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Pakistan, Taliban and Global Security

As Afghan president Hamid Karzai and Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari meet with President Barack Obama on quelling the threat from the Taliban and Al Qaeda, a sword of Damocles hangs over their summit... Read More...
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Pakistan’s unruly intelligence services

And, since the early days of the George W. Bush presidency and its so-called “war on terror,” US officials have vainly exercised continuing pressure on Islamabad’s successive governments t... Read More...
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Mumbai Massacre: the Dark Side of Globalization

  Even for India, which typically loses many more lives to terrorism in a year than most countries do in a decade, the November 26-28 attacks on Mumbai mark a watershed. For the first time, foreigners – Americans, Japanese, Israel... Read More...
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Pakistan’s Tribal Challenge

With a revived Taliban and Al Qaeda operating out of Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), the region has assumed center stage in the US-led “war on terror”. To secure ... Read More...
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Preparing for peace in Pakistan

Criticism has been levelled against the Pakistani government's efforts to hold talks with militant groups. While concerns about the Taliban regrouping remain valid, it is in the United States’ long-term security interest not only to support ... Read More...
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US Interests Face a Challenge in Pakistan

Although the ascendancy of Yousuf Razaf Gilani to power as prime minister may have reduced, however temporarily, Pakistan’s capacity for political chaos, it throws the future of Washington’... Read More...