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Understanding the Realpolitik Behind Pakistan's FATA-KP Provincial Merger
May 30, 2018
Understanding the Realpolitik Behind Pakistan's FATA-KP Provincial Merger
Why did a long-proposed idea to unite FATA and KP finally come to fruition now, in 2018?
Understanding the Realpolitik Behind Pakistan's FATA-KP Provincial Merger
Is the Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement a Threat to the Pakistani Military's Interests?
April 26, 2018
Is the Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement a Threat to the Pakistani Military's Interests?
The military is taking the grievances of Pakistan's disgruntled Pashtuns seriously.
Is the Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement a Threat to the Pakistani Military's Interests?
'Pashtun Diplomacy' in Afghan Foreign Policy
March 11, 2017
'Pashtun Diplomacy' in Afghan Foreign Policy
Historically, Kabul has had many different motives for engaging with Pakistani Pashtuns.
'Pashtun Diplomacy' in Afghan Foreign Policy
Pakistan, Islamism, and the Fear of Afghan Nationalism 
March 03, 2017
Pakistan, Islamism, and the Fear of Afghan Nationalism 
Pakistan's long history of undermining Afghan and Pashtun nationalism and promoting pan-Islamism instead.
Pakistan, Islamism, and the Fear of Afghan Nationalism 
Pakistan’s Pashtun Profiling
March 01, 2017
Pakistan’s Pashtun Profiling
Pakistan's government is labeling Pashtuns as terror suspects based solely on ethnicity.
Pakistan’s Pashtun Profiling
Pakistan’s Militant Dilemma
January 28, 2016
Pakistan’s Militant Dilemma
Pakistan needs to address the underlying ideologies driving radicalization within its borders.
Pakistan’s Militant Dilemma
Ashraf Ghani and the Pashtun Dilemma
January 18, 2015
Ashraf Ghani and the Pashtun Dilemma
If he is to succeed, Afghanistan’s president will need to come to grips with the country’s ethnic tensions.
Ashraf Ghani and the Pashtun Dilemma
Why Afghanistan Won't End Up Like Iraq
June 18, 2014
Why Afghanistan Won't End Up Like Iraq
Despite some worrying signs, Saturday’s elections in Afghanistan offer some positive glimpses of Afghanistan’s future.
Why Afghanistan Won't End Up Like Iraq
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