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International Law Ignored: Pakistan at Risk

Neda Najibi | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Neda Najibi

In the wake of the most recent attack, US drone policy has spiraled downward in a vicious circle that only a marked change in US policy can stop, a leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Party charges.

Drones: What's the Fuss About?

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Unquestionably, there have been a number of innocent people killed in drone attacks, either by proximity and/or mistake. But what is this in comparison to the land invasions and mass aerial bombings of the pre-drone era?

Bombers Attack Pakistan Police Station, Killing 8

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2013 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Four Taliban suicide bombers attacked a police station in northwest Pakistan on Monday, killing at le...

Keep Al Qaeda in Our Crosshairs

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Obama has a very tough decision to make: whether or not to accept the troop level increase recommendation from his field commanders under mounting pressure from some prominent Congressional Democrats to reject it.

How Afghanistan Can Avoid Becoming Another Vietnam

Mark Juergensmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Juergensmeyer

Recently we convened a workshop of senior scholars of South Asia studies and asked them to evaluate the US role in the region. They agreed upon the following five principles as the bases for formulating a new policy

Waliur Rehman, Pakistani Taliban Leader, Calls Obama "Our Foremost Enemy"

The Huffington Post | Susan Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Waliur Rehman, one of Pakistan's Taliban leaders, has said Obama is the group's "foremost enemy", McClatchy reports. Rehman told AP that the Pakistan...

Baitullah Mehsud's Death Doesn't Change Pakistan's Perception Of The US

Naveen Naqvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Naveen Naqvi

The recent killing of Baitullah Mehsud by a US-led drone attack still does not seem to work in favor of the drone attacks.

Pakistan Taliban Caught In Power Struggle After Leader Killed

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A major power struggle appears to have broken out between the diverse militant factions that make up the Taliban in Pakistan....

Obama and the Afghan Election: What It Means, What It Doesn't

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

The Obama administration should sigh with a sense of relief after the election in Afghanistan -- the Taliban failed in their threat to halt the election, and were unable to pull off any of the promised attacks.

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

These Past Two Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs: Afghan Elections SI Analysis: Presidential elections in Afghanistan will be held on 20 August....

Baitullah Mehsud Strike Approved By Obama

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama himself gave U.S. security operatives the green light to strike Baitullah Mehsud, according to CNN. The leader of Pakistan's Taliban...

Baitullah Mehsud's Death Raises Questions About Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan's Stability

Ahsan Butt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahsan Butt

For once, Asif Zardari can prove useful to Pakistan. He must remind Pakistanis that it was his wife that was killed by Baitullah in the midst of a vicious campaign of violence to destabilize Pakistan in the years of 2007 and 2008.

Death by Drone: A Policy That Gets Results?

Kit Gallant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kit Gallant

Counter-insurgency experts and military officials have an oft-noted tendency to focus excessively, to obsess, really, on killing or capturing a single pivotal individual.

Hakimullah Mehsud: Baitullah Mehsud Is Alive

Bashir Ahmad Gwakh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bashir Ahmad Gwakh

A fellow commander of the Pakistani Taliban leader rejected government claims of the death of Baitullah Mehsud in a U.S. drone strike.

The End Of Al Qaeda?

Newsweek | Ron Moreau and Sami Yousafzai | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

If Baitullah Mehsud, the Pakistani Taliban's most dangerous and powerful leader, was indeed killed by a U.S. Predator drone strike earlier this week, ...

Displaced Pakistanis Return Home As Army Continues Offensive Against Taliban

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Pakistan army has begun allowing some of the 2 million people displaced by the violence in Swat Valley to return home, the BBC reports. The first...

Taliban Denies Leader Is Dead; Claims Twitter Account Was Down

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

"No missile has gotten anywhere near him," said Haikmullah Mehsud. "Like the rest of us, he has been highly frustrated by Twitter outages."

Suspected US Missile Strike Kills 12 In Pakistan

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least 12 people have been killed in a suspected US missile strike on a training camp run by Baitullah Mehsud, the Pakistani Taliban leader, in Sout...

Baitullah Mehsud Confesses To Zainuddin Murder

A Pakistan News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Baitullah Mehsud has claimed the responsibility of his rival Taliban commander Qari Zainuddin Mehsud's murder....

Suspected US Drone Attack Kills 40 At A Funeral In Pakistan

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A suspected US drone attack on a stronghold of a Pakistani Taliban leader has killed at least 40 people and wounded dozens more in northwest Pakistan,...

Baitullah Mehsud, Taliban Leader, Targeted By Pakistan

DAWN.COM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD: The government announced on Sunday that a 'decisive offensive' will be launched against Baitullah Mehsud, chief of the banned Tehrik-i-Tali...

Pakistan Taliban Leader Allied With Al Qaida Faces Challenge From New Islamic Militia Leader

McClatchy | Saeed Shah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new Islamic militia leader has emerged in Pakistan to openly challenge al Qaida-affiliated warlord Baitullah Mehsud for the first time from within h...

Striking the Right Balance: The Utility of Drone Attacks in AfPak

Sam Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Black

Finding a way to conduct effective tactical counter-terrorism operations without compromising counterinsurgency in Pakistan or Afghanistan should be a U.S. priority.

Baitullah Mehsud: One of the World's Most Influential Men, Dead Or Alive

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

For a while in 2008, international intelligence agencies thought Baitullah Mehsud was dead. Like his cousin-in-arms, Osama bin Laden, Mehsud suffers f...

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs: Turning East - Turning West: Brewing Revolutions and Breakaway Provinces Facts: Up to 100,000 protesters ha...