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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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December 07, 2016

Arif Jamal: Why Jamaat-ud-Dawa Is a Bigger Threat Than ISIS

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
An interview with South Asia expert Arif Jamal.
September 04, 2016

Pakistan and Honor Killings

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
Will the recent murder of a celebrity finally prompt the government of Pakistan to act?

August 12, 2016

The Dilemma of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
Why can’t Islamabad get its foreign policy on track?

June 20, 2016

Islamist Discontent Over China’s Treatment of Uighurs

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
Pakistani activists are – quietly for now – unhappy at Beijing’s crackdown on Chinese Muslims.

June 07, 2016

Balochistan and the Killing of Mullah Akhtar Mansour

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
The drone strike that targeted the Taliban leader points to a troubling future for Pakistan’s largest province.
May 17, 2016

Interview: Peter Frankopan

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
The Oxford historian on China-Pakistan relations, the Silk Road, and implications for India.

May 11, 2016

The Panama Papers and a Turf War in Pakistan

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif finds himself on increasingly shaky ground.
May 08, 2016

Interview: Rajiva Wijesinha

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
A leading author on Sri Lanka’s efforts to repair relations with the Tamils.

April 30, 2016

Interview: Patrick Mendis

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
A discussion of Sri Lanka’s foreign policy under President Maithripala Sirisena

April 12, 2016

Militancy in Punjab

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
The recent bombing in Lahore underscores the problem with militancy in Pakistan’s most populous province.

March 10, 2016

Interview: Farahnaz Ispahani

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
“Christians, Hindus, Shia Muslims are under attack every day.”
February 25, 2016

Interview: Alex Vatanka

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
Iran's foreign policy is experiencing a moment of transformation.

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