Pakistan

Malala’s Real Message

As a 15-year-old British schoolgirl, what struck me about this teenager’s life was that she isn’t a victim, but a role model whose every day is a protest.

Books Do Furnish a Little Freedom

'The cover of my new book was likely to shock Pakistani sensibilities but my local book store owner said he'd keep it under the counter with the Salman Rushdie novels. Not the worst company.'

Educating Pakistan

‘Why is Britain pledging £650 million without ensuring that Islamabad does more to inhibit jihadists of Pakistani origin in our own country?’

ONLINE ONLY: 24 Hours in Peshawar

The historic city in Pakistan's North West Frontier — home to the Smugglers' bazaar, Khyber Pass and Grand Trunk Road — is seeing its rich culture eroded by religious fundamentalism

The Man who Drew the Fatal Durand Line

The British official who fixed the frontier that now divides Afghanistan and Pakistan unwittingly unleashed a century of war

We Have to be Ready For Anything

The forthcoming defence review must answer our need to be able to face unpredictable threats

India: Tariq Ali’s Plan for Pakistan

Although previously banned, Tariq Ali's books can now be read anywhere in Pakistan. In the aftermath of the jihadist attacks in Mumbai and on the Sri Lankan cricket team, will the Brit-Pak's fluent words offer any solutions to the problems there?

Blown Up in Bin Laden Country

Is Pakistani intelligence allowing the country's tribal areas to become a Taliban stronghold? What can the West do about it?

Four Days of Terror in Mumbai

A city in the grip of rumour and recrimination—an eye-witness account of the jihadi attacks and their aftermath

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
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