Unpacking the Afghan Conundrum

Sabtain Ahmed Dar After spending around $1 trillion in Afghanistan, the United States  is leaving that country without achieving the political and security...

FATF and Pakistan: The Hard Choices

Hassan Aslam Shad Pakistan remaining in the Financial Action Task Force’s grey list, despite its unprecedented progress in implementing the 27-point action plan did...

Changing Tack on Kashmir

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery An impassioned, historic speech by Pakistan’ premier Imran Khan at the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) in 2019, was a...

Debating Comprehensive Security in Pakistan

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery Much before becoming the country’s premier, Imran Khan, delivering a keynote address at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, said: “food security would be a big issue...

Pakistan’s Continuing FATF Misery

Hassan Aslam Shad The February FATF Plenary has ended with the expected outcome: Pakistan has done “well” but not “well enough”. In other words, Pakistan remains on the FATF grey...

Pakistan, Lawfare, and the Fight for Kashmir

Hassan Aslam Shad Media was rife with reports last week about the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopting a Pakistan-sponsored resolution on the peoples’ right of self-determination titled “Universal realization...

Kashmir is Firmly on OIC and Global Agenda

Ahmed Quraishi The most important challenge for Indian diplomacy on the festering conflict in Kashmir is to ensure that it is not raised at any forum outside India. Any discussion...

From Conflict to Peace: Recalibrating Pak-Afghan Relations

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery  Recently, it was announced that, Pakistan's Prime Minister, Imran Khan, will visit Kabul later this month. This would be PM Khan's first official visit to Afghanistan...

The Pitfalls of the Indo-U.S. Embrace

Anum A. Khan  The June 15, 2020 clash between India and China is fittingly in-line with a famous saying, “Imprudence is a moral failing of sorts, but alas it ranks...

Mapping Prospects and Roadblocks in the Afghan Peace Process

Rahimullah Yousafzai Two positive developments in recent days have raised hopes after weeks of uncertainty that the implementation of the Taliban-U.S. peace deal signed in Doha, Qatar on February 29...

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Counterterrorism for Cash? The Taliban, Kabul, and a Neighborhood of Insecurities

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Post-U.S. Withdrawal Afghanistan: A New Strategic Power Corridor

Raoof Hasan Events are taking shape around us at a quick pace which could cultivate a strategic shift in...

Taliban Won the War: What Lies Ahead?

Sabtain Ahmed Dar In January 1989, most of the Soviet forces went back home yet the inner ring of...
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