President Obama recently wrote a letter to Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari calling for a quick expansion of military operations against insurgents in Pakistan's tribal region. Zardari responded by saying that his government is determined to take action -- according to Pakistani priorities. Will Pakistan actually crack down on militants operating along the Afghan border?
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On Friday, Pakistan celebrated its 62nd anniversary of independence from British rule. Security was on high alert in the conflict-torn nation. A Worldfocus contributing blogger describes the changes Pakistan has gone through since gaining independence in 1947.
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari met on Sunday to discuss their nations' potential cooperation on a wide range of issues, from drug trafficking to militant insurgencies. Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute discusses the summit.
Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and Carol Giacomo of The New York Times editorial board discuss the week’s top stories.
The presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan traveled to Washington for critical meetings with U.S. President Barack Obama and other top administration officials on Wednesday. Daniel Markey of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses what may come from the summit.
After days of fighting between Pakistani troops and Taliban militants in the Buner region, fighting spilled over into the neighboring Swat Valley, as the Taliban declared an end to a ceasefire. Anthony Cordesman, a former Defense Department official, discusses the Pakistani government's efforts and how the Taliban is likely to respond to the new offensive.
In Pakistan, a peace deal between the government and the Taliban is on the verge of collapse. U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with his Pakistani counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari, on Wednesday. Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner discusses Zardari's difficult position.
David Sanger of The New York Times discusses the Obama administration's possible expansion of American missile attacks in Pakistan and whether this could further destabilize the Pakistani government.
Shuja Nawaz of the Atlantic Council of the United States discusses the Pakistani government's decision to reinstate a popular chief justice who was dismissed years ago, a concession in the wake of widespread protests.
Abdullah Hussain Haroon, Pakistan's ambassador to the United Nations, discusses intensifying protest movements against Pakistan's government and the government's crackdown on its political opponents.