Abdul Basit

Abdul Basit

Abdul Basit is an associate research fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore.

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Opinion | Pakistan hopes Joe Biden will maintain Donald Trump’s Afghanistan policy to preserve the Taliban peace process

Afghanistan is Biden’s immediate foreign policy challenge, with options risking either the Taliban peace deal or decades of fragile progress. A continuation of Trump’s strategy would leave an ascendant role for the Taliban and a stable political order.

Afghanistan is Biden’s immediate foreign policy challenge, with options risking either the Taliban peace deal or decades of fragile progress. A continuation of Trump’s strategy would leave an ascendant role for the Taliban and a stable political order.

Pakistan hopes Joe Biden will maintain Donald Trump’s Afghanistan policy to preserve the Taliban peace process
6 Jan 2021 - 2:32AM
Opinion | How terrorist and extremist groups are exploiting coronavirus cracks in society

Al-Qaeda and Isis are using Covid-19 to forge legitimacy and draw more people to their violent causes, while right-wing extremists and white supremacists step up racist violence. Governments need to start preparing their defence

Al-Qaeda and Isis are using Covid-19 to forge legitimacy and draw more people to their violent causes, while right-wing extremists and white supremacists step up racist violence. Governments need to start preparing their defence

How terrorist and extremist groups are exploiting coronavirus cracks in society
2 May 2020 - 4:33AM
Opinion | Attacks on Chinese nationals and interests in Pakistan are likely to continue. Here’s why
  • Baloch separatists view Chinese investment, including the US$62b China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, as exploitation of local resources, while Pakistan’s support for militant proxies has kept the terror threat alive
  • Baloch separatists view Chinese investment, including the US$62b China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, as exploitation of local resources, while Pakistan’s support for militant proxies has kept the terror threat alive
Attacks on Chinese nationals and interests in Pakistan are likely to continue. Here’s why
28 Nov 2018 - 6:58AM
Opinion | Pakistan’s Catch-22: how can it keep Chinese investors happy, but not alienate the US?

The political skills of Pakistan’s new government are being put to the test. Islamabad must ensure progress on its belt and road projects with China, and still win Washington’s support to get an IMF loan and stay afloat

The political skills of Pakistan’s new government are being put to the test. Islamabad must ensure progress on its belt and road projects with China, and still win Washington’s support to get an IMF loan and stay afloat

Pakistan’s Catch-22: how can it keep Chinese investors happy, but not alienate the US?
29 Oct 2018 - 3:08AM