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Quetta Hotel Attack: CPEC in the Pakistan Taliban’s Crosshairs?

Photo from the aftermath of a 2016 bombing attack in Quetta. modified, cc Voice of America, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?sort=last_edit_desc&search=quetta+bomb+filetype%3Abitmap&title=Special%3ASearch&profile=advanced&fulltext=1&advancedSearch-current=%7B%22fields%22%3A%7B%22filetype%22%3A%22bitmap%22%7D%7D&ns0=1&ns6=1&ns14=1#/media/File:August_2016_Quetta_attacks_army.jpg

Was the targeting of China’s ambassador a coincidence, or does it represent a change of tact on the part of the Pakistan Taliban?

Alienation and Insurgency in Baluchistan

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What is behind the ongoing unrest in Pakistan’s Baluchistan region?

Existential Narratives in the Early Years of Modern Pakistan

Sh. Rajiv Gandhi with Mr. Muhammad Zia-Ul-Haq, President of Pakistan, cc Flickr Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

From its birth, the state of Pakistan has always been a work in process.

The Great Game Revived: Pakistan’s Interests in Afghanistan

PakistanGrungeFlag, cc Flickr Nicolas Raymond, Flickr, Modified, http://freestock.ca/flags_maps_g80-pakistan_grunge_flag_p1062.html, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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

Chinaflag, cc Nicholas Raymond, modified, http://freestock.ca/flags_maps_g80-china_grunge_flag_p1029.html

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?

PakistanKhAn, cc Flickr Chatham House, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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

Backgrounder: Pakistan Election

PakistanElectionProcession, cc Flickr Wasif Malik, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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

USArmy, cc Flickr The U.S. Army, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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?

DTrump, cc Flickr Gage Skidmore, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

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

Trump to Decide on America’s Longest War

Donald_Trump, cc Flickr Gage Skidmore, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

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

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