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Pakistan launches offensive against encroaching Taliban

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Pakistan launches offensive against encroaching Taliban

This week, Pakistan's military went on the offensive against the Taliban and recaptured a key town in the strategic Buner district, just 60 miles from Islamabad. Walter Russell Mead of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses the situation in Pakistan and what the administration's next steps should be.

Posted: April 29, 2009 12:52   Comments: 0
Whispered or shouted, Pakistan is cause for concern

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Whispered or shouted, Pakistan is cause for concern

After the Taliban briefly gained control of Pakistan's Buner district last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded bluntly, saying "I think that the Pakistani government is basically abdicating to the Taliban and to the extremists." Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner weighs the pros and cons of this loud and public warning to a U.S. ally.

Posted: April 27, 2009 10:33   Comments: 0
Week in review: Iraq violence, the Taliban and South Africa

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Week in review: Iraq violence, the Taliban and South Africa

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and Carol Giacomo of The New York Times editorial board discuss the week's top stories: A new wave of violence in Iraq, growing concern about the spread of the Taliban in Pakistan and South Africa's national election.

Posted: April 24, 2009 13:00   Comments: 0
Taliban seizes control of Pakistan’s Buner district

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Taliban seizes control of Pakistan’s Buner district

On Thursday, the government of Pakistan sent paramilitary troops to a northwest district that was recently taken over by the Taliban. Michael Krepon of the Henry L. Stimson Center discusses the Taliban's growing influence and increasing concerns about the Pakistani government's ability to control the militants.

Posted: April 23, 2009 16:06   Comments: 4
With no future in sight, young Pakistanis pick up arms

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With no future in sight, young Pakistanis pick up arms

A Pakistani-American writes that a lack of economic opportunities has led many Pakistani youths, including herself, to leave the country. Those too poor or who lack the connections to flee often turn to violence.

Posted: April 23, 2009 10:50   Comments: 2
U.S., Japan pledge aid as conditions deteriorate in Pakistan

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U.S., Japan pledge aid as conditions deteriorate in Pakistan

At an international donors conference in Tokyo, the United States and Japan each pledged $1 billion in aid to Pakistan over the next two years. Ahmed Rashid, a leading Pakistani journalist, discusses the deteriorating economic and political situations in Pakistan.

Posted: April 17, 2009 09:00   Comments: 4
U.S. officials meet resistance on visit to Pakistan

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U.S. officials meet resistance on visit to Pakistan

Arif Rafiq of World Politics Review discusses U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke and Admiral Mike Mullen's trip to Pakistan and what role Pakistan can play in stabilizing Afghanistan as the country deals with its own security issues.

Posted: April 7, 2009 15:20   Comments: 2
Iran offers to help reconstruct Afghanistan

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Iran offers to help reconstruct Afghanistan

On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other top foreign officials met at the Hague to discuss America's new plan to stabilize Afghanistan. Lisa Curtis of the Heritage Foundation discusses the small but important step that the United States and Iran took toward improving three decades of tense, often bitter relations.

Posted: March 31, 2009 15:05   Comments: 2
Terrorism puts a damper on South Asian cricket sport

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Terrorism puts a damper on South Asian cricket sport

Cricket is wildly popular in India, Pakistan and other South Asian countries, but even sports aren't immune to terrorism -- attacks in recent months have created doubt about the safety of holding matches, writes a Worldfocus contributing blogger.

Posted: March 31, 2009 08:36   Comments: 0
Bloody terrorist attack on police academy rattles Pakistan

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Bloody terrorist attack on police academy rattles Pakistan

A group of gunmen stormed a police academy in Lahore on Monday, triggering a bloody eight-hour siege in Pakistan's second largest city and raising even deeper concern about security in that vital nation. Amit Pandya of The Stimson Center discusses the attack.

Posted: March 30, 2009 12:14   Comments: 3

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