Tagged: Pakistani Taliban

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Book Review: Benazir Bhutto’s Reconciliation

I realize I’m a little behind on this book (it came out last year), but my wife bought it for herself, started it and then put it down, and since Pakistan is one of...

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The Taliban as Mafia

Here’s what I wrote the other day: Now they [The Taliban] are more like a mafia, in which case syndicate is a better term, but one that works against the grain of the US’...

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Pakistan Update: Whither the State?

A bevy of links on the subject. John Robb: Open-Source Counterinsurgency in Pakistan and P. + Open Source Warfare Asia Times Interview with Owais Ghani, Gov. of Pakistan’s NorthWest Frontier Province Will Pakistan Become...

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Obama and Pakistani Politics

The huge news out of Pakistan this week is that cronies of President Asif Zardari (widower of Benzair Bhutto) in the Supreme Court have banned Zardari’s primary rival former PM Nawaz Sharif from holding...