David Andelman, editor of the World Policy Journal and a former foreign correspondent, and Chrystia Freeland, U.S. managing editor of Britain's Financial Times, join David Brancaccio to review the week's events in Pakistan and Afghanistan. They discuss troop levels in Afghanistan and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's controversial remarks in Pakistan.
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Ahmad Kamal, a Pakistani diplomat for 40 years, discusses the relationship between the Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the escalation of attacks. He also examines what it will take to end the violence in both countries.
As the Pakistani military continues its offensive in Pakistan, ordinary Pakistanis are coping with the realities of heightened security. Daljit Dhaliwal spoke with Amna Nawaz, a Pakistani-American journalist, who was recently in Pakistan as part of her fellowship with the International Reporting Project of Johns Hopkins University.
After a series of deadly terror attacks across Pakistan, the vast majority of which were carried out by groups with roots in South Waziristan, the army commenced an offensive in the restive tribal region. Imran Khan of Al Jazeera English reports on the humanitarian consequences of the Pakistani military's newest campaign.
After months of planning, the Pakistani army has finally dispatched 38,000 troops into the Pakistani Taliban stronghold of South Waziristan. S. Azmat Hassan, a former Pakistani diplomat, writes about the current Pakistani military campaign in South Waziristan and what the U.S. should do in the troubled region.
Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine and David Andelman of the World Policy Journal discuss corruption in Afghanistan, strategic opportunities in Pakistan, Iran's relationship with Russia and China and the threat of nuclear weapons.
Shuja Nawaz discusses how recent bombings in Pakistan have called attention to the lack of preparedness by Pakistani security forces. But will an army offensive in Waziristan reduce the Taliban's ability to carry out such attacks? Al Jazeera English also files a video report from Islamabad.
Ambassador Ahmad Kamal discusses Pakistan's war against Islamic militants and whether the U.S. is paying enough attention to Afghanistan's neighbor. Kamal Hyder of Al Jazeera English reports from Pakistan on the deteriorating security situation.