Afghanistan's Ex-Intelligence Chief Reflects on Mullah Omar's Death
July 30, 2015
Afghanistan's Ex-Intelligence Chief Reflects on Mullah Omar's Death
Amrullah Saleh, the former head of Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS), discusses Mullah Omar's death.
Afghanistan's Ex-Intelligence Chief Reflects on Mullah Omar's Death
No English Please, We're Pakistani
July 17, 2015
No English Please, We're Pakistani
Pakistan's government wants its officials to use Urdu in their official speeches, at home or abroad.
No English Please, We're Pakistani
India, Pakistan, and the Relevance of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
July 11, 2015
India, Pakistan, and the Relevance of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and Katie Putz discuss Narendra Modi's trip to Central Asia, the SCO summit, and more.
India, Pakistan, and the Relevance of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
Afghan Officials Reportedly Meet With Taliban in Pakistan
July 08, 2015
Afghan Officials Reportedly Meet With Taliban in Pakistan
Details are few, but this meeting seems to be more 'official' than previous rounds of talks.
Afghan Officials Reportedly Meet With Taliban in Pakistan
India and Pakistan Are Set to Join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. So What?
July 07, 2015
India and Pakistan Are Set to Join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. So What?
India and Pakistan will join the SCO, but that doesn't necessarily mean the SCO will start to matter more in Asia.
India and Pakistan Are Set to Join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. So What?
Pakistanis Come Together to Help Heat Wave Victims
June 27, 2015
Pakistanis Come Together to Help Heat Wave Victims
Amid a scorching heat wave, Pakistanis come together to help each other.
Pakistanis Come Together to Help Heat Wave Victims
Should Pakistan Be Designated A State Sponsor of Terror?
June 26, 2015
Should Pakistan Be Designated A State Sponsor of Terror?
It's long been time to reconsider this question.
Should Pakistan Be Designated A State Sponsor of Terror?
Why China Snubbed India on a Pakistan-based Terrorist at the UN
June 25, 2015
Why China Snubbed India on a Pakistan-based Terrorist at the UN
China's habit of blocking Indian moves on Pakistan-based terrorism at the United Nations continues.
Why China Snubbed India on a Pakistan-based Terrorist at the UN
One Belt, One Road, One Frenzied Debate
June 24, 2015
One Belt, One Road, One Frenzied Debate
Just like China’s overheating stock market, the ‘OBOR’ debate needs to cool down if it wants sustainable development.
One Belt, One Road, One Frenzied Debate
Is This Country the Sino-Pak JF-17 Fighter’s First Customer?
June 24, 2015
Is This Country the Sino-Pak JF-17 Fighter’s First Customer?
The mystery continues: one media source claims that the JF-17 has been sold, another denies it.
Is This Country the Sino-Pak JF-17 Fighter’s First Customer?
Pakistan Heat Wave Death Toll Above 600
June 24, 2015
Pakistan Heat Wave Death Toll Above 600
Power cuts and Ramadan fasting are seen as immediate causes, but poor governance and weak infrastructure are to blame.
Pakistan Heat Wave Death Toll Above 600
Confirmed: Sino-Pak JF-17 Fighter Jet Has its First Buyer
June 15, 2015
Confirmed: Sino-Pak JF-17 Fighter Jet Has its First Buyer
An unnamed Asian country will be the JF-17s first export destination.
Confirmed: Sino-Pak JF-17 Fighter Jet Has its First Buyer
Meet North Korea's Speedy, Stealthy Boats
May 29, 2015
Meet North Korea's Speedy, Stealthy Boats
Plus, nuclear diplomacy, North Korea, U.S.-India relations, and more. Weekend links.
Meet North Korea's Speedy, Stealthy Boats
Afghanistan, Pakistan to Cooperate on Counter-Terrorism
May 18, 2015
Afghanistan, Pakistan to Cooperate on Counter-Terrorism
Afghanistan and Pakistan will cooperate formally on counter-terrorism. Is this a seachange in their bilateral ties?
Afghanistan, Pakistan to Cooperate on Counter-Terrorism
Is US Drone Warfare Here to Stay?
May 08, 2015
Is US Drone Warfare Here to Stay?
The CIA’s targeted killing program might be in jeopardy.
Is US Drone Warfare Here to Stay?
Healing Pakistan's Wounds by Building 141 Schools for Peace
May 05, 2015
Healing Pakistan's Wounds by Building 141 Schools for Peace
The Diplomat speaks to two social entrepreneurs who are addressing Pakistan's shortage of schools.
Healing Pakistan's Wounds by Building 141 Schools for Peace
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