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Blame Game Won’t Help Pakistan’s Cricketing Cause
September 23, 2021

Blame Game Won’t Help Pakistan’s Cricketing Cause

By Umair Jamal
No Pakistani official has admitted to concerns emerging from the deteriorating security situation in Pakistan and the region.

Iran’s Membership Raises the SCO’s Profile – and Expectations
September 21, 2021

Iran’s Membership Raises the SCO’s Profile – and Expectations

By Ovigwe Eguegu and Javairyah Kulthum Aatif
After adding Tehran to its ranks, the SCO will face its biggest test yet: maintaining stability in Afghanistan.  
New Zealand Abandons Cricket Tour of Pakistan Over Security Concerns
September 18, 2021

New Zealand Abandons Cricket Tour of Pakistan Over Security Concerns

By Rizwan Ali
New Zealand Cricket called off its first match in Pakistan in 18 years, even though Pakistan’s government insisted that “no security threat of any kind exists.”

Pakistan’s Shameful Glee at the Taliban’s Rise
September 17, 2021

Pakistan’s Shameful Glee at the Taliban’s Rise

By Mohsin Dawar
An elected representative of North Waziristan urges the Pakistani government to confront the reality of what the Taliban’s rise to power in Afghanistan will mean for Pakistan. 

Afghan Women Footballers Flee to Pakistan
September 15, 2021

Afghan Women Footballers Flee to Pakistan

By Niha Dagia
The Afghan National Girls Youth Football team, its coaches, and their families were facing threats from the Taliban.

The US Can’t Blame Pakistan for Its Failure in Afghanistan
September 14, 2021

The US Can’t Blame Pakistan for Its Failure in Afghanistan

By Khawaja Akbar
Pakistan was a factor but by no means the most significant one in the Taliban’s rapid takeover.

Can CPEC Move Beyond Infrastructure?
September 10, 2021

Can CPEC Move Beyond Infrastructure?

By Muhammad Tayyab Safdar and Max C. Barte
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has largely failed to provide the manufacturing investment Pakistan so desperately needs.
Power Struggle in Kabul Worries Islamabad
September 08, 2021

Power Struggle in Kabul Worries Islamabad

By Umair Jamal
Infighting within the Taliban government has the potential to spiral into conflicts across Afghanistan, with spillover implications for Pakistan.

Kyrgyzstan Effectively Suspends Visas for Pakistan, India Amid Afghanistan Stress
September 07, 2021

Kyrgyzstan Effectively Suspends Visas for Pakistan, India Amid Afghanistan Stress

By Catherine Putz
A pandemic-related influx of Pakistani and other South Asian travelers mixed with Afghanistan worries to produce a xenophobic backlash on social media.

US South Asia Policy: The Fallout From Afghanistan
September 06, 2021

US South Asia Policy: The Fallout From Afghanistan

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Michael Kugelman.

Don’t Assume a Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan Means Smooth Sailing for Pakistan
September 03, 2021

Don’t Assume a Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan Means Smooth Sailing for Pakistan

By Maryam Raashed
Already, there are worrying signs that the Taliban are inclined to ignore Islamabad's most pressing concerns.
India Locks Down Kashmir After Top Separatist Leader’s Death
September 02, 2021

India Locks Down Kashmir After Top Separatist Leader’s Death

By Aijaz Hussain
Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who died late Wednesday at age 92, was buried in a local graveyard in a funeral organized by authorities under harsh restrictions.

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