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Experts Say Arrests of Taliban Leaders to Deflate Insurgency

Abdulhadi Hairan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abdulhadi Hairan

For now it is not clear whether Pakistan will hand over the captured Taliban leaders to Afghanistan, but Pakistan's army chief recently visited Kabul to seek bilateral cooperation on the matter.

Insurgency Is Hit Hard in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Abdulhadi Hairan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abdulhadi Hairan

Right now, there is a critical opportunity for the international community to continue tracking down top Taliban leaders in Pakistan and disconnecting them from the local commanders in Afghanistan.

Nicholas Sabloff & Nico Pitney

AT WAR: Arrest Of Baradar May Signal Internal Feud | Nicholas Sabloff & Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

We are blogging the latest news about America's war in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Email us at AfPak [at] Follow Nico on Twitter; fo...

Dances With Devils: Pakistan and the Taliban

Nick Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Mills

Not only does Pakistan want to preserve its own neck, it wants to be a major player in post-war Afghanistan, and if working with the U.S. to rein in the Taliban is what it takes to accomplish that, then that is the I.S.I.'s new mission.

Another Opportunity in Afghanistan

Sandeep Gopalan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sandeep Gopalan

Contrary to popular opinion, Mullah Baradar's capture by the CIA acting in concert with the Pakistanis is not a game-changer. At best, it presents the Taliban with a minor inconvenience.

Mullah Baradar's Capture, American Diplomacy, and Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Patrick Barry | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Barry

While the analysis so far on the capture has largely focused on the implications for U.S. operations in Afghanistan, it is just as significant for what it reveals about the U.S.-Pakistan relationship.