Steve Inskeep is co-host of NPR’s Morning Edition and author of Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi.

In an excerpt from his new book, Instant City, NPR host Steve Inskeep travels to the massive, messy, violent city at the heart of understanding Pakistan today—and explores the events leading up to a day that tore it apart.

Amid fresh reports about the motivations of Times Square bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad, NPR's Steve Inskeep travels to Pakistan and finds a country anxious about the image America has of its people.

NPR’s Steve Inskeep travels with the Pakistani military into the heart of the battle zone with the Taliban. There’s hope amid the rubble—but an overwhelming rebuilding job ahead.