Af-Pak Desk



Pakistan: A Conditional Saudi Ally

Islamabad, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have much in common. Each country considers itself to be at the vanguard of the Muslim world, and both are home to predominantly Sunni populations. In spite of their similarities,…



Afghanistan: Hezb-i-Islami armed group signs peace deal

Kabul, Afghanistan has signed a peace agreement with Hezb-i-Islami, paving the way for the armed group’s commander, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, to make a political comeback despite allegations of war crimes during the 1990s. Government officials praised Thursday’s…