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Pakistan's General Raheel Sharif Goes to Washington: Deja Vu All Over Again

Michael Kugelman | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Michael Kugelman

Imagine you're the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, and you've been tasked to draft a cable to prepare American officials in Washington for the visit of General Raheel Sharif, the Pakistani army chief who has arrived in town for a five-day trip.

Pakistan's Army Chief Is in Washington -- Embarrassing His Prime Minister

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 11.19.2015 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

This trip once again highlights the army's brazenly tight grip on the country's democratic government, specifically its foreign policy.

U.S. Should Stop Reinforcing Pakistan's Delusions

Aparna Pande | Posted 09.01.2015 | World
Aparna Pande

American and Pakistani officials have discussed the elimination of terrorist safe havens in Pakistan for at least the last two decades. Why, then, has the United States failed to secure Pakistan's acquiescence to its demands?

Mullah Omar's Death Breaks the Back of the Taliban

Mohammad Taqi | Posted 07.31.2015 | World
Mohammad Taqi

The height of the Pakistani state's chutzpah is that it does not only harbor these terrorists for decades and unleash them on the neighbors and the world, but also that it wants to be given credit and a thank you note even when America or Allah takes them out. The fundamental question about Mullah Omar's death in Karachi is who in Pakistan knew about his presence there, when did they know it and what, if anything at all, did they do about it.

Rumors Swirl Over Death Of Haqqani Network Leader

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.31.2015 | World

WANA/PESHAWAR, Pakistan July 31 (Reuters) - Family members on Friday denied reports of the death of Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of the fearsome Haqqa...

Top Militant Leaders Arrested In Afghanistan

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

By Mirwais Harooni KABUL, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Afghan forces have arrested the son of the feared Haqqani network's founder along with a ...

As America Fights Terror, it Loses More Than it Gains

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

As the United States ramps up its 'no boots on the ground' war against jihadists in Iraq and Syria, the stream of threats emanating from the region appear to grow ever wider and deeper.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Just Told Us How to Close Gitmo (But Obama Won't Do It)

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

One way or another, the United States owes its service members the ride home. They may face military court, or simply return to their lives, but leaving anyone behind is not right. But questions over Bergdahl's motivations and actions are not what embarrasses Obama.

Pakistan's Generals Leery of Modi's Rise in India

Michael Hughes | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Michael Hughes

Although Pakistan's political leaders have expressed optimistic sentiments with respect to the election of the right-wing Narendra Modi as prime minister of India, let us not forget that the country's true center of power does not lie in Islamabad -- it resides in the cantonments of Rawalpindi.

A Fresh Start For U.S.-Pakistani Relations?

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 12.23.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

As President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meet in Washington today, American officials have struck a positive tone ahead of their talks.

A Deadly Artillery Duel in Eastern Afghanistan

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

The war in Afghanistan is winding down, yet the enemy is as determined as ever to inflict mass casualties on U.S. troops.

Family Receives Letter From American POW Held In Pakistan Since 2009

AP | JOHN MILLER | Posted 06.07.2013 | World

BOISE, Idaho -- The family of an American prisoner of war captured nearly four years ago in Afghanistan says it has received a letter it believes was ...

What Pakistan's Elections Will Not Deliver

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 06.18.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

For an unstable and fragile country like Pakistan, next month's general elections are important. But they will not necessarily resolve many of the country's outstanding problems.

Suspected U.S. Missile Strike Kills 5 In Pakistan

AP | RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 12.09.2012 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. missile strike has killed five people in a northwestern militant hav...

U.S. Suspects Haqqani Involvement In Afghan Insider Attacks

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 12.05.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Haqqani insurgent network, based in Pakistan and with ties to al-Qaida, is suspected of being a driving force behind a ...

The Haqqani Network: The Background

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 11.13.2012 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

The network of Jalaludin Haqqani was "a leading recipient of CIA money" during the Afghan mujahidin struggle against the Soviet Union. While this was basically the case, a few clarifications are in order.

NYTimes: U.S. To Designate Haqqani Network As Terrorist Group

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Sept 7 (Reuters) - The United States is preparing to designate the Pakistan-based Haqqani network as a terrorist group as early as Frida...

White House Backs Blacklisting Militant Organization

The New York Times | ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 09.07.2012 | World

The Obama administration has decided to blacklist as a terrorist organization the Haqqani network, the militant organization responsible for some of t...

U.S. Weighs Branding Notorious Group As 'Terrorists'

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 09.01.2012 | World

RAROTONGA, Cook Islands -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she will meet next week's deadline to report to Congress on whet...

U.S. Drone Strike Kills Key Militant

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 10.30.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani intelligence officials confirmed Thursday that a U.S. drone strike last week near the Afghan border killed the son of the ...

Drone Strike Reportedly Kills Haqqani Network Commander

AP | HEIDI VOGT and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 10.26.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The son of the founder of the powerful Haqqani network was been killed in an airstrike in Pakistan, Afghanistan's intellige...

Drone Strike May Have Killed Major Target

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2012 | World

By Michael Georgy ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug 25 (Reuters) - A CIA drone strike in Pakistan may have killed the operational commander of ...

New York Times: 'All the Fear That Fits, We Print'

Ira Chernus | Posted 10.02.2012 | Media
Ira Chernus

"The Gray Lady" ended the month with two lurid lead stories in a row, stoking fear in vivid technicolor.

Report: Afghan Militants Use Mafia-Like Financing

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 10.01.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- One of the deadliest militant groups in Afghanistan, the Haqqani network, has developed a sophisticated, "mafia"-style financing operatio...

House Wants Terrorist Label For Pakistani Militant Group

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.16.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — Congress is stepping up the pressure on the Obama administration to slap the terrorist label on the Haqqani network, a militant gro...