• Within Pakistan, extremism threatens the stability of the country and the security of their nuclear weapons. The Provincially Administered Tribal Areas (PATA) remain particularly volatile. Crisis Group, a Ploughshares Fund grantee, recently released a report, Pakistan: Countering Militancy in PATA, outlining a series of reforms national and provincial leaders can take to curb extremism and reclaim political space ceded to the military.

    February 26, 2013 - By Jessica Sleight
  • As a candidate, Barack Obama distinguished himself by his anti-war stance. It was a popular move in a nation that was fatigued by a multi-year conflict with no clear end in sight.

    October 21, 2011 - By Margaret Swink
  • August 4, 2011 - By Megan Murphy
  • Three weeks ago, deadly bombings in Mumbai took 24 lives. With anger and suspicion high, India vowed to find the terrorists responsible. Any chance for diplomacy with Pakistan, their historically unwelcome neighbor, seemed diminished.

    August 2, 2011 - By Megan Murphy
  • The largely positive recent meeting between Pakistan and India’s foreign ministers marks an uptick in bilateral relations, but the two countries

    July 29, 2011 - By Rizwan Ladha
  • July 12, 2011 - By Rizwan Ladha
  • Countdown to Zero, the compelling new documentary on the danger nuclear weapons pose to global security,is opening in the United Kingdom on June 21, where 77 theaters around the country will premiere the film.

    June 13, 2011 - By Megan Murphy
  • It has been two years since North Korea set off its second nuclear test, and nearly as long since an American official has been to the Hermit Kingdom.

    May 26, 2011 - By Paul Carroll
  • Whether you are concerned with success in Afghanistan, preventing nuclear terrorism, or any other host of global security issues, the link between the stability of Pakistan and the security of the world is very clear.

    October 13, 2010 - By Reid Pauly
  • New analysis of the effects of monsoon flooding in Pakistan have revealed that some of the worst affected areas are those which were already home to intense violence and insurgent conflict.

    September 21, 2010 - By Reid Pauly