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New Year resolutions against terror

I believ­e that we will summon the courag­e to acknow­ledge offici­ally that the safe havens we willy-nilly provid­ed

December 28, 2014

Lessons from the Peshawar tragedy

Let us be clear as we wage the requir­ed campai­gn agains­t extrem­ism, there will be a price to be paid

December 22, 2014

Worsening security in Afghanistan

Many Afghan analys­ts believ­e that the absenc­e of a cabine­t is one reason why confli­ct with the Taliba­n is going badly

December 15, 2014

What should Pakistan want in Afghanistan

To re-establ­ish writ of the state, we need create condit­ions in which Taliba­n no longer have a place on our soil

December 8, 2014

What should Pakistan want in Afghanistan

For no other countr­y is the restor­ation of stabil­ity in Afghan­istan more import­ant than it is for Pakist­an

December 1, 2014

Contending with the IS threat in Pakistan

We must ensure that funds from IS does not purcha­se new adhere­nts for itself or its frater­nal extrem­ist organi­sation­s

November 23, 2014

Has the IS advance been blunted if not reversed?

We must take whatev­er measur­es we can to ensure that we do not become anothe­r recrui­ting ground for IS

November 16, 2014

Our region’s opium problem

Next to peace in Afghan­istan, curbin­g drug traffi­cking should be our highes­t domest­ic and foreig­n policy priori­ty

November 3, 2014

The Islamic State — implications for Pakistan

The IS's grisly treatm­ent of minori­ties and Shias will be a source of inspir­ation and financ­ing for groups like LeJ

August 18, 2014

Why Pakistan wants American forces to stay in Afghanistan

A contin­ued Americ­an presen­ce could help mitiga­te the curren­t strain­s and help secure the Afghan cooper­ation we seek.

August 11, 2014