Is a country ever mature enough to possess a nuclear-weapons program?
A panel of experts looks at the U.S. and NATO end game in Afghanistan.
Islamist extremists have been targeting Pakistani women who work for the UN administering polio vaccines.
Pakistan may not frighten India as much as it would like.
One would think that, by this point in history, the military and intelligence agencies would be alert to manipulation by indigenous peoples.
While Malala Yousafzai bravery deserved the attention it received, it lies in stark contrast to the many other innocent victims of political violence in Pakistan. Indeed, the Drone War continues with hardly a mention in the U.S. media. It is not hard to imagine that if Malala lived in a different village, she could just as well have been killed by a Predator drone as by the Taliban—and we’d know nothing about her courage.
The CIA remains as devoted to cruelty as ever.
A.Q. Khan fancies himself Pakistan’s Mandela.
In the interest of keeping vital global issues in the discussion, Foreign Policy in Focus reached out to scholars at the Institute for Policy Studies—our institutional home—to sketch out progressive perspectives on the world issues we don’t expect to get fair treatment in the debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Without an informed citizenry, these crucial topics will always fall by the wayside. So read up, and share widely!