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Rustam Shah Mohmand

Understanding The Taliban

The departure of most coalition forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 has generated a debate on the possible outcome for Pakistan, and in particular for its border areas. There are some analysts who believe that a complete withdrawal…

NWA Operation

Media reports indicate that, in the next few days, or possibly shortly after the month of Ramazan, a military operation is about to be launched in North Waziristan at the behest of the US. What would such an operation achieve and how would…

The Imminent Reopening

Pakistan, it appears, has reached the limits of its endurance and the systems can take it no more. A mild ‘apology’ on behalf of some mid-level mandarins would be deemed to have served the purpose in the context of demands that were made by…

Panetta’s Hubris

Pakistan must be grateful to US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta for articulating a clear, unambiguous US line of action in regard to Pakistan’s perceived inability to proceed against groups that the US sees as dangerous to its forces…

Pak-US Relations In Perspective

Media reports on the state of relations between the United States and Pakistan would lead one to conclude that serious challenges would soon undermine the whole edifice of this rocky relationship .On closer scrutiny this assumption would…

Will Afridi Follow Davis?

Shakeel Afridi has only gone through a few months of incarceration. But “voices of dissent” have started creating ripples all over. Such is the overwhelming fear and awe regarding American might and the United States’ intrusive capability…

Seeds Of Discord

In the last two months of military operations in Orakzai and Kurram Agencies, hundreds, according to some accounts more than one thousand, “suspected militants” have been killed and hundreds others have received grave injuries. Many aspects…

Hurdles To Peace

After a decade of relentless and savage military operations in which, according to some surveys, more than 140.000 people have been killed, the Americans have finally begun to by engage the Taliban in negotiations in Doha, Qatar. The…

The Qatar Route

The opening of an office by the Taliban in Doha, Qatar, could herald purposeful and serious negotiations for an end to the decade-long conflict. The establishment of an office was preceded by extensive contacts between the emissaries of the…

The Siege Of Iran

As if two wars, both justified by bogus claims against two Muslim states, were not enough to satisfy the appetite of the neo-cons and their Israeli patrons, the US is on track for a third offensive in the 21st century against an Islamic…