Arif Rafiq

Arif Rafiq is president of Vizier Consulting, LLC, which provides strategic guidance on Middle East and South Asian political and security issues.


Commentary

Pakistan's prime minister Nawaz Sharif is pulling pages from a Turkish playbook.

Secular militants can be as much trouble as the Taliban in Pakistan's toughest city.

Pakistan's new man on top inherits a country wracked by crisis.

The longtime enemies are inching toward a historic peace.

The recent relaxation of tensions between Washington and Islamabad gives hope for a durable peace in South Asia.

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April 19, 2014