The US and Iran have been holding quiet talks. That is good news for Afghanistan, I explain here.
My new article, available here, considers the political ramifications of the S-400 missile deal between India and Russia.
I have a new piece up at TRT World on the escalating crisis in US-Saudi relations, and the possibility that Riyadh will get closer to Russia and China as a result.
Pakistan’s next prime minister, Imran Khan, is often compared to the US President, Donald Trump. But there are various differences between the two politicians, as I explain in my latest piece.
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.
My latest, in today’s Mail on Sunday, takes an exclusive look at a new memoir about Guantanamo and torture by Mark Fallon, who oversaw interrogations there after 9/11.
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.