Thursday 29 July 2021
July 16, 2021
Gandhara Briefing: Taliban Rule, China’s Dilemma, Pakistan Border
In this week's newsletter, we bring you the latest on how the Taliban is returning to its harsh rule in Afghanistan, the dilemma China faces in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and why three Central Asian nations are anxious about developments across their borders in Afghanistan.
July 02, 2021
Gandhara Briefing: U.S. Support, Central Asia, Pakistan Suicides
This week's Gandhara Briefing brings you the inside stories on Afghanistan's uncertain future, why Pakistani women are setting themselves on fire, and why Afghanistan's Central Asian neighbors are worried over the Taliban's advances. Please subscribe!
June 25, 2021
Gandhara Briefing: Taliban Volunteers, Usman Kakar, Vaccine Shortage
As the United States heads for a complete exit from Afghanistan, support for the Afghan Taliban’s war effort remains robust in Pakistan amid recriminations between Kabul and Islamabad. Taliban sanctuaries and this support network will be critical in determining Afghanistan’s post-withdrawal future.
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.