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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.

Dan Froomkin

HOW WE CREATED A MONSTER: Haqqani Network Now Top Scourge In Afghanistan | Dan Froomkin | Posted 12.07.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The U.S.'s new public enemy No. 1 in Afghanistan is one of its own making. Ten years into the occupation of Afghanistan, American off...

Dying to Tell the Truth in Pakistan

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 09.11.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Public outcry in the wake of Shahzad's death has had little effect on the ISI and the army, which continue to issue veiled threats to journalists. Little will change in this regard until the army and the ISI are held accountable for their actions.

U.S. & Pakistan: And They Had Such Hopes!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.16.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Dear Pakistan: I never thought I'd be writing you a letter like this, but I have to face the facts. This isn't working out.

Pakistan's Faustian Parliament

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 07.20.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

The parliament has an obligation to explain to the public not only how and why Osama bin Laden was living in Abbottabad, but why the Taliban continues to carry out its bloody operations.

Pakistan's Intelligence Agency Linked To Afghan Militants: U.S.

Posted 06.20.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer accused Pakistan's intelligence agency of maintaining ties to militants in Afghanistan during a tr...

The Nation: Pakistan Released NYT Reporter's Kidnappers

The Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

On a Friday night in June 2009, New York Times reporter David Rohde and his translator made a dramatic escape from captivity in Pakistan, climbing ove...

Afghanistan: Six-Month Peace Possible if Combat Operations Stop

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jake Diliberto

Recently, the Karzai-Taliban Peace talks has gained significant press coverage. Yet few stories tell anyone how the peace process occurs, and what i...

The US Must Capture the Heart of the Afghans

Ehsan Azari Stanizai | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ehsan Azari Stanizai

History bears evidence that foreign forces in Afghanistan can never prevail unless the local population and a representative local government stand behind it.

Obama's AfPak Conundrum

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

While there has been no indication by the Obama administration to withdraw forces in 2011, there needs to be an extension of the deadline to achieve the basic goals in Afghanistan.

Pakistan May Have Secretly Freed Captured Taliban Leaders

Washington Post | Greg Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The recent capture of the Afghan Taliban's second in command seemed to signal a turning point in Pakistan, an indication that its intelligence agency ...

Pakistan Uses Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency for Political Gains in Afghanistan

Ehsan Azari Stanizai | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ehsan Azari Stanizai

The recent capture thus unfolds Pakistan's strategy to use both Taliban insurgency and Western counter-insurgency in Afghanistan for its internal and regional security interests.

Pakistan's Spy Agency Supports Militant Groups In Afghanistan | MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Taliban's widening campaign in southern Afghanistan is made possible in part by direct support from operatives in Pakistan's militar...

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.