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Muhammad Akbar Notezai

Muhammad Akbar Notezai

Muhammad Akbar Notezai is a Lahore-based journalist and correspondent for The Diplomat. He has contributed dozens of articles to Pakistani national newspapers and magazines including the Daily TimesThe Friday TimesThe NationViewPoint Online and The News On Sunday. His writings and interviews focus on Pakistan-China relations, Pakistan’s foreign relations, domestic politics, Gwadar port, and religious extremism. He tweets as @Akbar_notezai and he can be reached at [email protected].”

Arif Jamal: Why Jamaat-ud-Dawa Is a Bigger Threat Than ISIS
December 07, 2016
Arif Jamal: Why Jamaat-ud-Dawa Is a Bigger Threat Than ISIS
An interview with South Asia expert Arif Jamal.
Arif Jamal: Why Jamaat-ud-Dawa Is a Bigger Threat Than ISIS
Pakistan and Honor Killings
September 04, 2016
Pakistan and Honor Killings
Will the recent murder of a celebrity finally prompt the government of Pakistan to act?
Pakistan and Honor Killings
The Dilemma of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy
August 12, 2016
The Dilemma of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy
Why can’t Islamabad get its foreign policy on track?
The Dilemma of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy
Islamist Discontent Over China’s Treatment of Uighurs
June 20, 2016
Islamist Discontent Over China’s Treatment of Uighurs
Pakistani activists are – quietly for now – unhappy at Beijing’s crackdown on Chinese Muslims.
Islamist Discontent Over China’s Treatment of Uighurs
Balochistan and the Killing of Mullah Akhtar Mansour
June 07, 2016
Balochistan and the Killing of Mullah Akhtar Mansour
The drone strike that targeted the Taliban leader points to a troubling future for Pakistan’s largest province.
Balochistan and the Killing of Mullah Akhtar Mansour
Interview: Peter Frankopan
May 17, 2016
Interview: Peter Frankopan
The Oxford historian on China-Pakistan relations, the Silk Road, and implications for India.
Interview: Peter Frankopan
The Panama Papers and a Turf War in Pakistan
May 11, 2016
The Panama Papers and a Turf War in Pakistan
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif finds himself on increasingly shaky ground.
The Panama Papers and a Turf War in Pakistan
Interview: Rajiva Wijesinha
May 08, 2016
Interview: Rajiva Wijesinha
A leading author on Sri Lanka’s efforts to repair relations with the Tamils.
Interview: Rajiva Wijesinha
Interview: Patrick Mendis
April 30, 2016
Interview: Patrick Mendis
A discussion of Sri Lanka’s foreign policy under President Maithripala Sirisena
Interview: Patrick Mendis
Militancy in Punjab
April 12, 2016
Militancy in Punjab
The recent bombing in Lahore underscores the problem with militancy in Pakistan’s most populous province.
Militancy in Punjab
Interview: Farahnaz Ispahani
March 10, 2016
Interview: Farahnaz Ispahani
“Christians, Hindus, Shia Muslims are under attack every day.”
Interview: Farahnaz Ispahani
Interview: Alex Vatanka
February 25, 2016
Interview: Alex Vatanka
Iran's foreign policy is experiencing a moment of transformation.
Interview: Alex Vatanka
Attacks Hamper Pakistan’s Efforts on Polio
February 01, 2016
Attacks Hamper Pakistan’s Efforts on Polio
A recent suicide bomber in Quetta underscores the challenge facing authorities.
Attacks Hamper Pakistan’s Efforts on Polio
Can ISIS Gain a Foothold in Balochistan?
January 07, 2016
Can ISIS Gain a Foothold in Balochistan?
There is growing evidence that it is trying to do just that.
Can ISIS Gain a Foothold in Balochistan?
Can South Asia Make Nice in 2016?
December 30, 2015
Can South Asia Make Nice in 2016?
This month has seen yet another attempt at repairing fractious relationships.
Can South Asia Make Nice in 2016?
Remembering the Peshawar Attack
December 15, 2015
Remembering the Peshawar Attack
Twelve months after the slaughter at Army Public School, where does Pakistan stand on terrorism?
Remembering the Peshawar Attack
Interview: Andrew Small on China-Pakistan Ties
November 19, 2015
Interview: Andrew Small on China-Pakistan Ties
Discussing the regional implications of China’s relations with Pakistan.
Interview: Andrew Small on China-Pakistan Ties
Interview: Pervez Hoodbhoy
November 05, 2015
Interview: Pervez Hoodbhoy
The renowned physicist and essayist on the state of liberalism in Pakistan.
Interview: Pervez Hoodbhoy
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