Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan

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?

Has the Islamic State Threat Bypassed India?

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India’s security and intelligence communities have remained one step ahead of Islamic State so far. But has the threat actually passed?

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.

Pakistan Offensive Risks Squandering Opportunity of TTP Split

Pakistan Army, cc Al Jazeera English

Last month’s attack on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi has all but ensured that government-led peace talks with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) are over.

Pakistan Attacks Signal Return of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan

Crescent moon and star on Pakistani flag

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan may have faded into the background over the past decade, but two high-profile airport attacks in Pakistan suggest that the militant group has returned as a threat.

Sharif and the Pakistan Taliban: Peace Talks Loss is Washington’s Gain

John Kerry and Nawaz Shariff

The Geopoliticalmonitor’s Zachary J. Rose takes a look at recent peace talks between the government and the Pakistan Taliban, and asks whether they were doomed to begin with.

The Pakistan Paradox

dilemmas of US-Pakistan relations

Withhold $800 million in military aid, let it go through, or double it- no matter what Washington does it can’t escape the paradox that Islamabad is its most important ally in the war on terror.

Taliban Talks? Think Again

US and Taliban interests and motivations

It seems that Afghan and NATO authorities are once more seeking a dialogue with the Taliban- even after last year’s debacle of being fooled by a ‘very clever’ Pakistani shopkeeper pretending to be a Taliban official.

Pakistan Stares into the Abyss

partial solar eclipse

In a stark example of how drastically a situation can change in just one week, it seems that Pakistan is once again teetering on the brink.

ANALYSIS: Can the Pakistani Army Hold on to Gains in South Waziristan?

Pakistan Paramilitary Troops

he Pakistani army managed to flush the Taliban out of their stronghold in South Waziristan in an offensive launched a year ago. But will they be able to keep them out?

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