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Rahimullah Yusufzai is a Peshawar-based senior journalist who covers events in the NWFP, FATA, Balochistan and Afghanistan. His work appears in the Pakistani and international media. He has also contributed chapters to books on the region.

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The Last Stand

Zarb-e-Azb is nearing its end but, with the TTP hiding in Afghanistan, success does not mean a complete halt to terrorist attacks.

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[21 Jan 2016 | Comments Off | ]
Heart of Darkness

Despite coming together at the Heart of Asia conference, the mutual suspicion between Pakistan and Afghanistan makes peace in the region a distant possibility.

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[14 Dec 2015 | Comments Off | ]
The IS Footprint in Pakistan

To what extent has IS infiltrated the jihadi network in Pakistan?

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[19 Nov 2015 | Comments Off | ]
Cover Story: Diplomacy on the Brink

The Track 2 dialogues between Pakistan and India suffer from the same reflexive defensiveness that has thwarted peace in the region.

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[23 Oct 2015 | Comments Off | ]
Cover Story: Now Brothers Now Enemies

The mistrust between Islamabad and Kabul has made it virtually impossible to cooperate in the war against terror.

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[16 Apr 2015 | Comments Off | ]
Man on a Mission

Unlike the mercurial Karzai, Dr Ashraf Ghani managed to win friends and influence people on Capitol Hill on his recent trip to the US.

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[26 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | ]
Cover Story: State of Denial

Unless Kabul and Islamabad decide to roll back their policies, AfPak relations will
continue to be plagued by uncertainty.

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[13 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | ]
War Without End

Despite the army’s wide-ranging successes in its military operation, the militant threat refuses to go away.

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[15 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
ISIS: The New Player

The appearance of ISIS literature in Afghan refugee camps in Peshawar sends alarm bells ringing across the country.

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[22 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | ]
The ‘Foreign’ Hand

Besides the TTP and Al-Qaeda, Pakistan has to contend with a deadly foreign militant group – the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.