Kamran Asdar Ali teaches anthropology at the University of Texas-Austin.
Articles by this Author
|Media Matters in Pakistan||
|A Letter Misaddressed||
Benazir Bhutto, Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy and the West (New York: Harper Collins, 2008).
|Pakistani Islamists Gamble on the General||
In January 2002, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, who seized control of the Pakistani government in a 1999 military coup, delivered a major address to the nation—and to the world at large. Mindful of Pakistan’s designation by the global media...
|The Band Played On||
On May 8, a bomb blast rocked central Karachi, killing at least 14 people, including a number of French nationals. This suicide bombing comes on the heels of the brutal murder of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter, allegedly by...
|Pakistan’s Troubled “Paradise on Earth”||
Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes in areas of Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province (NWFP) as the army has launched ground operations and air raids to “eliminate and expel” the Islamist militant groups commonly...
|A Country at a Crossroads||
“A very frank discussion” -- so President Bush described his November 7 telephone conversation with Pervez Musharraf, four days after the Pakistani general imposed a state of emergency and dissolved the high court expected to rule his...
|Modernization and Family Planning in Egypt||
In the last decade, the Egyptian state in collaboration with international donor agencies has embarked on an ambitious population control program. According to this program, Egypt’s rapid population growth is the prime obstacle to the...
|Mao in a Muslim Land||
In the coming years, China is expected to invest some $18 billion in an “economic corridor” crossing Pakistan to the Arabian Sea at the mouth of the Persian Gulf. The latest installment is the development of the Pakistani port of...
|Your Tax Dollars Enable Police Brutality Abroad (March 9, 2016)|
|Five Exciting Developments from Across the Middle East in 2015 (January 6, 2016)|
|Saudi Arabia's Dangerous Sectarian Game (January 5, 2016)|