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U.S. and Pakistan: Afghan Strategies

  0 comments   |     by George Friedman

It is becoming apparent that the United States is exploring ways to accelerate the drawdown of its forces in the country. It is also clear that U.S. relations with Pakistan are deteriorating to a point where cooperation — whatever level there was — is breaking down. These are two intimately related issues. Any withdrawal from Afghanistan, particularly an

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NATO Escalate World’s Deadliest War On Both Sides Of AG-Pk Border

  0 comments   |     by Rick Rozoff

The United States and its military allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization have entered the third month of war in Afghanistan this year, which President Barack Obama in December of 2009 announced as the year in which American and other foreign occupation forces would be reduced preparatory to their full withdrawal. Within months of the U.S. head of state

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Taliban announce surprise talks with US in Pakistani capital

  0 comments   |     by SAM Staff

The Taliban has said it will meet envoys from the United States for talks next week in Pakistan, even as another round of negotiations is scheduled in Qatar by the end of this month. The unexpected move on Wednesday was followed by a US State Department spokesperson saying in a statement that Washington had “noted” the announcement but had not “rec

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Old geopolitical rivalry in Nepal takes a new turn

  0 comments   |     by Biswas Baral

Old geopolitical rivalry in Nepal takes a new turn: US and China could be squaring off in the Himalayan republic   On January 25 Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, the co-chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), came out with a strong statement denounc

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Pakistan-Afghanistan-US Relations

  0 comments   |     by Dr Shahid Qureshi

There seems to be no clear policy of Zardari regime as how to deal with the challenges concerning the US lead military occupation of Afghanistan and drone attacks on Pakistan. Pakistan suffered approximately $60 billion economic losses, deployed more than 147,800 troops conducting combat operations in the tribal areas along the Afghan border. The Pakistan armed forces

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Defining Success in Afghanistan

  0 comments   |     by admin

There is a prior definition of success that shaped the Bush administration’s approach to Afghanistan in its early phases. The goal here was the disruption of al Qaeda’s operations in Afghanistan and the prevention of further attacks on the United States from Afghanistan. This definition did not envisage the emergence of a stable and democratic Afghanistan

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Views of a Veteran

  0 comments   |     by Usman Khalid

The Indo-Zionist lobbies have long campaigned that the USA replicates the First Gulf War in Pakistan before it withdraws from Afghanistan. With President Obama having mouthed words of demonization of Pakistan himself, there is fear that the USA may submit to the wishes of Indo-Zionists. But he may be dissuaded from striking Pakistan if the cost is too high. Pakistan&r

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Pakistan and the USA

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Pakistan is being subjected to bullying, coercion and intimidation. Its sovereignty is endangered through a well orchestrated plan by its own benefactor and strategic partner, the Unites States of America. It is being governed (rather misgoverned) by the most corrupt and incompetent government in power that was brought to foray by NRO (National Reconciliation Order) d

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U.S.-Pakistan Trust-Deficit Deepens

  0 comments   |     by Richard Weitz

The recent U.S. claims that Pakistan's intelligence service have aided attacks against U.S. troops in Afghanistan; the discovery that Osama bin Laden had been living for years in a safe house in central Pakistan; the U.S. special forces operation to attack his Pakistani compound without notifying Pakistani authorities; the disputes over U.S. drone strikes on Pakis

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Mapping U.S. PK Relations: Present and Future

  0 comments   |     by C. Christine Fair

Officials and voters in the United States often cite a "trust deficit" to explain the perennially tumultuous, frequently tortured, and always tenuous relationship between the United States and Pakistan over the last ten years. Many are wont to point out how the United States "failed Pakistan " throughout its history beginning in 1962 when it armed Pakistan 's neme

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