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The Great Game Revived: Pakistan’s Interests in Afghanistan

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With a US pullout likely, regional players are scrambling to shore up their long-term interests in Afghanistan. This article examines the military and economic objectives driving Pakistan’s foreign policy there.

Belt and Rage: China Consulate Attacked in Karachi

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The attack in Karachi reflects animosity toward Chinese investment in Pakistan’s tribal regions. It may also be a sign of things to come.

Is Pakistan’s PM Imran Riding the Tiger?

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Pakistan's state institutions have long nurtured religious fundamentalism, but sooner or later the chickens will come home to roost.

Backgrounder: Pakistan Election

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Millions of Pakistanis will head to the polls on July 25 to elect a new government, braving a wave of election-related violence across the country.

The Afghanistan War under Trump

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President Trump has ruled out negotiations with the Taliban just as a BBC study revealed the militant group’s sprawling presence over large swathes of Afghanistan.

Will Trump Sink US-Pakistan Relations in 2018?

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President Trump has one of the United States’ most dysfunctional relationships in his crosshairs.

Trump to Decide on America’s Longest War

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The Trump administration is mulling a fresh new approach to the Afghanistan quagmire: giving up.

Pakistan in the US, the US in Pakistan: Self-Denial is the Biggest Threat to World Peace

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Warped views on both sides of the bilateral equation are acting as a destabilizing force.

FLASH: New Taliban Leader Appointed

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Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada has been named the new leader of the Taliban, and unsurprisingly he fiercely opposes any political reconciliation with Kabul.

Taliban Leader Mansour Killed in US Drone Strike

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The removal of Taliban leader Mullah Mansour will resonate in the AfPak region for years to come.

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