Nicholas Schmidle

Nicholas Schmidle is a fellow at the New America Foundation and the author of To Live or to Perish Forever. He is a 2010 International Reporting Project fellow in Russia.

Books
Nov. 1 2010 6:46 AMTop GunHow the AK-47 changed the world.
Recycled
Jan. 20 2010 6:59 AMLittle Hotties at the MallVolunteering at the inauguration was more satisfying than I had a right to expect. Plus, I got free hand warmers.
Foreigners
April 27 2009 11:44 AMHow To Save PakistanForget the tribal areas and regions already under Taliban control and focus on the "real" Pakistan.
Dispatches
Aug. 18 2008 5:33 PMThe Dictator Takes Up His Golf ClubsPakistan reacts to Pervez Musharraf's resignation.
Dispatches
April 17 2008 4:00 PMBlogging in Support of the Saudi Government
Dispatches
Jan. 11 2008 7:49 AM"Why Should I Vote in a Pakistani Election?"
Dispatches
Jan. 9 2008 12:51 PM"Benazir Didn't Just Belong to the PPP"
Dispatches
Nov. 7 2007 1:26 PMMartial LawyersWhy are "ordinary" Pakistanis sitting out the anti-Musharraf protests?
Dispatches
May 17 2007 4:04 PMDispatch From KarachiDid Pakistan's president provoke an ethnic war last weekend?
Dispatches
April 18 2007 7:17 AMAmong the Missionaries
Foreigners
Sept. 1 2010 2:16 PMUnder WaterStunning photos of the Pakistani floods.
Foreigners
Aug. 7 2009 7:17 PMAfter MehsudThe rest of the Pakistani Taliban won't be such easy targets.
Dispatches
Jan. 21 2009 1:39 PMLittle Hotties at the MallVolunteering at the inauguration was more satisfying than I had a right to expect. Plus, I got free hand warmers.
Dispatches
April 18 2008 7:09 AMWhat High Oil Prices Can Do for a Country
Foreigners
Feb. 19 2008 6:36 PMMusharraf Powerless, Islamists DefeatedWhat happened in the Pakistani elections?
Dispatches
Jan. 10 2008 7:57 AMA Fight Between Fundamentalism and Moderation
Dispatches
Dec. 27 2007 5:35 PMWhat's Next for Pakistan?Musharraf's handling of the protests that will follow Benazir Bhutto's funeral will decide Pakistan's future.
Dispatches
July 11 2007 6:01 PMFarewell, My Jihadi FriendThe final days of Abdul Rashid Ghazi.
Dispatches
April 19 2007 7:22 AMWho'd Be an Untouchable?
Dispatches
April 16 2007 7:19 AMThe Army Comes to the Rescue

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore, and Schools Are Getting Worried

The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.

  News & Politics
Weigel
Sept. 20 2014 11:13 AM -30-
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
  Life
Quora
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 20 2014 3:21 PM “The More You Know (About Black People)” Uses Very Funny PSAs to Condemn Black Stereotypes
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 20 2014 7:00 AM The Shaggy Sun
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.