Tom Hussain

Tom Hussain

Tom Hussain is a journalist and Pakistan affairs analyst based in Islamabad.

Pakistan

The coronavirus outbreak may hurt Imran Khan's political future

There are increasing signs of disagreement between Prime Minister Imran Khan and the establishment in Pakistan.

The coronavirus outbreak may hurt Imran Khan's political future

Pakistan

For Pakistan, the Taliban-US deal is an opportunity for stability

For the first time since the Soviet invasion in 1979, Pakistan can expect stability along its border with Afghanistan.

For Pakistan, the Taliban-US deal is an opportunity for stability

Pakistan

FATA: Terrorists or victims of a covert war?

Pakistan's government must prioritise the welfare of the tribespeople over cynical politics.

FATA: Terrorists or victims of a covert war?

Quetta attack

Understanding the context of Quetta attack in Pakistan

The terrorist threat in the country has been greatly reduced, but it is not going away any time soon.

Understanding the context of Quetta attack in Pakistan

Asia

Two centuries of oppression in Kashmir

The protests may turn into an uprising if India continues to misrepresent the fury as Pakistan-sponsored terrorism.

Two centuries of oppression in Kashmir

Asia

Divisive politics set the stage for Dhaka attack

Persecution of the opposition and denial of the international links of Bangladeshi militants has made way for ISIL.

Divisive politics set the stage for Dhaka attack

Asia

Obama's pivot east fuels an Asian Cold War

Obama's pivot east has done little to contain China's strategic expansion.

Obama's pivot east fuels an Asian Cold War

Asia

Nawaz Sharif is the only viable option for Pakistan

With no alternative vision for governance and two insurgencies, Pakistanis must support Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Nawaz Sharif is the only viable option for Pakistan

Asia

Death of a warlord will change nothing in Afghanistan

The assassination of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor will not bring peace to Afghanistan.

Death of a warlord will change nothing in Afghanistan

Asia

Momentum builds for Pakistan to act against corruption

Pakistan must focus on the eradication of corruption because it fuels the poverty that generates recruits for terrorism.

Momentum builds for Pakistan to act against corruption

Asia

Divisive politics impede progress in South Asia

Afghan ethnic enmities, Pakistan's fixation with security and Indian Hindu nationalism risk destabilising South Asia.

Divisive politics impede progress in South Asia

Pakistan

Pakistan's politicians also to blame for Lahore attack

The Pakistan Taliban may have lost the war, but it is being handed propaganda victories on a platter.

Pakistan's politicians also to blame for Lahore attack