Syed Fazl-e-Haider is a contributing analyst at the South Asia desk of Wikistrat. He is a freelance columnist and the author of several books, including The Economic Development of Balochistan.
The strange case of a missing Bentley and sinking corruption in Pakistan
As the country struggles with the aftermath of devastating floods, an alleged international heist adds to local anger.
Killing the al-Qaeda chief leaves endless questions
The US has declared justice after more than 20 years hunting Ayman al-Zawahiri. But a battle with extremism will go on.
Is Pakistan heeding the warning signs from Sri Lanka?
Surging prices, shortages, growing debt, a teetering economy. Familiar ingredients point to trouble ahead.
India-Pakistan: regional rivalries still rule in Afghanistan
The visit of an Indian delegation for talks with the Taliban in Kabul has raised eyebrows in neighbouring Pakistan.
Pakistani separatists turn their sights on China
A Balochistan independence group has ordered Beijing to quit its interests in the region … to no effect.
Drones do the talking in Pakistan’s anti-terror offensive
Islamabad is tired of waiting for Afghanistan’s Taliban to control the TTP who have found safe haven across the border.
Oslo talks expose the West’s Taliban dilemma
Trusting the fundamentalists to deliver aid would mean ignoring a record of past promises to respect rights.
The Doha accord and Taliban legitimacy
Afghanistan’s new government has a full deck of cards to play in the security concerns of regional neighbours.