Why Peshawar Must Not Be Our 9/11

By strengthening the writ of a militarized state, we are making a second Peshawar more, not less, likely.
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Why the Death Penalty Won’t Work

Dec 2014

Army Chief Raheel Sharif has signed the death warrants of 6 men accused of being "hardcore terrorists." But, a report released this month finds that many of those facing execution are "simply not terrorists." Butcher's Block blog
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The Road to Bannu

Sep 2014

اردو | Even though Bannu is governed by the Pakistani constitution, the Pakistani state views it in almost colonial terms. For this part of Pakistan, then, the Raj isn’t over. Reportage
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Zarb-e-Azb and the Left: On Imperialism’s Materiality

How Pakistani progressives lost their way -- and how to find it again.
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Media Watch | Our Biased Opinions

Pro-war sentiments in Pakistani English-language papers has stifled debate.
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“They Are Not Letting Us Help Our People” | Voices from North Waziristan

Aug 2014

Nizam Dawar from North Waziristan runs the Tribal Development Network, an NGO trying to bring relief to those displaced.
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The Politics Of Naming

Real human beings are reduced to an epithet – “IDPs” – that renders them nameless victims.
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