pakistan from spoiling everything.
No one could have imagined that cricket, an Englishman's game would rule over the hearts and minds of those residing in the sub-continent. Eleven men...
There is a potential catastrophe looming when foreign troops leave Afghanistan, as the central government could well sacrifice women and girls in future negotiations with the Taliban.
'Sanitation and water for all' is more than a title. It is a goal that is both morally right and unquestionably necessary.
No offense, regardless of its nature and/or enormity, committed at a young age, should be allowed to ruin the rest of an adolescent's life. Like any other adult who intentionally or unintentionally gets caught for any offense and deserves a second chance, I believe that young offenders need to be dealt with in a more sympathetic way. Unfortunately, this is not the case in Pakistan.
It's time for our government to shed some light on its drone practices. Transparency, as uncomfortable as it may sometimes be, is an essential part of our democracy. Americans need the facts -- the who, what, when, where, and (most importantly) why -- in order to decide if the benefits of these strikes outweigh the negatives.
We Pakistanis are long past faith in our institutions -- often, we're the first to suspect that they've played a hand in ruining our nation. We just don't like it when the West points that out. All this fear and cynicism make for a heavy burden.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 20 2014 How unusua...
Tharparkar, a desert region in Pakistan is yet again suffering from one of the worst famines in its history. Did the Pakistan government not learn from the preceding famines that have repeatedly targeted the area in the past?
Your hands make pretty brilliant utensils and shoving them into the world's various little mounds, wraps and stews offers a full body experience of your food. Snooty salad forks be damned! The world is full of all kinds of ways to play with your food.
As for Naqi, there is no stepping back. He wishes to study further and help serve humanitarian missions. Not only that, but he wants to spread colors in the lives of many others like him, just the way he was helped in his time of need.
Pakistan's Islamic parties have long wielded influence through street politics; political and, at times, ideological alliances with the army; and support to militant groups. They are key players that merit continued study. Vying for Allah's Vote examines their origins, ideologies, bases of support, and relationship with extremism and civilian rule.
This is a continuation of my conversation with Faisal Saeed Al Mutar, who I met just months after he arrived in the United States for the first time f...
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 6, 2014 How unusua...
In the annals of U.S. foreign policy, Afghanistan stands as a typical case where a flawed military strategy has sidelined viable political solutions. Washington incentivized war through perks and privileges, and four-star promotions and undermined peace efforts. The U.S. has had a war strategy, but no political strategy or a clear exit strategy.