Although the government’s grip on media outlets has loosened in recent years, dangerous constraints, plus lowered standards of professionalism, are causing deep concern.
In a country where public school systems are failing, a growing nonprofit organization shows students and teachers how to revitalize learning.
A small but persistent group in Pakistan—fed up with firearm violence among the populace—challenges a deeply ingrained gun culture.
An institution that thrives because of private donors and public financing serves as a model for U.S. reform.
President Trump seems to have abandoned the traditional, evenhanded U.S. stance toward the region’s two major powers, Pakistan and India.
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