Taliban declares an indefinite cease-fire in Swat Valley
Taliban militants agreed to indefinitely extend a cease-fire in Pakistan's Swat Valley, which is largely under control of the militants. As part of the truce, the government agreed to allow the Taliban to impose stricter Islamic law.
Posted: February 24, 2009 19:52
U.S. secretly trains Pakistani soldiers to fight insurgents
Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute discusses the U.S. task force that is training Pakistani soldiers and the stepped-up drone attacks and U.S. presence in Pakistan.
Posted: February 23, 2009 12:06
Obama orders 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan
Frederick Barton of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses President Barack Obama's announcement that he will send 17,000 more American troops to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Posted: February 18, 2009 15:48
Pakistan strikes peace deal with Taliban
Ahmad Kamal, a former Pakistani ambassador to the United Nations, discusses Pakistan's peace deal with the Taliban in Swat Valley and what the agreement means for the U.S. war on terror.
Posted: February 17, 2009 13:18
Pakistan adopts Islamic law in Swat Valley
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about Pakistan's deal with insurgents in the Taliban-heavy Swat Valley and the country's controversial decision to suspend its military offensive and impose tough Islamic law in that area.
Posted: February 17, 2009 10:07
Pakistan implicated in terrorist attacks
Lisa Curtis, a senior research fellow in the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation, speaks about possible Pakistani involvement in the recent attacks in Kabul.
Posted: February 12, 2009 16:44
No quick peace in Afghanistan’s long-term war
Dan Rather discusses his trip to Afghanistan, international cooperation in the war there and U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke's short-term mission. The U.S. is dealing with militants on both sides of the Afghan-Pakistan border.
Posted: February 9, 2009 11:00
U.S. must seek alternate supply routes to Afghanistan
Patricia DeGennaro, a specialist on Afghanistan and South Asia, discusses the U.S. supply options and the potential for diplomatic solutions in Central Asia.
Posted: February 5, 2009 16:23
Obama administration omits Kashmir from envoy’s mandate
Worldfocus contributor Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din writes about the decision to remove the disputed region of Kashmir from U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke's mandate, arguing that the move will have dangerous repercussions.
Posted: February 2, 2009 13:17
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More troops in Afghanistan could destabilize Pakistan
Parag Khanna of the New America Foundation discusses how a troop increase in Afghanistan might impact Pakistan and U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke's future in the region.
Posted: January 29, 2009 16:38