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."
September 15, 2021
With Taliban’s Rise, India Sees Renewed Threat in Kashmir
By Aijaz Hussain
The Taliban victory has boosted the hope of anti-India terror groups in the region.
September 07, 2021
Kyrgyzstan Effectively Suspends Visas for Pakistan, India Amid Afghanistan Stress
By Catherine Putz
A pandemic-related influx of Pakistani and other South Asian travelers mixed with Afghanistan worries to produce a xenophobic backlash on social media.
August 17, 2021
The Taliban’s Careful Cheerleaders: Pakistan’s Statements on the Fall of Kabul
By Krzysztof Iwanek
Islamabad has always secretly supported the Taliban. Now it is laying the ground to do so openly.
August 13, 2021
Is There Space in Pakistan for Women on Their Own?
By Nushmiya Sukhera
The expected arc of a woman’s life in Pakistan is living in her parents’ home and then that of her husband. But more women are striking out alone, seeking independence.
August 07, 2021
Pakistan’s Hindu Temple Ransacking Has Deep Ideological Roots
By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Pakistan’s anti-Hindu bigotry remains uniquely institutionalized.
August 05, 2021
Can Uzbekistan and Pakistan Help Stabilize Afghanistan?
By James Durso
Focusing on trade networks, Afghanistan’s neighbors hope to forge regional stability in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal.
July 28, 2021
South Asia’s Cultural Climate Is at Risk. What Can the US Do?
By Knox Thames
Encouraging South Asian nations to protect their historic multiculturalism will help reduce human rights violations, protect religious and ethnic minorities, and promote peace and stability.
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.
July 20, 2021
US Peace Envoy Visits Islamabad as Pakistan-Afghan Ties Sour
By Kathy Gannon
Zalmay Khalilzad's visit came just hours after Afghanistan withdrew its ambassador from Pakistan.
July 09, 2021
The China-Pakistan Partnership Continues to Deepen
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The already deep Sino-Pakistani military and strategic relationship is set to deepen further for myriad reasons.
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.