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US Envoy Lauds Pakistan’s Role in Afghan Peace Talks Process
September 15, 2020

US Envoy Lauds Pakistan’s Role in Afghan Peace Talks Process

By Associated Press
Washington's peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and a U.S. delegation visiting Pakistan praised its assistance.

Can PTI and PPP Cooperate in Karachi?
September 12, 2020

Can PTI and PPP Cooperate in Karachi?

By Umair Jamal
Karachi is in ruins and the likely cooperation between the PTI and PPP is not going to change anything. 
Taliban Return to Doha, Setting Stage for Afghan Peace Talks
September 08, 2020

Taliban Return to Doha, Setting Stage for Afghan Peace Talks

By Associated Press
The delayed negotiations are the second, critical part to a peace deal the U.S. signed with the Taliban in February in Doha.

What Does the Controversial Anti-Money Laundering Bill Tell Us About Pakistani Politics?
August 28, 2020

What Does the Controversial Anti-Money Laundering Bill Tell Us About Pakistani Politics?

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan’s parliament rejected a major Anti-Money Laundering Bill, claiming the government had left out the opposition’s amendments.

Taliban Negotiators Visit Pakistan to Talk Afghan Peace Push
August 24, 2020

Taliban Negotiators Visit Pakistan to Talk Afghan Peace Push

By Associated Press
The Taliban delegation, led by their political chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, will discuss with Pakistan's leaders the "recent developments in Afghanistan's peace process.”

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan Reunifies with Uncertain Consequences
August 18, 2020

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan Reunifies with Uncertain Consequences

By Umair Jamal
Two major splinter groups recently reunited with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan. What that means for regional security remains unclear.

Has Kashmir Ceased to Be Pakistan’s Jugular Vein? 
August 13, 2020

Has Kashmir Ceased to Be Pakistan’s Jugular Vein? 

By Umair Jamal
It is high time that Pakistan’s policymakers trim the size of their Kashmir narrative to match the evident realities.
Imran Khan’s Populism Clashes With Pakistan’s Economic Realities 
August 11, 2020

Imran Khan’s Populism Clashes With Pakistan’s Economic Realities 

By Husain Haqqani
All politicians have to adjust or tweak policies, but the rate at which Imran Khan makes U-turns is dizzying. 

Why Did Pakistan Lay Claim to the Indian Territory of Junagadh? 
August 10, 2020

Why Did Pakistan Lay Claim to the Indian Territory of Junagadh? 

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The Junagadh issue had once been used to raise points in the Kashmir dispute. But this is no longer of significance.

How Pakistan’s Political Parties Spread Radicalism
July 29, 2020

How Pakistan’s Political Parties Spread Radicalism

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan’s political parties have gone so far to appease the radical Islamist right that they have become indistinguishable from the radicals. 

Balochi Militants Take Aim at Chinese Interests 
July 24, 2020

Balochi Militants Take Aim at Chinese Interests 

By Yumi Washiyama
Despite the mounting security risk to Chinese nationals, the sunk costs indicate a continued Chinese presence in Pakistan.
Why Can’t Pakistan’s Opposition Parties Remove the Khan Government?
July 24, 2020

Why Can’t Pakistan’s Opposition Parties Remove the Khan Government?

By Umair Jamal
Opposition political parties in Pakistan cannot topple the current government unless they are ready to anger the country’s powerful military. 

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