Wednesday 23 June 2021
June 11, 2021
Gandhara Briefing: Pakistan Road Deaths, Afghan COVID, China
This week's Gandhara Briefing gives you the inside stories on the staggering casualties on Balochistan's roads, Afghanistan's struggle against a third wave of COVID, and China's balancing act amid political turmoil in Pakistan.
May 21, 2021
Gandhara Briefing: Durand Line, Pakistani Taliban, Box Camera
This week’s Gandhara Briefing looks at how Pakistan’s border fence is causing mounting problems for Pashtun tribes straddling the Durand Line, the revival of the Pakistani Taliban, and how a con artist and an Afghan princess clouded Afghan efforts to establish an alliance with Washington.
May 14, 2021
Gandhara Briefing: Hazara Attack, EU Trade, Afghan Migrants
This week's Gandhara Briefing offers incisive pieces on how escalating violence is rapidly killing off hopes for peace in Afghanistan, the EU is pressuring Pakistan to improve its rights record, and former Afghan combatants long for peace.
May 07, 2021
Gandhara Briefing: Afghan Crisis, Bin Laden, Pamir Kyrgyz
This week’s Gandhara Briefing brings you insightful pieces on the economic catastrophe Afghanistan faces in the wake of U.S. withdrawal, why Pakistan has failed to rein in Islamist militants since bin Laden's killing, and how the Taliban divides Afghan elites in a bid to overthrow the government.
April 30, 2021
Gandhara Briefing: China Policy, Iran Border, Mohammad Ilyas Dayee
This week's Gandhara Briefing gives you the inside stories on how China and Iran are hedging their bets in Afghanistan after the U.S. withdrawal, a humanitarian crisis along Pakistan's closed border with Iran, and whether Washington will reposition troops in countries neighboring Afghanistan.
April 23, 2021
Gandhara Briefing: Hindu Conversions, Civil War, Afghan Forces
This week's Gandhara Briefing offers you the inside stories on Pakistan’s controversial Hindu conversions of teenage girls and how the empowerment of the Taliban and warlords is reviving fears over a renewed civil war in Afghanistan.
April 16, 2021
Gandhara Briefing: U.S. Withdrawal, Taliban 2.0., Anti-French Protests
This week's Gandhara Briefing brings you the inside stories on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, whether the Taliban has turned over a new leaf, and how Pakistan is fighting the Frankenstein’s monster it once created.
April 09, 2021
Gandhara Briefing: Afghan Nomads, Russian Policy, Pakistani Military
This week's Gandhara Briefing gives you the inside stories on Afghanistan's vanishing nomads, a proposed Pakistani law that will see military critics imprisoned and fined, and a look at Russia's diplomatic maneuvers to assume a central role in shaping Afghanistan's furure.
April 01, 2021
Pakistan’s Dilemma, Tatars, Afghan Jews: Your Briefing From Afghanistan And Pakistan
This week's Gandhara Briefing offers you the inside stories on whether Pakistan is destined to reprise its past role in Afghanistan, the recognition of Tatars as an ethnolinguistic group in Afghanistan, and why the last Afghan Jew is leaving his country.