Monday 8 January 2018
January 07, 2018
Standoff Over Powerful Afghan Governor Foreshadows Bitter Election Fight
A standoff between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Atta Mohammad Noor, the powerful provincial governor he is trying to remove from his northern stronghold, is increasingly turning into a battle over next year's presidential election.
December 31, 2017
Searching For America's Changing Role In A Changing World
The time when the United States acted on the global stage as "the indispensable nation" is coming to a close as the geopolitical environment shifts and diversifies. Can the Trump administration find a way to effectively navigate this perilous transition?
December 23, 2017
Powerful Afghan Governor Defies Government, Refuses To Leave Post
One of Afghanistan's most powerful regional politicians has vowed to defy his ouster as governor of the northern province of Balkh, posing a potential threat to the shaky Western-backed governing coalition of President Ashraf Ghani.
December 19, 2017
Powerful Afghan Governor Vows To Fight His Disputed Ouster
One of Afghanistan's most powerful regional politicians has vowed to fight his ouster as governor of the northern province of Balkh, posing a potential threat to the shaky, Western-backed governing coalition of President Ashraf Ghani.
December 07, 2017
Pakistan’s Balochistan Conflict Reverberates In Europe
ears of government crackdowns and political maneuvering have prevented a fragmented Baluch nationalist insurgency from taking hold. But Islamabad's tough handling has added to the grievances in a region reeling from underdevelopment, poverty, and neglect.
November 27, 2017
Pakistani Islamists End Protests After Law Minister Resigns
Pakistani Islamist activists say they will call off their weeks-long protests after reaching agreement with the government for the resignation of the country’s law minister, possibly bringing an end to days of deadly clashes in the capital.
November 26, 2017
After Deadly Violence, Islamist Protesters Clash With Pakistani Police For Second Day
Islamist party activists have clashed with security forces for a second day on the outskirts of Islamabad, burning vehicles before withdrawing to a protest camp they have maintained for nearly three weeks.