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India Keeps Lid on Kashmir’s Internet 6 Months Into Lockdown
February 15, 2020

India Keeps Lid on Kashmir’s Internet 6 Months Into Lockdown

By Associated Press
Months after the lockdown began, Kashmir's internet remains hobbled and on lockdown.

Why the Taliban Won’t Cut Ties with Iran
February 15, 2020

Why the Taliban Won’t Cut Ties with Iran

By Kashif Hussain
Iran and the Taliban share interests and see common threats in the wider region, they won’t split so easily.
Official Says US, Taliban Reach Afghanistan Truce Agreement
February 15, 2020

Official Says US, Taliban Reach Afghanistan Truce Agreement

By Associated Press
The commitment to a temporary "reduction in violence" would pave the way for the signing of a formal peace agreement.

Pakistan’s Efforts to Silence Dissenters Amplifies Their Causes
February 14, 2020

Pakistan’s Efforts to Silence Dissenters Amplifies Their Causes

By Daud Khattak
In the age of social media, labeling people traitors, infidels and foreign agents doesn’t necessarily inspire the self-censorship it once did.

Are US Forces Striking Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Members in Afghanistan for Islamabad?
February 14, 2020

Are US Forces Striking Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Members in Afghanistan for Islamabad?

By Umair Jamal
Are Pakistan and the United States on the same page regarding militants in Afghanistan?

What’s the True Human Cost of US Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan?
February 14, 2020

What’s the True Human Cost of US Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan?

By Catherine Putz
War-related deaths get headlines, but the ongoing reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan have had their human cost, too.

Radical Islamists Hold Filmmaking Hostage in Pakistan
February 14, 2020

Radical Islamists Hold Filmmaking Hostage in Pakistan

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Stopping the released of an award-winning film to appease an Islamist group sets a troubling precedent.
Beyond Rajapaksa’s Visit, Are India and Sri Lanka Really on the Same Page?
February 13, 2020

Beyond Rajapaksa’s Visit, Are India and Sri Lanka Really on the Same Page?

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
While the trip offered a chance to build on cooperation, it also reinforced existing differences between the two countries.

Pakistan: How ‘Accountability’ Became a Tool for Political Oppression
February 13, 2020

Pakistan: How ‘Accountability’ Became a Tool for Political Oppression

By Abdul Rehman
Pakistan’s judiciary acknowledges the political victimization of the opposition, backed by military agencies.

US, Taliban Close to ‘Reduction in Violence’ Agreement
February 13, 2020

US, Taliban Close to ‘Reduction in Violence’ Agreement

By Associated Press
What’s on offer: a seven-day reduction of violence.

Hindu Temple Handover: Inter-Faith Harmony on Display in Balochistan
February 12, 2020

Hindu Temple Handover: Inter-Faith Harmony on Display in Balochistan

By Adnan Aamir
A 200-year-old temple has been handed back to the local Hindu community after being taken over in 1947.
The Second Death of Mahatma Gandhi
February 12, 2020

The Second Death of Mahatma Gandhi

By Angel L. Martínez Cantera
The same ideology that assassinated Gandhi is defaming his legacy en route to reshaping India’s socio-political past, present, and future.

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