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Abdul Basit
Abdul Basit

  • 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...

  • November 28, 2018

    From cooperation to collaboration

    The kidnapping and murder of S P Tahir Dawar, the foiled attack on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi, and the suicide attack in the lower Orakzai...

  • November 11, 2018

    Fruits of appeasement

    Following the Supreme Court’s landmark decision to acquit Aasia Bibi in a blasphemy case, the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan locked down the...

  • July 22, 2018

    Pre-poll violence

    Ahead of the general elections on July 25, terrorism has again reared its ugly head in Pakistan, threatening the security of political leaders and...