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Top Pakistan Diplomat Details Taliban Plan
September 23, 2021

Top Pakistan Diplomat Details Taliban Plan

By Edith M. Lederer
"Yes, there are no women yet," Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi said of the Taliban government. "But let us let the situation evolve."
Vaccination in an Indian Border District: Against All Odds
September 23, 2021

Vaccination in an Indian Border District: Against All Odds

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
Treacherous terrain, poor connectivity, and low population density makes the vaccination drive in Arunachal Pradesh’s Dibang Valley extremely challenging.

Under Taliban, Thriving Afghan Music Scene Heads to Silence
September 23, 2021

Under Taliban, Thriving Afghan Music Scene Heads to Silence

By Bernat Armangue
Afghanistan has a strong musical tradition and a thriving pop music scene -- now cowed into silence by the Taliban’s rise.

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.

Does the Afghan Debacle Signal Declining US Influence?
September 22, 2021

Does the Afghan Debacle Signal Declining US Influence?

By Niha Dagia
Experts say to maintain influence Washington “will need at a minimum to recognize the Taliban government.”
BJP Goes to Town With Modi’s Birthday Bash
September 22, 2021

BJP Goes to Town With Modi’s Birthday Bash

By Neeta Lal
The public-facing celebration “amounts to a personality cult hitherto unseen in contemporary Indian politics.”

A Glimpse at What Went Wrong with the Afghan SIV Process
September 21, 2021

A Glimpse at What Went Wrong with the Afghan SIV Process

By Catherine Putz
Two June 2020 State OIG reports illustrate some of the long-known, ever-unresolved issues stymieing the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa process.
The BJP is Playing the Communal Card Again
September 21, 2021

The BJP is Playing the Communal Card Again

By Tarushi Aswani
The Uttar Pradesh chief minister alleged that Muslims are cornering most of the state-subsidized food-grain rations.

India’s Confused Approach to Afghanistan
September 20, 2021

India’s Confused Approach to Afghanistan

By Mohamed Zeeshan
New Delhi will need to institutionalize scenario planning in foreign policy making if it is keen to shape global events.

Under Taliban Rule: Calm Chaos Prevails in Kabul 
September 18, 2021

Under Taliban Rule: Calm Chaos Prevails in Kabul 

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
A month after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the capital is calm but everything is uncertain. A nation lives in fear. 

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. 

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