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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. 

How the Taliban Used Pakistan
August 19, 2021

How the Taliban Used Pakistan

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The Taliban have returned to power in Afghanistan. Far from a victory, that could ultimately be a setback for Pakistan.
Will the Taliban Leadership Abandon Its Bases in Pakistan?
June 29, 2021

Will the Taliban Leadership Abandon Its Bases in Pakistan?

By Umair Jamal
In return for not hosting American bases on Pakistani soil, Islamabad wants the Afghan Taliban to rein in the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.

Pakistan Targets a Resurgent TTP as Uncertainty Looms in Afghanistan
June 05, 2021

Pakistan Targets a Resurgent TTP as Uncertainty Looms in Afghanistan

By Umair Jamal
The withdrawal of U.S. troops raises questions about Pakistan’s ability to target TTP militants in Afghanistan.

Spike in Violence Follows Failed Negotiations Between the Pakistani Taliban and Islamabad
April 03, 2021

Spike in Violence Follows Failed Negotiations Between the Pakistani Taliban and Islamabad

By Franz J. Marty
Sources reveal secret negotiations between Pakistan’s government and the TTP, which ultimately fell apart.

The Pakistani Taliban is Back
March 09, 2021

The Pakistani Taliban is Back

By Daud Khattak
Over the past two years, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has re-emerged. The group poses a threat in Pakistan and beyond.

On the Taliban, Pakistan, and Islamic State: An Interview With the Former TTP Spokesman
April 20, 2020

On the Taliban, Pakistan, and Islamic State: An Interview With the Former TTP Spokesman

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
In an ironic twist, Ehsanullah Ehsan is championing human rights after fleeing Pakistan.
Did Pakistan Win the Afghanistan War?
March 31, 2020

Did Pakistan Win the Afghanistan War?

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Pakistan is jubilant over the U.S.-Taliban peace deal, but celebration may be premature.

Ehsanullah Ehsan’s Escape and Pakistan’s Militant Landscape
February 12, 2020

Ehsanullah Ehsan’s Escape and Pakistan’s Militant Landscape

By Umair Jamal
What does the controversial militant leader's escape tell us about Pakistan's fight against militants?

Why Pakistan Isn’t Changing Its Taliban Policy
October 25, 2018

Why Pakistan Isn’t Changing Its Taliban Policy

By Samuel Ramani
Prime Minister Imran Khan isn’t likely to radically change Pakistan’s complicated relationship with the Taliban.

Terrorism in Asia: The Global Village Effect
August 01, 2018

Terrorism in Asia: The Global Village Effect

By Neil Thompson
How extremists in Asia are feeding off each others’ unrelated conflicts.
Pakistan’s Anti-Taliban Party on the Hit List Again
July 12, 2018

Pakistan’s Anti-Taliban Party on the Hit List Again

By Daud Khattak
A brazen attack on the Awami National Party shatter hopes of a peaceful campaign season in Pakistan.

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