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Pakistani Taliban Scoffs At US Strategy But Admits Drones' Effectiveness

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama is pouring more than 20,000 new troops into Afghanistan this year for a fighting season that the United States military has called a m...

Gates Seeks Saudi Arabia's Assistance With Pakistan

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the Obama administration prepares for talks this week with senior leaders from Afghanistan and Pakistan, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates flew to ...

Return of the "Mad Mullah"

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

Pakistan has a long way to go before becoming an Islamic republic on the Iranian model. But Pakistan is certainly headed into very dangerous waters.

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...

Building Capacity Not Resentment in Pakistan

Taha Gaya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Taha Gaya

The U.S. must recognize that while drone attacks may be effective in eliminating high-value targets, they undermine the larger U.S. strategy of winning Pakistani hearts and minds.

Pakistan Military, Taliban Both Firing On Journalists

Committee To Protect Journalists | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Journalists in Pakistan have come under rapidly escalating pressure as the military confronts Taliban militants in the northwest region of the country...

Pakistan Taliban Problem Overblown: Juan Cole

Juan Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Readers have written me asking what I think of the rash of almost apocalyptic pronouncements on the security situation in Pakistan issuing from the Ne...

My Own Green Zone

Huffington Post Citizen Journalist | Peter Holley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Peter Holley, Huffington Post Contributor The two men on the television screen trotted across a grassy roundabout as they unleashed staccato bur...

Pakistan Expands Taliban Assault

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistani fighter aircraft are raiding suspected Taliban bases in the country's Buner district, a military spokesman has said, in an apparent widening...

Taliban Use Human Shields Against Drone Attacks: Time

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For Taliban commanders along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, death often arrives without warning from the skies, on missiles fired by U.S. Predator a...

Pakistan Nearing Collapse

Atlantic Council | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"The move by Taliban-backed militants into the Buna district of northwestern Pakistan, closer than ever to Pakistan's capital of Islamabad, have promp...

Clinton Attacks Pakistan For Bending To Taliban

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sharply rebuked the government of Pakistan on Wednesday, accusing the country's leaders of surrendering larg...

Taliban: Bin Laden Welcome In Pakistan's Swat | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Taliban in Pakistan's Swat says the group will welcome militants from Saudi-Arabia and other Arab countries who intend to settle in the valley....

Pakistani Taliban Want Control Beyond Swat: Sharif

The International News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's top opposition leader, former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, expressed concern Monday about a controversial peace deal with Islamist militan...

Pakistanis Used As US 'Spies' Get Taliban-Style Punishment When Caught

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"I was given $122 to drop chips wrapped in cigarette paper at al-Qaida and Taliban houses," confessed 19-year-old Habibur Rehman, just before the Tali...

Taliban Execute Man, Woman For Having Illicit Relations

Dawn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Local Taliban executed a man and a woman on charges of having illicit relations in Hangu district near the border of Orakzai Agency a few days back....

Pakistan Taliban Exploit Class Rifts To Gain Power

New York Times | JANE PERLEZ and PIR ZUBAIR SHAH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- The Taliban have advanced deeper into Pakistan by engineering a class revolt that exploits profound fissures between a small gro...

Taliban's 'Extensive Links' Into Punjab Threaten Pakistan's Stability | SABRINA TAVERNISE, RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. And ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DERA GHAZI KHAN, Pakistan -- Taliban insurgents are teaming up with local militant groups to make inroads in Punjab, the province that is home to more...

Zardari Agrees To Sharia Rule In Swat Valley

Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's president has signed a regulation allowing the Taliban to impose Sharia, or Islamic law, in the country's northwestern Swat valley, a presi...

Pakistan Taliban Recruit Fighters With Peace Deal Threatened

Bloomberg | Farhan Sharif | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's Taliban renewed efforts to recruit fighters and supporters in the areas surrounding the northwestern Swat Valley after a peace agreement wi...

A Public Flogging: Truly Shocking But Not At All Surprising

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

It's not until the atrocities become so chillingly public on a global scale, that Pakistani parliamentarians and public officials are forced to actually condemn what has been happening under Taliban hot spots for years.

Pakistani Pro-Taliban Cleric Pulls Out Of Peace Deal In Swat Valley

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pro-Taliban cleric Sufi Mohammad has announced he has pulled out of a peace deal in the violence-plagued Swat Valley, saying the government is not ser...

Pakistan Rejects US Proposal For Joint Operation In Tribal Areas | Iftikhar A. Khan & Baqir Sajjad Syed | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan rejected on Tuesday a US proposal for joint operations in the tribal areas against terrorism and militancy, as differences of opinion between...

Pakistani Taliban Move Into New Areas Amid Continued US Drone Attacks

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistani Taliban have moved into a new area in Pakistan, clashing with villagers and police in a mountain valley about 100 km (60 miles) from the cap...