In my new piece for The Diplomat, I look at the possibility that Pakistan’s new prime minister, Imran Khan, can fulfil his promise to boost bilateral relations with Iran.
Read my long essay on Afghanistan in this month’s issue of Pakistan Politico, which argues that Trump’s new strategy for the war has largely failed to achieve results.
Last week the Trump administration announced it would be suspending all US security assistance to Pakistan. Here is my new piece at Prospect Magazine arguing why that is a risky move.
Read my latest, which argues that Pakistan has gravitated away from the US and its allies, cultivating stronger ties with China and other countries outside the western bloc. This deprives the US of leverage and might undermine President Trump’s desire to pressurize Pakistan into changing its policies. (Thanks to the Center for Research & Security Studies in Islamabad, which also ran the piece on their website here).
Read my long essay responding to President Trump’s not-so-new strategy for the war in Afghanistan.
Read my latest at National Review Online arguing that Trump is right to resist the flawed Afghan strategy that has reportedly been presented to him.