When they arrived in Abbottabad, my mother thought it was the most beautiful place she had ever seen. My father was glad for his homecoming.
Ali Dayan Hasan: The Wrong Kind of PakistaniApril 2014
On the invention of “the liberal extremist” and the attempted assassination of a friend.
Hasan Altaf: Making MartyrsApril 2014
Why the book I Am Malala is too simple an answer, the narrator too quick a martyr and the narrative too slyly an ode.
Playing FavoritesFebruary 2014
If a company were to commit to decline all government censorship surveillance requests, it would be able to do business precisely nowhere.
On the Road to IslamabadNovember 2013
Investigating the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, the UN lead commissioner recalls the surveillance and corruption that obstructed his team’s search for answers.
Cora Currier: What We Still Don’t Know About DronesNovember 2013
The government's tally of civilian deaths, and guidelines on who can be targeted, just to name a few.
Guernica Films: Measure of a LifeNovember 2013
Face-to-face with survivors of one of the most infamous drone strikes in Pakistan.
Dilip Hiro: A World in Which No One Is Listening to the Planet’s Sole SuperpowerOctober 2013
Dilip Horo writes about America's impotence in front of the deepening quagmire in the Middle East.
Mystery Is All There IsAugust 2013
The prize-winning novelist on learning English by copying out Moby Dick, politics in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and his compulsion to write from a terrorist’s perspective.
The Sea FloorAugust 2013
In a pile, like sea anemones, the boys’ penises were dusted with sand and, in the starlight, bluish.
Vipralambha (Union Through Separation)July 2013
Two Dubai-based artists explore a history of political and social tension through border-crossing sounds.
Rafia Zakaria: The Tragedies of Other PlacesApril 2013
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, a columnist for Pakistan’s largest English newspaper reflects on why violent attacks leave a more lasting impression if they happen on American soil.
Sebastian Rotella: Terror Group Recruits From Pakistan’s ‘Best and Brightest’April 2013
Lashkar-e-Taiba is an institution well-embedded in Pakistani Society.
Cora Currier: How Does the U.S. Mark Unidentified Men in Pakistan and Yemen as Drone Targets?March 2013
How exactly does the U.S. government define 'militant activity'?
Cora Currier: The Drone War Doctrine We Still Know Nothing AboutFebruary 2013
Most drone strikes are directed at unidentified targets—not U.S. citizens or known Al Qaeda leaders—with murky justification.
Sebastian Rotella: Judge Gives American 35 Years for Plotting Deadly Mumbai Terror AttackJanuary 2013
David Coleman Headley's testimony against Pakistan's intelligence agency helped him avoid the death penalty.
Sebastian Rotella: Support for Mumbai Terror Group Lands Chicagoan 14-Year Prison TermJanuary 2013
Tahawwur Rana sentenced to 14 years in prison for working with the group involved in Mumbai terrorist attacks.
Ashwaq Masoodi: How I Learned to Write ObituariesJanuary 2013
Growing up in Kashmir, in proximity to death.
Rafia Zakaria: Fighting is ForbiddenNovember 2012
Recent Islamist politics have turned the holy month of Muharram into a time of battle. Facing mounting violence, Karachi enters the Muslim year 1434 as a city under siege.
Dilip Hiro: The Alliance From HellOctober 2012
How the U.S. and Pakistan became the dysfunctional nuclear family of international relations.
Humera Afridi: Malala Yousufzai and the Bonesetter’s AlchemyOctober 2012
On girls, shame, healing what’s broken, and why education is the path to creating an honorable Pakistan.
Tom Engelhardt: Monopolizing War?September 2012
War has become a sort of American monopoly--but the American people don't seem to know, or care.
Richard Falk: U.S. Military Suicides and Palestinian Hunger StrikesJune 2012
What do the suicides of U.S. military personnel have in common with the food strikes put on by Palestinian detainees?
Tom Engelhardt: Praying at the Church of St. DroneJune 2012
An unprecedented expansion of authority has created a new role for the president: Assassin-in-Chief.
Rafia Zakaria: The Retired TerroristMay 2012
Before Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, he was locked in a house for five months with three wives and over a dozen children.
Dilip Hiro: Taking Uncle Sam for a RideApril 2012
Dilip Hiro describes how the Pakistani government has outmaneuvered Washington to the tune of several billion dollars.
Life and Death in KarachiJanuary 2012 The NPR host and reporter on what Americans miss when they consider Karachi, the city's resilience, and what Jinnah really envisioned in Pakistan.
Postcards from KarachiOctober 2011 Poet and war correspondent Eliza Griswold reports from Pakistan on the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Live Webcast: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Speaks at Asia SocietyFebruary 2011
|Tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. EST, Hillary Clinton will deliver the inaugural Richard C. Holbrooke Address on U.S. relations with Afghanistan and Pakistan at the Asia Society, honoring the former Asia Society Chairman who was President Obama’s envoy to the Af/Pak region.|
Watch: Fatima Bhutto on Democracy NowSeptember 2010 Last Friday, Guernica interviewee Fatima Bhutto appeared on Democracy Now to talk about her memoir and the devastation following the floods in Pakistan, a disaster that she says “ought to have been contained [and] could have been contained.”
Guernica’s Top 5 on Natural DisastersAugust 2010 Sweltering heat and blazing fires in Russia have contributed to devastating mudslides in Pakistan and China. Guernica counts down its top five reports of natural disasters.
In My PlaceJuly 2009
Pakistan’s dynasty-bashing heir apparent, Fatima Bhutto, discusses how Obama and corruption legitimize the Taliban, her work to include women in Pakistani politics, and why she will never run for office (it’s not why you think).