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Renewed Af-Pak Tensions

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 02.15.2016 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Tensions between the Pakistani and the Afghan governments are gradually coming out in public following the terrorist attack on the Bacha Khan University by the Taliban on January 20th.

Why the US-Pakistan Supply Deal Won't Close Terrorist Safe Havens

Ehsan Azari Stanizai | Posted 09.09.2012 | World
Ehsan Azari Stanizai

Pakistan's use of religious extremism as a policy tool is the Gordian knot that the West needs to cut if it really wants to succeed in Afghanistan before it is too late.

Taking Uncle Sam for a Ride

Dilip Hiro | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Dilip Hiro

There is, in fact, nothing new in the way Islamabad has been squeezing Washington lately. It has a long record of getting the better of U.S. officials by identifying areas of American weakness and exploiting them successfully to further its agenda.

The Voices of Afghan Street Children

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 01.16.2012 | Books
Rahilla Zafar

British journalist Andrea Busfield lived for several years in Afghanistan, an experience that helped her write the novel Born Under A Million Shadows. The novel tells the story of modern life in Afghanistan, through the eyes of a young boy named Fawad.

Islamabad, Afghanistan

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 12.23.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

Referring to "Islamabad, Afghanistan" is more than an error.  Considering the geopolitical realities and complexities of the frontier, it is a symbol of the objections to the connotations of the term "AfPak."

A Paradigm Shift on the Chessboard of the Afghan "Great Game"

Khalil Nouri | Posted 07.17.2011 | World
Khalil Nouri

This Pakistani rush to stack the deck in their favor in Afghanistan will fail. There can only be one legitimate way to obtain stability in Afghanistan; an all Afghan national ratification of a reconciliation process.

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: GOP Lawmaker Says Repealing DADT This Year Would Be An 'Affront To The Military' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), the incoming chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said on Wednesday that Democrats' last-minute ...

Taliban Widen Afghan Attacks From Base In Pakistan | ERIC SCHMITT and MARK MAZZETTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON �" Senior Taliban leaders, showing a surprising level of sophistication and organization, are using their sanctuary in Pakistan to stoke ...

Sam Stein

Holbrooke Draws Comparisons To Rwanda In Advocating Obama's AfPak Policy | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The rollout of Barack Obama's Afghanistan-Pakistan policy has largely focused on a variety of military and diplomatic objectives, from the training of...

Blaming Pakistan's Spies For A War Gone Wrong

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

As resistance to the occupation of Afghanistan intensifies, the Bush administration is venting its anger against Pakistan and its military intelligence agency, the Inter-Service Intelligence.