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Daud Khattak

Daud Khattak

Daud Khattak is Senior Editor for Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty’s Pashto language Mashaal Radio.

Daud Khattak is Senior Editor for Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty’s Pashto language Mashaal Radio. Before joining RFE/RL, Khattak worked for The News International and London’s Sunday Times in Peshawar, Pakistan. He has also worked for Pajhwok Afghan News in Kabul. The views expressed in his articles are the author’s own and do not represent those of RFE/RL.

Posts by Daud Khattak
July 08, 2020

Can Imran Khan Stay in Power?

By Daud Khattak
The “minus one” narrative is gaining traction, but it would be difficult to replace Khan as prime minister.

June 09, 2020

Pakistan’s Confused COVID-19 Response

By Daud Khattak
Pakistan’s coronavirus fight needs clear public messaging to avert a public health crisis.
May 04, 2020

Killing of PTM Leader Further Antagonizes Pakistan Pashtun Rights Defenders

By Daud Khattak
Sardar Arif Wazir was killed by armed men on May 1.

April 21, 2020

Are Imran Khan’s Days as Pakistan’s Prime Minister Numbered?

By Daud Khattak
The PTI government's poor performance has apparently alienated even Pakistan's kingmakers: the military.

March 04, 2020

Afghanistan: Between Hope and Hopelessness

By Daud Khattak
The biggest obstacle to peace is no longer the Taliban, but the political fractures in Kabul.

February 22, 2020

Afghanistan: Ghani-Abdullah Row May Thwart the Prospect of Peace

By Daud Khattak
Even as a U.S.-Taliban peace deal is announced, Kabul is in the grips of a political crisis.
February 14, 2020

Pakistan’s Efforts to Silence Dissenters Amplifies Their Causes

By Daud Khattak
In the age of social media, labeling people traitors, infidels and foreign agents doesn’t necessarily inspire the self-censorship it once did.

January 24, 2020

The Pitfalls in Afghanistan’s Peace Process

By Daud Khattak
A US-Taliban peace agreement seems closer than ever, but the whole thing could unravel when it comes time for intra-Afghan talks.

January 14, 2020

Pakistan’s Lost Hope of Civilian Supremacy

By Daud Khattak
When Pakistan's opposition joined forces with the government to extend General Bajwa's term as army chief, it was a blow to pro-democracy activists.

December 03, 2019

The Larger Significance of Pakistan’s Army Chief Extension Debate

By Daud Khattak
General Bajwa may well get to serve another three years, but that shouldn’t mask the changes underway in Pakistan’s politics.

November 15, 2019

Pakistan’s Sit-In Protests Come to an End, But Key Issues Remain Unresolved

By Daud Khattak
The protest might be over, but the central civilian-military tussle persists.
November 06, 2019

Pakistan’s Massive March Calls out Military Overreach

By Daud Khattak
The Azadi March has brought the religious right and secular left together on a one-point agenda of civilian supremacy.

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