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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.

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.

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...

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...

Obama And Clinton Legacy Linked To Afghan Women's Rights

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 09.25.2012 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

As the U.S. exit from Afghanistan approaches, protection of Afghan women's rights requires courage and political will instead of tired rhetoric. However, in an election year, we are unlikely to see meaningful action.

Defense Secretary: U.S. Officials 'Reaching The Limits Of Our Patience' With Pakistan

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 06.07.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday pressured Pakistan to do more to root out the al-Qaida-linked Haqqani terrorist netwo...

Afghan Attacks Underscore Growing Power Of Haqqani Network | Posted 04.17.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — Western military and intelligence officials acknowledged on Monday that they were surprised by the scale and sophistication of the sync...

Militant Blames Haqqani Network For Afghan Attacks

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 06.15.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — For Taliban militants and U.S. strategists alike, all roads in this impoverished country of mountain passes, arid deserts a...

Top U.S. General Announces New Offensive Against Haqqani Network

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S.-led coalition has launched a new offensive against one of Afghanistan's most virulent militant networks and plans ...

Troops Ramp Up Fight Against Most Dangerous Threat To Forces In Afghanistan

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 12.18.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan and NATO forces have stepped up their fight against a militant network considered the most dangerous threat facing c...

Haqqani Network Leader Reportedly Killed In U.S. Drone Strike In Pakistan

AP | RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 12.13.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — American drone-fired missiles killed a ranking member of the militant Haqqani network on Thursday in northwestern Pakistan,...

Pakistani PM Deflects U.S. Pressure Over Militants

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 11.29.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's political leaders voiced their support Thursday for the country's powerful army in its destabilizing standoff with the Un...

U.S. Ambassador Blames Haqqani Network For Kabul Attack

Posted 11.14.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan on Wednesday blamed the Pakistani-based Haqqani network for the coordinated attack again...

Desperately Seeking Mullah Omar

Michael Hughes | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

U.S. and Afghan intelligence have illustrated their desperation by spreading fabrications about Omar's death, hoping to provoke him to react with haste and angrily issue denials via statements or audio recordings that could give up his position.

U.S. Missiles Kill Multiple People In Pakistan Tribal Region

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 06.21.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — U.S. missiles killed 25 people in an al-Qaida and Taliban sanctuary close to the Afghan border on Friday, Pakistani officials said, ...

Zardari Claims Afghanistan Is Destabilizing Pakistan, but the Reverse is True

Michael Hughes | Posted 06.11.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Instead of blaming Afghanistan, it's time for Pakistani leaders to look in the mirror and take responsibility for their own internal security issues.

Reagan-Era Defense Official Proposes Failed Vietnam Strategy for Afghanistan

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Bing West's archaic solutions are highly unlikely to show anyone how to get out of Afghanistan; however, they do have quite the potential to pave a road to perpetual war.

Amanda Terkel

Military Downplays Key U.S. Objective In Afghan War | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is contradicting comments by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen on whether a military o...

Road to peace in Afghanistan doesn't run through Islamabad or Langley

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Most Afghans cringe when hearing the words "regional settlement" because to them it's nothing more than a euphemism for the meddling of foreign powers...

Taliban Exposed by Embedded Journalist in Riveting CNN Documentary

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

CNN provided me with an advance copy of their "Taliban" documentary and arranged a discussion with filmmaker, Paul Refsdal, who risked his life embedding himself in a Taliban fighting unit -- a move supposedly blessed by Taliban leadership.

Suspected U.S. Missiles Kill 10 In Northwest Pakistan

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Drone aircraft unleashed two missile attacks in a lawless tribal region on the Afghan border, making September the most intense peri...

Pakistan Rocked By Missile Attacks: U.S. Suspected Of 6 In Past Week

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Three suspected U.S. missile strikes in less than 12 hours hit militant targets in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesd...

U.S. Nabs Al Qaeda-Linked Militants In Afghanistan

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Three international coalition service members were killed in the south of Afghanistan, while U.S. and Afghan forces stepped...

General Kayani's "Silent Coup" in Pakistan: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...