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Pakistan’s Great Expectations of the Taliban
October 08, 2021

Pakistan’s Great Expectations of the Taliban

By Umair Jamal
Taliban leaders would not want to appear as Pakistan’s pawns as that would undermine their stature among the rank and file.

The TTP Has Redefined Its Goals: Should Pakistan Be Worried?
August 11, 2021

The TTP Has Redefined Its Goals: Should Pakistan Be Worried?

By Umair Jamal
In a recent interview, TTP chief Noor Wali Mehsud called for an independent state in Pakistan's tribal areas.
Difficult Decisions Lie Ahead for Pakistan Amid US Withdrawal From Afghanistan
July 08, 2021

Difficult Decisions Lie Ahead for Pakistan Amid US Withdrawal From Afghanistan

By Umair Jamal
The Pakistan military now believes that both the TTP and the Afghan Taliban are threats to the country’s national security.

State and Non-State Actors Alike Threaten Pakistani Women’s Rights
April 08, 2021

State and Non-State Actors Alike Threaten Pakistani Women’s Rights

By Umair Jamal
Between Prime Minister Imran Khan’s insensitive remarks and Pakistani Taliban threats, women in the country face an uphill battle for their rights.

The Biden Administration Needs to Junk Trump’s Deal With the Taliban
November 13, 2020

The Biden Administration Needs to Junk Trump’s Deal With the Taliban

By Carlo J.V. Caro
A Taliban controlled by Pakistan is a threat to regional and global security.

Warring Sides: Is There an End to Violence in South Asia? 
September 11, 2020

Warring Sides: Is There an End to Violence in South Asia? 

By Niha Dagia and Niha Dagia
What does the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s reunification mean for Afghanistan and Pakistan?

Ghani’s Visit to Pakistan: Questions to Answer
June 27, 2019

Ghani’s Visit to Pakistan: Questions to Answer

By Halimullah Kousary
The Afghan president is visiting Islamabad with renewed hope but also caution.
An Indian Perspective on Afghan Security
December 04, 2018

An Indian Perspective on Afghan Security

By Samuel Ramani
An interview with Brig. Gen. (retd) Venkataraman Mahalingam.

How Can Islamabad Further Isolate the Pakistani Taliban?
June 27, 2018

How Can Islamabad Further Isolate the Pakistani Taliban?

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan has a chance to isolate the militant group if the country decides to completely support the Afghan peace process.

Will US Sanctions on Hizbul Mujahideen Make Pakistan Reconsider Its ‘Good Taliban’?
August 18, 2017

Will US Sanctions on Hizbul Mujahideen Make Pakistan Reconsider Its ‘Good Taliban’?

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The Pakistani Foreign Office condemned sanctions as being “detrimental to Kashmir’s freedom struggle.”

What's Driving Russia-Pakistan Cooperation on Afghanistan?
May 09, 2017

What's Driving Russia-Pakistan Cooperation on Afghanistan?

By Samuel Ramani
A shared willingness to embrace the Taliban, plus suspicions about the U.S. role, bring Moscow and Islamabad together.
The Tangled History of the Afghanistan-India-Pakistan Triangle
December 16, 2016

The Tangled History of the Afghanistan-India-Pakistan Triangle

By Ahmad Bilal Khalil
Kabul's foreign policy approach has shifted between favoring India and Pakistan since the partition.

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