Pakistan's armed forces are engaged in a widening offensive against Taliban militants in the northwest part of the country. Jeff Stein of Congressional Quarterly discusses the ethnic dimension of Pakistan's conflict and the security of the country's nuclear weapons.
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Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and Carol Giacomo of The New York Times editorial board discuss the week’s top stories.
Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses whether the U.S. will become more involved in Pakistan and compare the strategies and outcomes of the two Iraq wars.
Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner considers the signficance of the three-way meeting between President Obama and the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan, arguing that Obama needs to do something convincing and new in the troubled region.
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.
Pakistan faces the spread of Taliban insurgency, but continues to conceal details about the location of its nuclear facilities. David Sanger of The New York Times explains U.S. concerns about Pakistan's nuclear arsenal.
Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and Carla Robbins of The New York Times editorial board discuss the week's top stories: The H1N1 flu, the Taliban in Pakistan and Fidel Castro and Cuba.
As Pakistan battles Taliban militants, President Obama said he was "gravely concerned" about the stability of the Pakistani government. Teresita Schaffer of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses Pakistan's offensive and security concerns over the country's nuclear arsenal.