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Abdul Basit
Abdul Basit

  • December 12, 2019

    Dealing with digital IS

    This year has been a bad one for the Islamic State terrorist group. After losing the self-declared physical caliphate in March and Abu Bakr...

  • December 03, 2019

    Back on track?

    US President Donald Trump, on a surprise Thanksgiving trip to Afghanistan on November 28, announced that the stalled talks with the Afghan Taliban...

  • November 05, 2019

    Handling the maulana

    Who would have thought that the PTI's winter of discontent would arrive so soon – and that too at the hands of Maulana Fazlur Rehman, whom the...

  • October 30, 2019

    After Baghdadi

    On October 27, the US Special Operations forces killed the dreaded leader of the Islamic State , Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, in Syria’s Idlib province....

  • October 22, 2019

    Reviving the peace talks

    Following an informal meeting between the Taliban’s Qatar office representatives and the US chief negotiator Zalmay Kahlilzad in Islamabad, both...

  • May 29, 2019

    No meaningful progress

    Narendra Modi’s emphatic election victory is not only a reaffirmation of his Hindu nationalist agenda but also an endorsement of his muscular...

  • December 30, 2018

    After the drawdown

    US President Donald Trump’s announcement to pull out 7,000 US troops from Afghanistan took both his allies and adversaries by surprise. As...