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[28 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]
The Inner Conflict

Time has run out – we must decide: are we with the terrorists or against them?

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Strained Bedfellows

Frosty CIA-ISI relations are unlikely to thaw anytime soon, especially after the unilateral raid on bin Laden’s hideout in Abbottabad and repeated US demands on Pakistan to crack down on the Haqqani Network in North Waziristan.

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[18 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | ]
New Book: The Scorpion’s Tail

Zahid Hussain’s new book is a hair-raising account of the ground realities in the war against terror and a lucid examination of what the US and Pakistan fear.

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[13 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Still at Odds: Pakistan-US Relations

Differences persist between Pakistan and the US as their strategies and goals in the troubled Af-Pak region remain divergent.

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[22 Dec 2009 | 12 Comments | ]
Hitchens’ Pakistan Delusions

Journalist Christopher Hitchens has never been one to let good journalism come in the way of a great turn of phrase. His latest piece is no exception.

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[22 Dec 2009 | One Comment | ]
The Enemy Within

Journalist Imtiaz Gul’s book on extremism in FATA is a valuable account of how militants took over the tribal areas and are threatening Pakistan.

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[17 Dec 2009 | One Comment | ]
A Confrontation with Haqqani is Bad?

Will widening the military offensive in Pakistan to include the Haqqani network in North Waziristan imperil the fragile domestic consensus on fighting militancy?

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[30 Nov 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
The Fear Factor

With the security forces unable to stop terrorists from attacking at will, Pakistan is now in a state of panic.

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[30 Nov 2009 | Comments Off | ]
The Long Haul

Despite making territorial gains in South Waziristan, the army will find it challenging to hold the territory.

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[18 Nov 2009 | 6 Comments | ]
General Sympathy: Aiding the Taliban

Several former army soldiers are either fighting in Afghanistan or training Taliban forces and formulating strategies to counter the war on terror.