Zarb-e-Azb is nearing its end but, with the TTP hiding in Afghanistan, success does not mean a complete halt to terrorist attacks.
Despite coming together at the Heart of Asia conference, the mutual suspicion between Pakistan and Afghanistan makes peace in the region a distant possibility.
To what extent has IS infiltrated the jihadi network in Pakistan?
The Track 2 dialogues between Pakistan and India suffer from the same reflexive defensiveness that has thwarted peace in the region.
The mistrust between Islamabad and Kabul has made it virtually impossible to cooperate in the war against terror.
Unlike the mercurial Karzai, Dr Ashraf Ghani managed to win friends and influence people on Capitol Hill on his recent trip to the US.
Unless Kabul and Islamabad decide to roll back their policies, AfPak relations will
continue to be plagued by uncertainty.
Despite the army’s wide-ranging successes in its military operation, the militant threat refuses to go away.
The appearance of ISIS literature in Afghan refugee camps in Peshawar sends alarm bells ringing across the country.
Besides the TTP and Al-Qaeda, Pakistan has to contend with a deadly foreign militant group – the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.