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Pakistan’s Scramble for a Peaceful and Stable Afghanistan
September 22, 2022

Pakistan’s Scramble for a Peaceful and Stable Afghanistan

By Mohammad Ali Zafar
The country's initial euphoria at the Taliban victory has given way to concern as several troubling developments threaten its regional interests.

Pakistan Warns Afghanistan Not to Shelter Militants
April 18, 2022

Pakistan Warns Afghanistan Not to Shelter Militants

By Kathy Gannon
Militant attacks in Pakistan have grown since the Taliban came to power last year.
Afghanistan and Pakistan’s Troubles Won’t End With the Taliban Victory
January 26, 2022

Afghanistan and Pakistan’s Troubles Won’t End With the Taliban Victory

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The Durand Line continues to bedevil Af-Pak relations. One doesn’t recognize it; the other ignores it when convenient.

Taliban-Pakistan Ties Run Into Trouble
January 11, 2022

Taliban-Pakistan Ties Run Into Trouble

By Umair Jamal
Taliban’s recent confrontation of Pakistan over its fencing of the disputed Durand Line, which Afghanistan does not recognize, has taken many by surprise.

Project Taliban: An Anti-Pashtun Initiative?
July 27, 2021

Project Taliban: An Anti-Pashtun Initiative?

By Bilquees Daud
Pashtuns on both sides of the Durand line have been at the receiving end of some of the most grotesque and intense violence by the Taliban.

Will Pakistan's Wall Work?
January 19, 2019

Will Pakistan's Wall Work?

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
Pakistan is building a wall along its border with Afghanistan. Will it actually make the country safer?

After Border Skirmish, Afghanistan and Pakistan Cite Vastly Divergent Casualty Counts
May 08, 2017

After Border Skirmish, Afghanistan and Pakistan Cite Vastly Divergent Casualty Counts

By Ankit Panda
Pakistan claims to have killed 50 Afghan security personnel -- a claim strongly denied by Afghanistan.
'Pashtun Diplomacy' in Afghan Foreign Policy
March 11, 2017

'Pashtun Diplomacy' in Afghan Foreign Policy

By Ahmad Bilal Khalil
Historically, Kabul has had many different motives for engaging with Pakistani Pashtuns.

Why Is Pakistan Expelling Afghan Refugees?
October 07, 2016

Why Is Pakistan Expelling Afghan Refugees?

By Umair Jamal
The "reverse exodus" of Afghan refugees will destroy another generation of Afghans.

The Torkham Incident: Why Afghanistan and Pakistan Exchanged Fire
June 21, 2016

The Torkham Incident: Why Afghanistan and Pakistan Exchanged Fire

By Rohan Joshi
The tensions that led to an explosion of hostilities across the Afghan-Pakistan border have been long simmering.

Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Has Failed, Resulting in Regional Isolation
June 15, 2016

Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Has Failed, Resulting in Regional Isolation

By Aziz Amin Ahmadzai & Mona Naseer
Pakistan's regional isolation can't be in its long-term national self-interest.
Bridging the Pashtun Divide
February 10, 2015

Bridging the Pashtun Divide

By Aziz Amin Ahmadzai and Mona Naseer
Pashtuns on both sides of the Durand Line need to display a little more empathy towards each other.

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