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Daud Khattak

Daud Khattak

Daud Khattak is managing editor for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Pashto language Mashaal Radio.

Daud Khattak is managing 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
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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.
October 25, 2019

The Taliban’s Diplomatic Reemergence

By Daud Khattak
Over the past few years, Moscow, Tehran and Beijing have warmed to the Taliban. What explains their change of heart?

October 10, 2019

Taliban: From Pariah to Diplomatic Reception

By Daud Khattak
From Moscow to Beijing, Tehran to Islamabad, Taliban delegations have found welcome in diplomatic halls.
September 13, 2019

Why Imran Khan’s ‘Kashmir Hour’ Fell Flat

By Daud Khattak
Why did the Pakistani prime minister's efforts appear to falter?

September 04, 2019

IS-K Can’t Scuttle the Afghan Peace Process

By Daud Khattak
There are many possible bumps on the road to peace in Afghanistan, but IS-K isn’t a top concern.

August 13, 2019

Why Are the Taliban Reluctant to Declare a Ceasefire?

By Daud Khattak
It's not only a negotiating tactic. There's real fear on the Taliban's end about what happens after the guns go silent.

July 23, 2019

What’s Behind the Pakistani Prime Minister’s Public Address in Washington DC?

By Daud Khattak
Amid domestic and foreign pressures, Imran Khan is trying to send a message by addressing a crowd in the U.S. capital.
May 31, 2019

Malala’s Father: ‘I Did Not Clip Her Wings’

By Daud Khattak
In a new book, Ziauddin Yousafzai recounts his struggle to challenge discrimination against girls and women in Pakistan.

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