How Pashtun Nationalism, Most Stiff Challenge Pakistan Faced, Lost Steam

Pakistan countered Pashtun nationalism, a challenge it faced in its infancy before losing its eastern wing, through greater integration

Pashtun nationalism was a serious challenge Pakistan faced in its infancy long before losing its eastern wing, which is now Bangladesh

Nahdlatul Ulama: How Biggest Islamic Org Is Taliban Antithesis

Nahdlatul Ulama is the world’s biggest Islamic organisation and an antithesis of forces such as the Taliban

Nahdlatul Ulama, the world’s biggest Islamic organisation, is an antithesis of the Taliban but it is hardly known perhaps because its progressive ideas do not fit into the dominant narrative about Islam particularly when Islamophobia is lucrative and many demagogues globally have tapped into it for political power