India’s security and intelligence communities have remained one step ahead of Islamic State so far. But has the threat actually passed?
The Trump administration is mulling a fresh new approach to the Afghanistan quagmire: giving up.
Last month’s attack on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi has all but ensured that government-led peace talks with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) are over.
The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan may have faded into the background over the past decade, but two high-profile airport attacks in Pakistan suggest that the militant group has returned as a threat.
The Geopoliticalmonitor’s Zachary J. Rose takes a look at recent peace talks between the government and the Pakistan Taliban, and asks whether they were doomed to begin with.
Withhold $800 million in military aid, let it go through, or double it- no matter what Washington does it can’t escape the paradox that Islamabad is its most important ally in the war on terror.
It seems that Afghan and NATO authorities are once more seeking a dialogue with the Taliban- even after last year’s debacle of being fooled by a ‘very clever’ Pakistani shopkeeper pretending to be a Taliban official.
In a stark example of how drastically a situation can change in just one week, it seems that Pakistan is once again teetering on the brink.
he Pakistani army managed to flush the Taliban out of their stronghold in South Waziristan in an offensive launched a year ago. But will they be able to keep them out?
September 17th, 2010 (Geopoliticalmonitor.com) - Karachi is under lockdown after Imran Farooq was murdered outside his home in north London.