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Ishtiaq Ahmad

Ishtiaq Ahmad is a former journalist, who has subsequently served as the Vice Chancellor of Sargodha University in Pakistan and the Quaid-e-Azam Fellow at the University of Oxford.

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Taming the Taliban

The Taliban have emerged as an unrivalled force in Afghanistan. For the first time, they have taken full control of the country without any formidable military resistance in the foreseeable future. This leaves the world with no option but to deal with Afghanistan’s new political reality.

August 19, 2021

Return of a hard-line Iran raises worrying questions

With the assumption of the Iranian presidency by a hard-line leader whose political interests seem to align with the dogmatic vision of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Iran is likely to become more aggressive in its external behavior.

August 11, 2021