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Thinking Aloud: “America’s Invisible Wars,” Part I

April 15, 2016 by Darius  I recently saw a panel discussion at the CATO Institute (I know, outside my normal range!) on “America’s Invisible Wars.”  The discussion focused on some of America’s lesser-known on-going interventions: Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia.  The … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Islamism and the Rise of ISIS: Is the Middle East Exceptional?”

Oct. 14, 2015 by Darius  Earlier this month, I saw Brookings fellow Shadi Hamid talk about “Islamism and the Rise of ISIS: Is the Middle East Exceptional?” Hamid mainly discussed recent trends in political Islam in the Middle East. According … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Getting Fleeced in Karachi

Sept. 28, 2015 by Darius  As part of celebrations for the holiday of Eid al-Adha last week, thousands of animals were sacrificed across the Muslim world, including Pakistan. In recent years, though, in Pakistan another seeming holiday tradition has followed … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Who’s in Charge of the Taliban?

“Who’s in Charge of the Taliban?” Foreign Policy, July 29, 2015 https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/07/29/whos-in-charge-of-the-taliban/ “Two days before the second official meeting between the Afghan government and the Taliban is scheduled to take place, fresh rumors are swirling that Taliban leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar, has … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Afghan-Pakistani Reconciliation: A Brief Thaw or Something More?” Part II

May 25, 2015 by Darius  [The US tends to look at Afghanistan through a security lens, but Afghanistan is part of a neighborhood, a neighborhood that includes Pakistan, China, India, and Central Asia.  Afghanistan’s neighborhood will influence the country’s future … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Afghan-Pakistani Reconciliation: A Brief Thaw or Something More?” Part I

May 24, 2015 by Darius  The US tends to look at Afghanistan through a security lens, but Afghanistan is part of a neighborhood, a neighborhood that includes Pakistan, China, India, and Central Asia.  Afghanistan’s neighborhood will influence the country’s future … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: A More Clear-Eyed Pakistan?

May 4, 2015 by Darius  I never thought I would write this, but Pakistan seems to have its head screwed on a bit straighter lately.  Two issues in particular lead me to this conclusion: the noticeable decline of pointless anti-Americanism … Continue reading

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