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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].

Posts by Muhammad Akbar Notezai
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May 20, 2019

Can Pakistan Protect CPEC?

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
An attack on a luxury hotel in the heart of Gwadar proves that Pakistan's military-centric approach is failing.
April 25, 2019

Fear and Loathing in Balochistan 

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
Terror attacks and violence continues to plague the province – and the Hazaras bear the brunt of the danger.

February 27, 2019

New Trends in Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Ties

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
Pakistan is drawing closer than ever to Saudi Arabia, with consequences for its relations with Iran.

January 19, 2019

Will Pakistan's Wall Work?

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
Pakistan is building a wall along its border with Afghanistan. Will it actually make the country safer?

November 26, 2018

Why Balochs Are Targeting China

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
CPEC, Balochistan, and unresolved political issues are a potent mix.
October 30, 2018

Trouble at the Pakistan-Iran Border

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
The Baloch-dominated border area used to be a source of cooperation for Islamabad and Tehran. What went wrong?

August 20, 2018

Michael Kugelman on Pakistan's Future Under Imran Khan

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
What will Pakistan’s foreign policy look like under new Prime Minister Imran Khan?
July 11, 2018

Is China Influencing Pakistan’s Elections?

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
CPEC is a major campaign point, for better or worse, in the run-up to Pakistan's elections.

May 25, 2018

The Plight of Pakistan's Journalists

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
The free press is being suffocated in Pakistan.

January 24, 2018

Pakistan’s Burgeoning Relationship with China

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
The two countries enjoy increasingly robust ties, at least at the official level.

July 09, 2017

Iran-Pakistan at the Crossroads?

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
A tradition of cooperation is giving way to a much more complicated relationship
January 09, 2017

The Rise of Religious Extremism in Balochistan

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
“Once you unleash these monsters, as you know from Afghanistan, you cannot control them.”

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