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September 29, 2020
Opposition Unity Against The Military’s Political Role Heralds A Political Storm In Pakistan
Pakistan is on the cusp of a political storm after most major opposition parties demanded the country’s powerful generals surrender their stranglehold over politics and withdraw support for Prime Minister Imran Khan’s administration, which the opposition has vowed to oust through street agitation.
September 21, 2020
In Tough Reelection Bid, Trump Pushes Afghan Troop Withdrawal To Meet Campaign Promise
Intra-Afghan peace negotiations have begun in what is thought will be a long and difficult process with little progress expected by U.S. election day. Despite that, President Trump is pushing to withdraw more troops before the November vote in order to meet a campaign pledge.
September 14, 2020
Cease-Fire Test Looms Large Over Afghan Talks
As delegations of Afghan society and the hard-line Taliban Islamist movement decide the agenda of expected lengthy talks over their country’s future political system, the issue of a cease-fire between their combatants looms large over the peace process.
June 15, 2020
By Inaction, Pakistan Looks To Be Choosing Herd Immunity As Coronavirus Response
With rapidly rising confirmed coronavirus cases and limited testing, Pakistan seems to be on a trajectory toward herd immunity despite no official acknowledgment that this is the country’s default approach to combating the coronavirus pandemic.
June 10, 2020
Is Pakistan Ready To Crack Down On Afghan Taliban Sanctuaries?
In a visible attempt to jump-start talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, Pakistan’s powerful army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Afghanistan amid the coronavirus pandemic that is taking a mounting toll on the neighboring countries.
April 11, 2020
Pakistan In Delicate Balance With Coronavirus Lockdown Amid Fears Of Mass Resistance
With Pakistan under an unpopular lockdown aimed at fighting the coronavirus pandemic raging around the world, a large portion of the country's devout and poverty-stricken people are resisting limits on physical and social contacts and their mobility.
March 31, 2020
Are The Taliban Committed To Negotiating Peace In Afghanistan?
Weeks after the United States and Afghanistan’s Islamist Taliban movement signed an agreement to stipulate the withdrawal of foreign forces in return for counterterrorism guarantees, the hard-line movement has yet to begin talks with the Afghan government as outlined by the pact.