Experts say it's unlikely, but Pakistan's lack of a "No First Use" doctrine for nuclear weapons means it's not impossible.
Supporters of Pakistan's cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan, head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) Party, celebrate on a street in Islamabad on July 25th, 2018.
A spate of deadly bombings has killed more than 100 people at election rallies across the country.
Supporters of Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician and head of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan attend an election campaign rally.
Pakistani Christians take part in a service at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Lahore on December 18th, 2017, for the victims of a suicide attack on a church the day prior.
Pakistani Rangers and Indian Border Security Force personnel perform during the daily beating of the retreat ceremony at the India-Pakistan Wagah Border Post.
A new model of private education in Pakistan is integrating Islamic teaching with modern educational methods. With it, however, come questions of access, insularity, and necessity.
A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
One woman living in one of the most dangerous and unstable regions in the world has a radical idea: peace curriculums. By working with both students and mothers, she's been able to stem the tide of violent extremism in her school. Now, it's time to take her plan nationwide.
A peek at Taliban educational philosophy.
Although Taliban thugs pulled the trigger on teenager Malala Yousafzai, a vocal advocate for girls' education in Pakistan, western media played a role in making her a target.
The murders, intrigues and expanses of Pakistan's first female prime minister seem made for the big screen, and a new documentary is a game first step in that direction.
As U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits India, we look at its neighbor and enemy Pakistan, America's oldest friend in the Subcontinent. The United States has dumped billions of dollars into Pakistan as it has sailed closer than ever to becoming a nuclear-armed failed state. Where does it go from here, our Ken Stier asks in the first of a two-part analysis.