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Macabre But Good News

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Militant Hubris

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Domestic Agenda: Battling Terrorism

The War on Terror marks challenging times for Pakistan. With this weeks military incursion into northern areas to combat terrorism, increasing drone attacks, suicide bombings and a crippled economy, cooperation in our war on terror looks increasingly domestic for Pakistan.

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Defeating Terrorism with Development

United States Senate passes the Kerry-Lugar bill tripling foreign aid to Pakistan for "sustainable development" purposes and counterterrorism/counterinsurgency assistance. This comes as both the United States and Pakistan struggle in defeating terrorism in the region. The bill specifies up to $1,5,000,000 through 2013 annually as President Obama revamps our strategy in dealing with the Af-Pak quagmire.

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Film Review – 'Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi (2009)'

Film Review – 'Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi (2009)'

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Intricacies of the Afghan Elections

Pakistan has a deep interest in seeing stable, peaceful democratic processes in Afghan elections this week. Islamabad's insistence on allocating resources to uprooting domestic factions and maintaing troops along the Indian border rather than focusing directly on fighting terror in Afghanistan do not mean they are uncommitted to stability in Afghanistan. Rather, Pakistan is better equipped and rightfully focused on fighting domestic turmoil and given current Indo-Pak relations, must keep forces on the Indian border. Also, Pakistan has a profound interest in seeing their large refugee population repatriate to Afghanistan, which can only happen if elections are successful and lead to a more stable, democratic Afghanistan.

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"Life, Death, and the Taliban"

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Key Militant Dead ?

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What the World Thinks of the NATO/US in Afghanistan

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Defining the U.S. "Surge" for Pakistan

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Three's Company-Afghanistan Style

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Strike of the Sword

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Holbrooke Mike'd Up

Holbrooke Mike'd Up

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Air Strikes to Pierce Your Heart

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