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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 06, 2021
US South Asia Policy: The Fallout From Afghanistan
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Michael Kugelman.
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.
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.